Centers and Institutes

Centers, Institutes and affiliates

  • Advanced Simulation and Gaming Studio

    Focuses on complex software using artificial intelligence applied in simulation game structures. Creates serious games for academic and training applications, including research on how to deploy intelligence in simulation game avatars.

  • Area Health Education Centers

    Develop programs in healthcare career education, community health education, continuing medical education, clinical education and health manpower.

  • Cancer Center

    Medical oncologists at The University of Toledo Medical Center provide the most up-to-date cancer therapy and precision cancer treatment in the region.

  • Carver Resource Center

    Educates and promotes the use of technology in teaching, research and service for students, faculty, staff and external partners of the Judith Herb College of Education.

  • Center for Creative Instruction 

    Our team of web developers, software engineers, multimedia experts, 3D animators and medical illustrators provides web development support and builds effective solutions to shape the future of teaching and learning at the University of Toledo. 

  • Center for Hypertension and Precision Medicine

    Promotes interdisciplinary research and furthers knowledge, education and public awareness in the field of cardiovascular disease.

  • Center for International Studies and Programs (CISP)

    Supports members of the UToledo community, students and faculty in their pursuit of knowledge, cultural exchanges and global opportunities.

  • Center for Education in Mass Violence and Suicide

    Dedicated to developing solutions and conducting research to keep communities safe and informed.

  • Center for Neurological Disorders

    Focuses on neurological disorders of aging and neurological disorders affecting women.

  • Center for Religious Understanding

    Promotes a deeper understanding of religion on campus, in the greater Toledo region, in the nation and in the world.

  • Center for Successful Aging 

    Meets the expanding needs of older adults and families in northwest Ohio. Provides quality education, research and services to older adults and their families and quality educational experiences for UToledo students and healthcare professionals.

  • Early Learning Center

    An on-campus, five-star early childhood program for children from infancy to five years old.

  • Herb Innovation Center

    Improves education by supporting innovative and sustainable educational and human science research and by offering students applied research experiences vital to their professional development.

  • Institute for Asian Studies

    Manages the Asian Studies degree program and coordinates scholarly activities with Asia.

  • Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center (IISC)

    A state-of-the-art, hands-on training environment for UToledo students and northwest Ohio healthcare professionals ― simulation models, simulated clinical settings, virtual immersive environments and medical visualization.

  • Jacobson Center for Clinical & Translational Research

    Promotes and facilitates clinical and translational research. Provides education and training in clinical research practices and informs research community of opportunities for clinical trials.

  • Learning Enhancement Center

    Provides students with accessible, professional, academic support services that enhance success and retention.

  • Minority Business Development Center

    Offers assistance for minority-owned, early-stage firms. Nurtures entrepreneurial and economic development in the Toledo community by providing office space, training, mentoring and professional advisors.  

  • Plant Science Research Center

    Conducts research in plant biology and serves as a regional and global resource for research in plant sciences.

  • Psychology Clinic

    Provides affordable, evidence-based services and operates as a training and research clinic for faculty and students.

  • Stranahan Arboretum

    The 47-acre site serves as a field site and outdoor laboratory for environmental education and research.

  • The Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women

    Advancing gender equity through high-impact and innovative programs that uplift women and gender minorities, build community and mobilize changemakers.

  • The Center for Materials Science and Engineering

    Enhances materials research and education at The University of Toledo. Facilitates collaborative research and educational activity with other educational institutions and regional industry.

  • The Instrumentation Center (Arts & Sciences)

    Supports research of UToledo faculty with advice, technical assistance and access to advanced scientific equipment. Educates and trains graduate students.

  • The Lake Erie Center

    A research and educational facility focused on environmental conditions and aquatic resources in Maumee Bay and western Lake Erie.

  • The Legal Institute of the Great Lakes

    A multi-disciplinary research center within The University of Toledo College of Law. Supports research, maintains publications and sponsors conferences on legal, economic and social issues of importance to the Great Lakes region of the U.S. and Canada.

  • The Polymer Institute

    A College of Engineering center for research and development in polymers and plastics technology as well as an education and industrial training center. Provides industrial support through contract research and development.

  • The Toledo Museum of Art

    A world-class museum and home to the Center for Visual Arts, which houses UToledo’s art program.

  • The University of Toledo Medical C

    A teaching hospital that provides patient-centered, university-quality care.

  • The Urban Affairs Center

    An applied research unit of UToledo whose mission is to enhance the economic vitality and quality of life of Toledo and its metropolitan region.

  • The UT American Language Institute

    Provides intensive English training to students, scholars and area residents of international origin.

  • Wright Center for Photovoltaics Innovation and Commercialization (PVIC)

    A resource to strengthen photovoltaics research and its manufacturing base in Ohio.

  • University Transportation Center (UT-UTC)

    Focuses on economic development through transportation research and education.

  • UTMC Orthopedic Center

    Home to a team of experts who diagnose and treat bone, muscle and joint issues.

  • UT's Writing Center

    Supports student writers as they complete writing assignments. 

Business-Related Centers and Institutes

Pharmacy-Related Centers and Institutions

Physics and Astronomy-Related Centers and Institutions

  • Ohio Aerospace Institute
    Collaborates with members in government, industry and academia to accelerate Ohio's aerospace workforce development through a global network of connections, educational programs and cutting-edge information.

  • The Ritter Astrophysical Research Center
    A research and educational facility that includes a planetarium and observatory and is home to the faculty, students and staff of the astrophysics department.


  • The Ritter Planetarium
    Hosts public astronomy programs to educate and entertain. 
Last Updated: 9/14/20