The vision of CATSS is to harness the University of Minnesota's world-leading scientific expertise in sensory science to tackle the problems faced by millions of people with sensory deficits, such as low vision or hearing loss.
Established in 1977, the Center for Austrian Studies (CAS) is the Western Hemisphere's oldest and best-known multidisciplinary research center devoted to the historical and contemporary experience of Austria and Central Europe. The Center:
The CEMH is a premier research, teaching, and resource center for the comparative study of the early modern world, roughly 1370 to 1750. The center's aim: to expand understanding of the crucial period between the Middle Ages and the modern era by drawing on many scholarly approaches and by relating developments across the globe to one another.
Devoted to the development of the next generation of scholars and the production of new knowledge relating to Germany and Europe, the Center for German and European Studies supports research, teaching, and community engagement in a broad range of fields and disciplines.
The Institute for Global Studies (IGS) creates an environment for students and scholars at the University of Minnesota to investigate the sets of interrelated processes forming today's increasingly interdependent world.
The Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute, a global initiative in the College of Liberal Arts, was created to inform and influence public policy by supporting and promoting frontier economic research and by communicating findings to leading academics, policymakers, and business executives around the world.
The center promotes interdisciplinary research on international migration, develops archives documenting immigrant and refugee life, especially in the U.S., and makes specialized scholarship accessible to students, teachers, and the public.
The Center conducts research aimed at understanding how and why people become actively involved in doing good for others and for society, to answer questions about why people become involved in such pro-social action, what sustains their involvement over time, and the consequences of such action for individuals and for society.
The Center for Interest Measurement Research (CIMR) functions as a research office dedicated to the accumulation of new knowledge in the field of vocational interest measurement and career development, to the development of materials that make practical use of this knowledge, and to the provision of graduate student and professional education.