• Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute

    Safeguarding critical technology is the mission of Northeastern’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute. Forging partnerships with experts in industry, government, and academia worldwide, the Institute’s faculty and students develop, protect, and enhance technologies on which the world relies—from mobile devices and “smart” IoT applications to tomorrow’s self-driving cars and delivery drones.

  • Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex (ISEC)

    This 220,000 square foot complex on Columbus Avenue, scheduled to open in 2016, will help transform Northeastern’s research enterprise by providing state-of-the-art infrastructure, fostering collaboration across disciplines, and increasing the university’s capacity to hire top faculty and academic leaders.

  • Network Science Institute

    Network Science Institute

    Director: Alessandro Vespignani

    Executive Director: Kate Coronges ‘The Network Science Institute was born out of our commitment to explore universality and predictability of systems to discover their function and develop intervention strategies to improve the health and security of human populations. The Institute is a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary lab space driven by the need to integrate models, […]

  • Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development in Puerto Rico (CRECE)

    Director: Akram Alshawabkeh

    The Center for Research on Early Childhood Exposure and Development (CRECE, Spanish for “grow”) in Puerto Rico studies how mixtures of environmental exposures and other factors affect the health and development of infants and children living in the heavily-contaminated island of Puerto Rico – an underserved, highly-exposed, and low-income population with significant health disparities.

  • Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC)

    The Center for Integrative Biomedical Computing (CIBC) is dedicated to producing open-source software tools for biomedical image-based modeling, biomedical simulation and estimation, and the visualization of biomedical data.

  • NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks

    Director: Co-Directors: Elizabeth Dillon, Professor of English, and David Lazer, Professor of Political Science and Computer and Information Science.

    The NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks is Northeastern University’s new center for Digital Humanities and Computational Social Science. NULab supports faculty research projects; trains graduate students in DH and CSS skills; sponsors talks and symposia; and provides fora for discussions of technology, teaching, and research at Northeastern. NULab acknowledges the support of the College […]

  • The Middle East Center

    Director: Co-Directors: Denis Sullivan, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, and Dov Waxman, Professor of Political Science, International Affairs and Israel Studies.

    The mission of the Middle East Center is to support the research and academic mission of Northeastern University in relation to the Middle East and North Africa. The center will engage: Northeastern faculty from a range of disciplines and colleges; International scholars, policy makers, and other professionals; and Northeastern students in a comprehensive set of activities […]

  • Ethics Institute

    Director: Ronald Sandler, Professor of Philosophy and Religion

    The interdisciplinary Ethics Institute at Northeastern University was launched in 2011. The Institute is dedicated to bringing ethical analysis and evaluation to bear on social and environmental issues, as well as to promoting ethical reflection on decisions and challenges in contemporary life. It does so through: Research: The Institutes supports faculty and students conducting ethics-oriented […]

  • Global Resilience Institute

    Director: Stephen Flynn, GRI Founding Director and Professor of Political Science

    The Global Resilience Institute is committed to informing and advancing societal resilience around the world. Individuals, communities, nations, and the systems they depend upon, can thrive only if they have the means to better withstand, recover from and adapt to the inevitable shocks and disruptive events of the 21st century. Our university-wide Institute is partnering […]

  • Center for International Affairs and World Cultures

    Director: Led by an executive committee

    The Center for International Affairs and World Cultures draws on Northeastern University’s many strengths in the study of international institutions and processes, enhancing knowledge of world societies, politics, and cultures. The Center’s activities aim to advance interdisciplinary scholarship, programs of study, and transnational linkages. The Center coordinates the activities of area studies programs devoted to […]

  • Center for Emerging Markets

    Director: Ravi Ramamurti: Director, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Distinguished Professor of International Business and Strategy, and Jeff Bornstein Senior Fellow

    Welcome to Northeastern University’s Center for Emerging Markets (CEM), which was founded in 2007 in anticipation of the rise of these countries in the global economy! It is today a leading center for research on business and public policy issues faced by firms operating in these countries. CEM was launched with seed money from the Liberty […]

  • Social Science Environmental Health Research Institute

    Director: Phil Brown, University Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences.

    Conceptualizing, studying, and addressing environmental health problems such as toxic chemicals, climate change, air pollution, biodiversity, and environmental justice requires creative collaborations across disciplines. As a hub for collaborative environmental health learning and interest on campus the Institute trains graduate students and postdocs for community based participatory research aimed at transforming and improving environmental health. […]

  • Health and Law Program

    Director: Wendy Parmet

    Based at the School of Law, the program draws from participating departments across the university to provide a rich context for students and researchers interested in public health law, health and human rights, health governance, intellectual property, bioethics, health care delivery law, and the regulation of our healthcare systems. It is guided by faculty and […]

  • Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research

    Director: Gary Young

    The Northeastern University Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research was created to foster interdisciplinary research and education pertaining to health policy and health care delivery. The Center’s faculty consists of outstanding scholars who represent a range of disciplines including business, pharmacy, economics, engineering, law, information science, and organizational behavior. The Center frequently collaborates with […]

  • George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security

    Director: Steve Flynn, Codirector; Peter Boynton, Codirector

    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.

  • Northeastern University Center for Renewable Energy Technology (NUCRET)

    Director: Sanjeev Mukerjee

    This center aims to be at the frontier of science and technology of clean energy conversion and storage. The range of efforts includes materials science, advanced in situ spectroscopy, micro-fabrication methods and manufacturing technology. Besides research overall activities include education, outreach and entrepreneurship. The center represents a multi-disciplinary team effort including chemists, physicists, engineers and […]

  • Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

    Director: Barry Bluestone, Founding Director, Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy

    The Dukakis Center conducts interdisciplinary research, in collaboration with civic leaders and scholars both within and beyond Northeastern University, to identify and implement real solutions to the critical challenges facing urban areas throughout Greater Boston, the Commonwealth, and the nation. A focus of the Center’s research is on various aspects of smart growth, including sustainable […]

  • Humanities Center

    Director: Lori Lefkovitz, Ruderman Professor and Director of Jewish Studies Program, Professor of English

    The Humanities Center was founded in 2008 to foster conversation and collaboration among politicians and writers, philosophers and scientists, historians and health-care providers, journalists and entrepreneurs, artists and lawyers, researchers and practitioners, and others.

  • Institute for Information Assurance

    Director: Professor Engin Kirda

    The Institute for Information Assurance (IIA) is an interdisciplinary effort between the College of Computer and Information Science and the College of Engineering. The major goal of the Institute is to develop new cross-disciplinary methodologies to provide robust and reliable transmission of physically distributed information. We are working to provide information security within organizations and advisory […]

  • The Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative (NEJRC)

    Director: Daniel Faber, Professor of Sociology

    The Northeastern Environmental Justice Research Collaborative (NEJRC) is a multidisciplinary research collaborative made up of scholars, activists, and policy makers engaged in the study of political ecology and environmental justice initiatives. Based at Northeastern University in Boston, the collaborative works on a wide range of local, regional, national, and international topics and issues. Professor Daniel […]

  • Puerto Rico Testsite for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT)

    Director: Akram Alshawabkeh, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; José F. Cordero, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Health and the University of Puerto Rico

    The PROTECT Center will study exposure to environmental contamination in Puerto Rico and its contribution to preterm birth (less than 37 completed weeks of gestation). PROTECT also seeks to better understand the phenomena affecting fate and transport of hazardous substances in karstic aquifers and to develop green remediation strategies that attenuate and mitigate exposure to […]

  • Public Health Advocacy Institute (PHAI)

    Director: Dick Daynard, Professor of Law

    PHAI is an interdisciplinary research and advocacy institute created by the Northeastern University School of Law and Graduate Programs in Public Health at Tufts University School of Medicine. The Institute seeks to increase the legal field’s understanding of public health and help ensure that legal decisions take into account public health goals. It provides co-op […]

  • National Education and Research Center for Outcomes Assessment in Health Care (NERCOA)

    Director: Judith Barr

    The mission of NERCOA is to link research, education, and practice in patient-based outcome assessment. The center develops and validates patient-centered methods and surveys that assess the impact of disease and health care interventions on the quality of life of patients. Findings are published in scientific publications and educational monographs, as well as videotapes that […]

  • Institute on Urban Health Research (IUHR)

    Director: Alisa Lincoln

    The Institute on Urban Health Research (IUHR) is devoted to research and its practical application in an effort to improve the health and well-being of the residents of Boston and other urban communities. The IUHR is focused on exploring social determinants of health in urban settings, the promotion of health equality and the elimination of […]

  • Center for Translational NeuroImaging (CTNI)

    Director: Craig Ferris, Professor of Psychology and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    The Center for Translational NeuroImaging (CTNI) is located on Northeastern University’s campus adjacent to the Longwood Medical area. The Center’s mission is to provide services to the academic community interested in the areas of animal modeling and drug testing to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of CNS diseases. The CTNI develops proprietary technology and […]