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Centers and Institutes

Abuse Research (CESAR), Center for Substance
Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Alfred Gessow Rotorcraft Center
American Distance Education Consortium
American Journalism Review
The Anthropology of Pfiesteria
Aquatic Pathobiology Center 
Arabidopsis Thaliana Research Initiative at the University of Maryland
Auditory Neuroethology Laboratory
Auditory Perception and Modeling Lab
The Art Gallery
Arts and Humanities Center for Synergy
Bahai Chair for World Peace
Bioelectromagnetics Laboratory 
Black Saga Program
Bridge Engineering Software and Technology Transfer (BEST) Center 
Institute for Governmental Service and Research
CALCE Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering
CCI Computation and Fire Modeling Laboratory
Center for Advanced Transportation Technology
Center for Advanced Study of Language
Center for Agricultural & Natural Resource Policy
Center for American Politics and Citizenship
Center for Auditory and Acoustics Research (CAAR)
Center for Automation Research (CfAR)
Center for Biodiversity
Center for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
Center for Children, Relationships, and Culture 
Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Biology of Hearing
Center for Criminal Justice Technology
Center for Dynamics and Control of Smart Structures (CDCSS) 
Center for Early Childhood Education and Intervention
Center for Educational Policy and Leadership
Center for Electronic Markets and Enterprises 
Center for Energetic Concepts Development 
Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE) 
Center for Excellence in Service 
Center of Excellence in Health Information Technology Research 
Center for Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation 
Center for Executive Education 
Center for Food Safety and Security Systems 
Center for Geotechnical Centrifuge Modeling 
Center for Global Business
Center for Government and Corporate Veterinary Medicine 
Center for Health Information and Decision Systems
Herschel S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy
Center for Health-Related Informatics and BioImaging
Center for Healthy Families
Center for Heritage Resource Studies 
Miller Center for Historical Studies
Center for Human Capital, Innovation and Technology
Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) 
Center for Institutional Reform in the Information Sector (IRIS) 
Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) 
Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) 
Center for International Economics 
Center for Mathematics Education 
The Center for Microscopy and Microanalysis
Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering 
Center for Neural and Cognitive Sciences 
Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership 
Center for Public Policy and Private Enterprise 
Center for Research on Military Organization 
Center for Risk and Reliability 
Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling (CSCAMM)
Center for Social Value Creation
Abuse Research (CESAR), Center for Substance
Center for Superconductivity Research 
Center for Teaching Excellence 
Center for Technology and Systems Management 
University of Maryland Center for Young Children
Center for Biomolecular Structure and Organization (CBSO)
Center on Aging
Center on Young Adult Health and Development
Central Maryland Research and Education Center 
Charged Particle Beam Research
The Chesapeake Research Consortium, Inc.
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Clean and Environmentally Safe Advanced Reactor Project (CAESAR)
Cognitive Motor Behavior Laboratory 
Combined Array for Research in Millimeter Wave Astronomy
Committee on the Political Economy of the Good Society 
Communications and Signal Processing Laboratory 
Composites Research Laboratory (CORE) 
Computational Linguistics and Information Processing Laboratory (CLIP)
Computational Sensorimeter Systems Laboratory
Computer Vision Laboratory 
Condensed Matter Theory Center 
Connections Beyond Sight and Sound 
Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network
Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity
Council on the Environment
Counseling Center at the University of Maryland 
Counseling Psychology Program 
Cultural Systems Analysis Group 
David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diaspora
Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship 
Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) 
East-West Space Science Center
Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage (NEES)
FAA Center of Excellence in Aviation Operations Research (NEXTOR)
Failure Analysis and Materials Characterization Laboratory 
The Center for Healthy Families
Fraunhofer USA Center for Experimental Software Engineering Maryland
Future of Information Alliance
GIS, Cartography, & Remote Sensing
Geospatial-Information Science and Remote Sensing
Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies
Global Landcover Facility 
Graphics and Visual Informatics Laboratory 
Gyroklystron Program 
Harrison Program on the Future Global Agenda 
Harry R. Huges Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc. 
Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowships 
Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory 
Institute for Advanced Computer Studies, UM 
Institute of Applied Agriculture
Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research (IBBR) 
Institute for Global Chinese Affairs 
Institute for Governmental Service and Research
Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy 
Institute for Physical Science and Technology 
Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics 
Institute for Systems Research 
Institute for the Study of Exceptional Children and Youth 
Intelligent Servosystems Laboratory 
Inter-Industry Forecasting at the University of Maryland (INFORUM)
International Communication and Negotiation Simulations (ICONS) 
Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research 
Armed Forces and Society, Inter-University Seminar on
Joint Global Change Research Institute 
Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN) 
Joint Program in Survey Methodology 
Joint Space Science Institute
Journalism Center on Children and Families, Casey 
Judgment and Decision Processes Laboratory 
K-16 Partnership Development Center 
Keck Laboratory for the Analysis of Visual Motion 
Western Maryland Research & Education Center - Research 
Knight Center for Specialized Journalism 
Laboratory for Automation Psychology and Decision Processes /a>
Laboratory for Advanced Materials and Processing 
Atomic, Molecular & Optical
Laboratory for Global Remote Sensing Studies 
Laboratory for Millimeter Wave Astronomy 
Laboratory for Parallel and Distributed Computing 
Laboratory for Plasma Processing of Materials 
Laboratory for Radiation and Polymer Science 
Laboratory of Comparative and Functional Neuroanatomy 
Laboratory of Comparative Psychoacoustics
Laboratory for Physical Sciences
Language and Media Processing Laboratory 
Latin American Studies Center 
Lower Eastern Shore Research and Education Center - Salisbury 
Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station
Maryland Assessment Research Center for Education Success(MARCES)
Maryland Center for Health Equity
Maryland Child and Family Development Laboratory
Maryland Cooperative Extension 
Maryland Cybersecurity Center (MC2)
Maryland English Institute 
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute (MIFRI) 
Maryland Information and Network Dynamics Laboratory (MIND) 
Maryland Institute for Applied Environmental Health
Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education
Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
Maryland Language Science Center
Maryland NanoCenter
Maryland Neuroimaging Center
Maryland Optics Group
Maryland Pathogen Research Institute
Maryland Performance Excellence Awards
Maryland Population Research Center
Maryland Public Interest Research Group (MaryPIRG) 
Maryland Revolving Field Monitor
Maryland Robotics Center
Maryland Sea Grant
Maryland Small Business Development Center Network 
Maryland Technology Enterprise Institute 
Maryland Transportation Technology Transfer Center 
Materials Research Science and Engineering Center 
Mathematical Statistics Program 
MEMS Sensors and Actuators Laboratory 
Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies
Michelle Smith Collaboratory for Visual Culture
Micro-Electronics Devices Laboratory 
Microsystems Laboratory 
Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX)
Mini-Center for Teaching Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture and Society 
Molecular Beam Epitaxy Laboratory 
National Center for Atmospheric Research
National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education 
National Center on Accelerating Student Learning 
National Center on Education, Disability, and Juvenile Justice 
National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)
National Foreign Language Center 
National Public Broadcasting Archives 
National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) 
Netcentricity Laboratory 
Neural Systems Laboratory 
Neuroscience and Cognitive Sciences (NACS) Program
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science
Perceptual Interfaces and Reality Laboratory
Photonic Switching and Integrated Opto-electronics Laboratory
Physical Cultural Studies
Plant Nematology Laboratory
Polity IV Project
Polymer Characterization Laboratory
Program on International Policy Attitudes 
Pseudo Spark Laboratory
Clinical Psychology at the University of Maryland 
Psychotherapy Clinic and Research Lab, Maryland
Public Safety Training and Technical Assistance Program
Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
Sadat Chair for Peace and Development
Sensors and Actuators Laboratory, MEMS 
Smart Materials and Structure Research Center 
Smith Research Network 
Space Systems Laboratory 
Speech and Hearing Clinic
Summer Research Initiative 
Supply Chain Management Center
Systems Engineering and Integration Laboratory
Technology Enterprise Institute
Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science
Ultra-fast Opto-electronics Laboratory
Universities Council on Water Resources 
Universities Research Association, Inc. 
Universities Space Research Association 
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
University of Maryland 4-H Center
University of Maryland Center for Automotive Research
University of Maryland Center for Young Children 
University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC)
University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS)
University of Maryland Prevention Research Center
VLSI Design Automation Laboratory 
Wye Research and Education Center 


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Spanning 12 schools and colleges, Maryland offers more than 300 degree-granting programs, many of them ranked among the best in the country. Our faculty includes two Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 58 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. And our students, who include the highest achievers in the state and nation, enjoy experiences unique to our location just outside the nation’s capital, including internships, research, and leadership and service opportunities.

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The University of Maryland is one of the world’s premier research institutions. With our strategic location and scores of partnerships with government and businesses, UMD conducts groundbreaking research on some of the biggest challenges facing our global community, including cybersecurity and terrorism, bioengineering, public health equity, food safety and climate change. We strive to discover new knowledge and put it to work through innovation and entrepreneurship, advancing economic development and transforming lives. 

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