The Center for Cognitive Sciences, designated as a University-wide center, receives strong support from across the University and its constituent colleges. Currently, the Center draws faculty and students from 16 departments and programs across eight colleges.
The University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment (IonE) is dedicated to discovering solutions to the earth's most pressing environmental problems through cutting-edge research, world-class leadership development and innovative collaboration.
The Minnesota Population Center (MPC) is a University-wide interdisciplinary cooperative for demographic research. MPC fosters connections among population researchers across disciplines and opens new opportunities for large-scale collaborative externally funded research projects.
The Institute for Translational Neuroscience (ITN) was formed in 2007 out of a Presidential initiative to promote, across the University, the transfer of discoveries in the basic neurosciences to the clinics. ITN is not a bricks-and-mortar entity but an umbrella organization that is scientifically organized around five founding centers/institutes.
The University of Minnesota Informatics Institute (UMII) responds to the needs of the university community, and is shaped by the university community in partnership with public and private entities. UMII serves as the link to connect the research community to the services related to managing data across the data life cycle.