Institutes and Centers

Learn Outside of a Classroom

Delivering the impact that matters

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.

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.

Institutes and Centers

David Ives, Executive Director of the Albert Schweitzer Institute, walks across campus with Nobel Prize laureate Leymah Gbowee, a leader in Liberia’s movement towards democracy and interfaith understanding, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, upon her arrival at Quinnipiac University. Gbowee and Nobel laureates Tawakkol Karman, a journalist who was a leader in Yemen’s movement toward democracy, and Shirin Ebadi, the first female judge in Iran, will discuss peace, gender issues and human rights during a panel discussion Wednesday evening at Burt Kahn Court on the Mount Carmel Campus. The Albert Schweitzer Institute at Quinnipiac is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. (Autumn Driscoll / Quinnipiac University)

The Albert Schweitzer Institute

The Albert Schweitzer Institute focuses on health, humanitarian and peace efforts; supports health care development in underserved areas; and seeks to motivate young people to serve the community.


The Alternative Investments Institute

The Alternative Investments Institute aims to expand investors' understanding of nontraditional investments, funds or asset classes.


The Bioanthropology Research Institute

The Bioanthropology Research Institute conducts research in biology, archaeology, anthropology and paleopathology through diagnostic imaging, video endoscopy, and laboratory analysis.

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Center

The Bristol-Myers Squibb Center for Teaching and Learning is a network of scientists and educators working in concert to advance the art of science education from kindergarten to the university level.


The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Service to Students spurs the community toward its goals of providing high-quality academic programs, a student-focused environment, and a sense of community through development programs and activities. 


The Center for Health Law and Policy

The Center for Health Law and Policy educates 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.


The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship supports the entrepreneurial spirit at Quinnipiac by offering both professional resources for entrepreneurial projects and a physical space to turn ideas into reality.

The Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education

The Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education offers innovative opportunities for students in the Schools of Health Sciences, Medicine, and Nursing to learn and practice together, identify effective and efficient delivery options, and understand and enhance each other's clinical skills.


The Center for Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning fosters the development of our faculty and staff as members of a community of engaged and effective educator-scholars, committed to excellence in student learning.


The Center for Women & Business

The Center for Women & Business helps women achieve their professional goals through interactive workshops. The programs are designed to educate and inspire women to achieve their personal best through skill-building and networking opportunities.


The Center on Dispute Resolution

The Center on Dispute Resolution focuses on integrating the theory and practice of dispute resolution by offering a range of programs to students and the larger community.

The Central European Institute

The Central European Institute broadens the university's opportunities for international education through reciprocal relationships with partner universities that bring international students to Quinnipiac and send Quinnipiac students to study abroad.


Ireland's Great Hunger Institute

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.


The National Institute for Community Health Education

The National Institute for Community Health Education (NICHE) provides the public with balanced, in-depth discussion on health care issues and promotes attention to Connecticut's preeminence in health care delivery, development and finance.


Writing Across the Curriculum

Writing Across the Curriculum teaches students to think critically and creatively through engaging, interdisciplinary course work and provides in-depth training for educators.

School of Medicine Institutes

The Institute for Primary Care

The Institute for Primary Care encourages students to explore issues in primary care, investigate the changing role of primary care in today's health care environment and participate in interprofessional service projects.


Quinnipiac nursing students in Nicargua. May 2010.

The Institute for Global Public Health

The Institute for Global Public Health raises awareness and prepares physicians to address the challenges of current and future global health issues.


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