The Office of the Vice President for Research oversees several research centers and institutes, all with a focus on groundbreaking collaborative research that seeks to solve grand challenges faced in today's modern society. Learn more about the centers and institutes under the OVPR's umbrella.
Center for Open Research Resources and Equipment (COR²E)
Core research facilities provide highly specialized services, equipment, and staff that would otherwise be too expensive for a single laboratory or department to maintain. A variety of research cores are available to UConn faculty, including those housed in the Center for Open Research Resources and Equipment (COR²E).
Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE)
Center for Environmental Sciences and Engineering (CESE) comprises more than 160 faculty members from the biophysical and social sciences, as well as from engineering and agriculture. The Center’s mission is to lead and promote multidisciplinary research, education and outreach in environmental sciences, engineering, policy, and sustainability.
Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP)
The Institute for Collaboration on Health, Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP) is a multidisciplinary research institute dedicated to the creation and dissemination of new scientific knowledge and theoretical frameworks in the areas of health behavior and health behavior change at multiple levels of analysis (e.g., individual, environmental, social, and policy)
The Innovation Partnership Building at the UConn Tech Park
The Innovation Partnership Building at the UConn Tech Park provides an ecosystem that inspires great ideas and collaboration between industry and academic scientists. At the IPB, cross-disciplinary research teams develop novel approaches to critical real world problems in fields ranging from manufacturing to biomedical devices to cybersecurity.
Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA)
The mission of the Connecticut Institute for Resilience and Climate Adaptation (CIRCA) is to increase the resilience and sustainability of vulnerable communities along Connecticut’s coast and inland waterways to the growing impacts of climate change on the natural, built, and human environment.
Connecticut Sea Grant
Connecticut Sea Grant is part of a national network comprised of 33 Sea Grant programs based at flagship universities in U.S. coastal and Great Lake states and territories. The National Sea Grant College Program encourages the wise stewardship of our marine resources through research, education, outreach and technology transfer.