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 and Institutes
Interdisciplinary centers and institutes reporting directly to the Provost:
Data Intensive Study Center (DISC)
The Data Intensive Study Center (DISC) enables excellence in data science scholarship and education at Tufts. Data sciences enable transformative research in many disciplines. However, initiating and sustaining such work can be difficult and needs partners and expertise that may be difficult to find. Through funding, training, fellowships, and resources, DISC addresses these challenges to ensure the high quality education and research.
Institute for Research on Learning and Instruction (IRLI)
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 Clinical and Translational Science Institute (Tufts 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.
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.
Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE)
Focuses on environmental research, technology, policy development, and education to improve environmental quality as it relates to human health.