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We believe your education doesn't begin and end inside the classroom. We live in an increasingly diverse and complex world that demands the knowledge, collaboration and empathy required to deliver meaningful impact. 

Whether it's turning ideas into viable business applications, or digging through human history by analyzing ancient artifacts, each of our centers and institutes pairs our students and faculty together to transform in-class academic theory into real-world solutions.

Delivering the impact that matters

Here we impart the knowledge and conduct the research that will better prepare you for your professional career, while also helping you become a better-informed citizen of the world.

Albert Schweitzer Institute

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The Albert Schweitzer Institute conducts programs that link education, ethics and voluntarism for the sake of creating a more peaceful and sustainable world. A dynamic presence at Quinnipiac University, the institute has drawn notable humanitarians both to campus and to its board, and gives students of all majors the chance to engage with local challenges and the broader international community.

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Alternative Investments Institute

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As we help students prepare for their lives and careers after Quinnipiac, the Alternative Investments Institute focuses on nontraditional investments, providing faculty with research opportunities and bringing cutting-edge knowledge into our classrooms.

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Bioanthropology Research Institute

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The Bioanthropology Research Institute uses a variety of paleoimaging tools and techniques to conduct research on mummified humans and animals and ancient artifacts without destruction.

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Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students

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The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students recognizes the exemplary work of our faculty and staff who bring to life the vision and strategic plan of Quinnipiac.

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Center for Health Law and Policy

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The mission of the Center for Health Law and Policy is to educate Quinnipiac students about the extraordinarily complex set of state and federal laws associated with the field of health law and all of its interrelated areas. Quinnipiac’s health care law program was ranked 54th nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020 edition.

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Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education

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The Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education uses a collaborative approach that helps develop health care professionals who are capable of providing evidence-based, coordinated and patient-centered health care. The center enables faculty, students and community partners to learn together, identify effective and efficient delivery options and engage in team practice that meets the challenges of 21st-century health care.

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Center for Teaching and Learning

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The Center for Teaching and Learning aims to engage faculty through scholarly pedagogical practices for a student-centered learning environment.

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Center on Dispute Resolution

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The Center on Dispute Resolution focuses on integrating the theory and practice of dispute resolution. Since 1998, the center has created opportunities for both dispute resolution professionals and law students to engage in dialogue and attend training to develop knowledge and skills in this growing field. Furthermore, Quinnipiac’s Dispute Resolution program was ranked 18th in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020 Best Graduate School rankings.

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Central European Institute

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The Central European Institute (CEI) works university-wide to build bridges between the United States and the nations of Central Europe by fostering relationships in 3 main areas — academics, business and culture.

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Institute for Global Public Health

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The Institute for Global Public Health is working to raise awareness and prepare physicians to address the challenges of current and future global health issues. 

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Institute for Primary Care

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To address the escalating shortage of primary care physicians, Quinnipiac established the Institute for Primary Care.

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Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine

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The Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine will afford interprofessional teams the opportunity to devote themselves to the study and practice of this area of medicine, with specific emphasis on providing services for wounded veterans. 

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Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute

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Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute fosters a deeper understanding of the Great Hunger of Ireland and its causes and consequences through a strategic program of lectures, conferences, course offerings and publications.

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National Institute for Community Health Education

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The National Institute for Community Health Education (NICHE) provides the public with balanced, in-depth discussion on health care issues. NICHE draws on the expertise of Connecticut hospitals, corporations, and health maintenance organizations to provide this information and draw attention to the state’s preeminence in health care delivery, development, and finance. NICHE also develops and publishes surveys on health care issues by the Quinnipiac University Poll.    

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People’s United Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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The People’s United Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship strives to support the determination and goals of students and entrepreneurs at Quinnipiac. It is the ideal creative space to dream up, research and turn great ideas into viable business solutions with the potential to go to market.

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People’s United Center for Women and Business

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The People’s United Center for Women & Business is dedicated to creating and growing a community of women focused on achieving their professional goals and sharing their wisdom and experiences with each other through skill-building workshops, motivational events and networking opportunities.

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