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Academic Institutes

The unique centers and groups found at Hofstra specialize in research and push for advancement in their fields.


Annual Report of Centers and Institutes 2016-2017

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The Center for Civic Engagement

Believing that informed and involved students are more likely to participate in the democratic process, Hofstra University formed The Center for Civic Engagement to encourage students to become active citizens.


Center for Climate Study

The Hofstra University Center for Climate Study (HUCCS) will pursue three areas of climate research: the study of prehistoric hurricanes using sediment cores, the effect of rain on ocean absorption of greenhouse gases, and the impact of climate change on Long Island's ecology.


Center for Condensed Matter Research

Support ongoing work at Hofstra on practical applications of physics such as photocells, more powerful computers, physics of the heart and various types of networks.


Center for Educational Access and Success

The Center for Educational Access and Success promotes academic success through engaging programs and services to effectuate student learning.


The Center for Entrepreneurship

The mission of the Center for Entrepreneurship is to provide Hofstra University’s students, faculty, staff and alumni with the skills and training necessary to become accomplished entrepreneurs and to establish Hofstra University as a leader in Long Island’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.


Center for Innovation

A venture in which Hofstra faculty will provide technical and engineering expertise to regional businesses and research centers, thereby supporting the region's research-based economy and providing students with valuable real-world experience.


Center for “Race,” Culture and Social Justice

Established at Hofstra University in January 2017 under the auspices of the Provost’s Office in order to promote diversity and cultural awareness in faculty hiring, curriculum, and professional development.


Center for STEM Research

The Center for STEM Research supports science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs in school districts, community colleges, and universities in New York state and nationally.


Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy

The Center for the Study of Labor and Democracy (CLD) is a nonprofit research institute that aims to expand public understanding and discussion of important issues facing working people.


The Digital Research Center at Hofstra University

The Digital Research Center (DRC) assists Hofstra faculty in all fields (and collaborators elsewhere) to design and complete projects that provide digital solutions to problems in research, and DRC's Forum sponsors conferences, speakers, workshops, and our annual DRExchange to promote digital communities, scholarship, and critical thinking in the classroom and online.


Hofstra Cultural Center

The Hofstra Cultural Center was founded in 1976 by the late Joseph G. Astman, Professor of Comparative Literature and Languages at Hofstra University, and has evolved into a dynamic instrument for fostering scholarly exchange and intellectual debate.


Hofstra University Museum

The Hofstra University Museum advances knowledge and understanding through experiences with authentic works of art from the world's diverse cultures. The Museum's mission is achieved through collection acquisition and preservation, exhibitions, and interpretive resources.


Hofstra University Bioethics Center

The mission of The Hofstra University Bioethics Center, a collaboration of Hofstra’s law and medical schools, is to strengthen the humanistic delivery of health care and legal advocacy. In order to do so, two great moral imperatives that often clash in America—individual rights and communal solidarity—must be reconciled and nurtured.


National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University®

Located on the beautiful campus of Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University® was created to increase university involvement with the community and as an institution that we believe is the first of its kind in its mission and scope.


The Institute for Forensic Linguistics, Threat Assessment, and Strategic Analysis at Hofstra University

The mission of The Institute for Forensic Linguistics, Threat Assessment, and Strategic Analysis at Hofstra University is to use the scientific analysis of language to advance the cause of justice in the application of the law, and to promote the study of forensic linguistics.


Institute of Real Estate

The mission of the Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra University is to promote professionalism and to become a trusted source for real estate education, mentoring and networking for the real estate industry on Long Island


Joan and Arnold Saltzman Community Services Center

The Center supports high-quality educational and practical experiences for Hofstra University students, and provides services to Hofstra University employees and to the community-at-large.


Long Island Studies Institute

The Long Island Studies Institute, a cooperative endeavor of Hofstra University and Nassau County, is a major center for the study of Long Island local and regional history.


The Center for International Financial Services and Markets

The mission of The Center for International Financial Services and Markets is to promote and facilitate faculty and student study in the field of international financial services and markets, and to communicate knowledge and information in this field.


Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency

Together with Hofstra's conferences on the American presidency, the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency and the Peter S. Kalikow Chair in Presidential Studies make Hofstra one of the very few institutions in the country with a unique focus on the presidency.


School of Law Institutes and Centers

The academic environment at the School of Law is rounded out by several research institutes and centers, including The Center for Children, Families and the Law, The Center for Legal Advocacy and Institute for Health Law and Policy.


Scott Skodnek Business Development Center

Located on the beautiful campus of Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, the mission of the Scott Skodnek Business Development Center is to help businesses, public entities and community organizations on Long Island and in the metropolitan area succeed in their various enterprises, while simultaneously enhancing the opportunities for Hofstra University and its students.


Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies

The Wilbur F. Breslin Center for Real Estate Studies at Hofstra University is an interdisciplinary center for the study of real estate that brings together the expertise of Hofstra’s Frank G. Zarb School of Business and the School of Law, as well as the Institute of Real Estate at Hofstra University.


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