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Centers and Institutes

Centers and institutes enable faculty and students to work with civic, corporate and philanthropic communities, as well as other institutions, on projects related to UMKC's academic strengths and interests.

Centers and institutes provide a multidisciplinary approach to research, education, training and public service. They allow students and faculty to explore projects central to UMKC's mission and academic purpose while serving and engaging members of the greater community. Centers and institutes report to the Provost's Office and are evaluated every five years.

Centers and Institutes

Center for Applied Environmental Research

Center for Economic Information

Center of Excellence in the Study of Dental and Musculoskeletal Tissues/Center of Excellence in Mineralized Tissues (CEMT)

Center for Health Insights

Center for Midwestern Studies

Center for Neighborhoods

Harry S. Truman Center for Governmental Affairs

Institute for Human Development

L.P. Cookingham Institute of Urban Affairs

Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership

Shock/Trauma Research Center

Vision Research Center


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