The mission of the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security is to advance resilience in the face of 21st century risks. The institute will foster collaborative, use-inspired research aimed at expanding the capacity of communities, critical systems, and infrastructure to withstand, respond to, and recover from manmade and natural catastrophes.

Our new facility offers a secure environment for innovative translational research conducted by private-public-academic multidisciplinary research teams.

These teams will include not just researchers in science, engineering, and technology fields, but also experts in the social sciences, law, and other public-policy spheres.

In addition to research, the Kostas Institute will also serve a convening function for researchers, the university community, and practitioners in the fields of homeland security and emergency management.