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Tufts University is home to more than 45 interdisciplinary centers and institutes focused on a broad range of topics, from medicine, science and technology to animals and the environment. Led by members of the Tufts faculty, these centers and institutes contribute extensively to education and research and promote higher learning at the University.

Guidelines for Proposing New Centers

Interdisciplinary centers reporting directly to the Provost

Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT)
CELT is a central resource for schools on all three Tufts campuses which strives to promote teaching innovation and support teaching-related initiatives, while collaborating and coordinating faculty development initiatives between campuses.

Tufts European Center in Talloires
Offers academic programs for college undergraduates, high school students, alumni and adult learners. Hosts a variety of international conferences, all of which aid in facilitating and promoting international understanding. The European Center is based on the University’s campus in Talloires, France.

Institute for Global Leadership
Prepares new generations of critical thinkers for effective and ethical national and international leadership. The mission of the Institute is accomplished through its intensive engagement of students in classes, global research, internships, workshops, simulations and international symposia — all involving national and international leaders from both the public and private sectors.

Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction
Supports a community of scholars dedicated to education research and integrated into the teaching and learning that takes places across Tufts’ schools, departments, and programs.

Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA)
Supported by the Agricultural Research Service, the HNRCA is the largest research institution in the world devoted to investigating the relationship between nutrition and aging.

Tufts Institute of the Environment
Focuses on environmental research, technology, policy development, and education to improve environmental quality as it relates to human health.

Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Tufts CTSI accelerates translation of research into clinical use, medical practice and health policy. We connect people to research resources, consultation, and education, and we foster collaboration with scholars of all disciplines and with community members, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the public.