Centers & Institutes

Centers & Institutes

Centers of knowledge. Research, learning, and public dialogue meet in the activities of Dartmouth’s centers and institutes.

The centers listed below represent a sample from across the institution. A comprehensive list of the more than 50 research centers at Dartmouth is also available.

  • Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society

    Dartmouth’s Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society aspires to be the world’s premier institute for transforming humankind’s understanding of energy issues, and driving the creation of ideas, technologies, and policies that improve the availability and efficient use of energy for all people.

  • Center for Business, Government & Society

    The Center, at the Tuck School of Business, prepares leaders to understand, shape, and succeed in the dynamic interactions between business and government in the global economy.

  • Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)

    DCAL facilitates professional development for Dartmouth’s faculty and cultivates conversation about how people learn. It works with educators across the campus and helps them practice learner-centered course design, implementation, and assessment. 

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  • Dartmouth Centers Forum

    The Forum is a collaborative alliance that promotes campus-wide dialogue on complex issues. It seeks to respond to growing political, ideological, social, and intellectual dissonance in the academy and in society. 

  • Dickey Center for International Understanding

    The John Sloan Dickey Center aims to produce the best understanding and analysis of international issues through collaborative, multidisciplinary research on complex problems, such as global climate change, world health crises, and war and conflict resolution.

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  • Ethics Institute

    The Institute fosters the study and teaching of ethics throughout the Dartmouth community, at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.

  • Hood Museum of Art

    A teaching museum, the Hood works to create an ideal learning environment that fosters transformative encounters with works of art. It currently holds about 65,000 objects in its collections, which are among the oldest and largest of any university in the country.

  • Hopkins Center for the Arts

    The Hop is the cultural hub of campus and nurtures a passion for the arts within the Dartmouth community and in the Upper Valley region. Each year, the Hop holds more than 100 live performances in virtually all genres of music, theater, and dance, as well as over 200 film screenings and other events.

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  • Institute for Writing and Rhetoric

    The Institute fosters the habits of inquiry, reading, writing, and speech that constitute the heart of a liberal arts education, preparing Dartmouth students to be critical thinkers, speakers, readers, and writers.

  • Leslie Center for the Humanities

    The Fannie and Alan Leslie ’30 Center is an interdisciplinary space for the production and advancement of humanistic knowledge. Everything the Center does—from hosting lectures and seminars to providing faculty and student research fellowships—helps define and promote the value of the humanities at Dartmouth and beyond.

  • Neukom Institute for Computational Science

    Computation is increasingly important to research conducted across the humanities, arts, social sciences, and sciences. The William H. Neukom Institute was founded in 2007 to enable Dartmouth students and faculty to integrate computational technology into their scholarship.

  • Norris Cotton Cancer Center

    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center is one of the nation’s premier facilities for cancer treatment and research. It is one of 69 National Cancer Institute–designated comprehensive cancer centers in the U.S. The center’s researchers and clinicians work to improve the understanding, prevention, and treatment of cancer. 

  • Rockefeller Center for Public Policy

    The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy educates, trains, and inspires the next generation of public policy leaders in all fields through multidisciplinary education, public lectures by visiting scholars and dignitaries, skills training, and research across the social sciences.

  • SYNERGY: The Dartmouth Clinical and Translational Science Institute

    SYNERGY fosters translational research at Dartmouth by improving research infrastructure, promoting cross-disciplinary collaboration, training scientists in translational research, and facilitating the movement of scientific discoveries into clinical trials and clinical practice.

  • The Tucker Center

    The William Jewett Tucker Center offers opportunities to cultivate a sense of meaning and purpose through spiritual, ethical, and moral exploration and engagement.