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

The Institute's mission is to advance an affordable, sustainable, and reliable energy future for the benefit of society by developing the next generation of energy experts, leaders, and citizens and by transforming humankind's understanding of energy systems across technological, environmental, economic, geopolitical, and cultural perspectives.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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