The Institute of Human Development and Social Change represents a dynamic collaboration of New York University's Schools of Arts and Science, the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. The Institute provides support for NYU faculty to conduct multidisciplinary research on human development and changing social contexts. A central goal is to bridge the longstanding disconnect between research in human development across the lifespan and policies and practices that affect children, youth, adults, and families. In the spirit of the common enterprise university, the Institute will bring together faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students from professional schools and the Faculty of Arts and Science in new forms of knowledge creation (research) and knowledge transmission (education).