List of University Centers and Institutes

College of Architecture

  • Institute for Quality Communities

    The Institute for Quality Communities was founded in 2008.  Its mission is to improve the quality of life in cities and towns of all sizes in both rural and urban areas in Oklahoma.  While it will focus on planning and policy assistance for communities in Oklahoma, it will develop model programs and approaches which will have the potential for national and international application.

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College of Arts and Sciences

  • Advanced Center for Genome Technology

    Since its inception as a National Institutes of Health Genome Center in 1990, and an OU approved center shortly thereafter, the ACGT has been at the fore-front of DNA high throughput sequencing. The ACGT also is

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  • Biocorrosion Center

    The Biocorrosion Center is working to generate new knowledge and technology to diagnose and mitigate hydrocarbon biodegradation and carbon steel biocorrosion problems in the energy industry.

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  • Center for Applied Social Research

    The Center for Applied Social Research (CASR) is an interdisciplinary center that brings together unique skills and expertise, fostering collaboration on the cultural, political, organizational, technical, interpersonal, and cognitive dimensions of contemporary challenges in human communities.

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  • Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

    The center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies brings together interested faculty and students from the University of Oklahoma who specialize in Medieval and Renaissance Studies. The nine-member Steering Committee includes faculty and students from the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Fine Arts.

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  • Center for Risk and Crisis Management

    The CRCM is an interdisciplinary research Center at the University of Oklahoma that studies risk, risk perception and crisis management in many substantive domains.  These areas of research interest and expertise include energy and the environment, national security and terrorism, complex controversial technologies, and weather and climate change.

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  • Center for Semiconductor Physics in Nanostructures

    The Center for Semiconductor Physics in Nanostructures is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the University of Arkansas and the University of Oklahoma.

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  • Institute for Environmental Genomics

    The mission of IEG is to advance scientific research and education in environmental genomics and to stimulate bio-economic development in the State of Oklahoma and the United States.

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  • Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage

    The Institute for the American Constitutional Heritage was founded to promote the study of American constitutionalism from legal, historical, and philosophical perspectives.

    Our affiliated faculty includes representatives from History, Political Science, Classics & Letters, the Law School, as well as a number of other departments and schools.

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  • Kessler Atmospheric and Ecological Field Station

    Kessler Atmospheric and Ecological Field Station (KAEFS) is a 360 acre (146 ha) research and education facility located approximately 28 km southwest of the University of Oklahoma. KAEFS is a classic example of the predominant land use in the southern Great Plains and has a land use legacy common in this area.

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