AIRES includes 10 centers, institutes, and programs that work together to build a “Roadmap to Resilience,” drawing on the expertise of many colleges and departments to promote partnerships and interdisciplinary activities
Institutes and Centers
Research, Innovation & Impact’s institutes and centers provide researchers with the infrastructure necessary to achieve far-reaching impacts. These institutions foster interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers, government, and industry, opening opportunities for research to influence public policy and contribute to economic development in Arizona and beyond.
Arizona Institute for Resilient Environments and Societies (AIRES)
Arizona Space Institute
The University of Arizona Space Institute (UASI) leverages the expertise of the university’s large space science community, advancing areas including space exploration, astrobiology, space situational awareness, and planetary defense.
The BIO5 Institute tackles complex problems, using the collaborative power of five core research areas: agriculture, engineering, medicine, science, and pharmacy.
The Biosphere 2 is a living laboratory for controlled scientific studies of Earth systems, an arena for scientific discovery and discussion, and a provider of public education.
Center for the Philosophy of Freedom
The mission of the Freedom Center is to promote the understanding of the ideals of freedom and responsibility.
Confluencenter for Creative Inquiry
The Confluencenter is a research incubator for the arts, humanities, and social sciences, dedicated to fostering collaboration across disciplines.
Data Science Institute
The Data Science Institute (Data7) promotes the next generation of data-driven research by connecting and aligning expertise, resources, and infrastructure.
France-Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges
The University of Arizona and the French National Centre for Scientific Research signed a research collaboration in April 2021 to establish the France-Arizona Institute for Global Grand Challenges, focused on the environment, space science, data science and global climate change.
Institute for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
The Institute for LGBT Studies promotes LGBTQ research, curricula, and educational programming.
Institute for the Future of Data and Computing
Led by a University of Arizona alumnus, the Institute for the Future of Data and Computing also will explore the societal questions driving how and why data is used.
National Institute for Civil Discourse
NICD comprises a bipartisan group of leaders working to promote healthy and civil political debate. In addition to inspiring and organizing everyday Americans, NCID encourages elected leaders to put country ahead of partisanship.
STEM Learning Center
The STEM Learning Center works to advance quality education programs in science, technology, engineering and math for the benefit of Arizona youth, educators, and employers.
Transportation Research Institute
The TRI is equipped with the interdisciplinary expertise necessary to address the challenges of an ever-evolving transportation ecosystem.
Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy
The Udall Center connects scholarship with public policy related to the environment and indigenous nations.
For new institutes and centers applications and periodic review, please contact Jennifer Chamblee.
The Arizona Board of Regents (ABOR) has delegated to the universities the authority to approve the creation, modification, or disestablishment of Institutes or Centers, set forth by ABOR Policy 2-222 C.