Institutes and Centers

The University of Arizona’s more than 100 centers and institutes 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 Institutes for Resilience (AIR)

AIR 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

BIO5 Institute

The BIO5 Institute tackles complex problems, using the collaborative power of five core research areas: agriculture, engineering, medicine, science, and pharmacy.

aerial overhead photo of the Biosphere 2 facility

Biosphere 2

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.

a waterfall inside a cave

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.

Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute

The Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute promotes understanding of the aging brain with the goal of achieving longer, fuller cognitive lives for all.

Institute for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies

The Institute for LGBT Studies promotes LGBTQ research, curricula, and educational programming.

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. 

University of 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.

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