Research Centers and Institutes

Case Western Reserve University’s centers and institutes help foster multidisciplinary collaboration among researchers to address today’s most pressing problems. These entities can bring together experts from various fields to increase funding support, share ideas and tackle complex problems.

CWRU has more than 100 centers and institutes dedicated to cultivating these essential multidisciplinary approaches. Browse an A-Z list of some of our most commonly searched centers and institutes.

ORTM Centers and Institutes

While most centers and institutes reside within schools and colleges, others operate under the purview of the Office of Research and Technology Management with a status of “University Research Center” or “University Interdisciplinary Institute.” This designation is given to organizational units that bring together faculty, students and staff to address research topics that cannot be confined to a single school or college.  

These organizational units are distinguished from centers and institutes that reside in one school or college and do not have the “university” designation. Accordingly, they develop research programs that cross traditional academic units, making it possible to acquire extramural resources for which they might not otherwise qualify. They also may have education and outreach functions.

Learn more about CWRU’s University Research Centers and Interdisciplinary Institutes:

School Centers

Explore the centers and institutes within CWRU schools and colleges: