Centers and Institutes

Center for the Promotion of Research Involving Innovative Statistical Methodology (PRIISM) is dedicated to improving the caliber of research in quantitative social, educational, behavioral, allied health, and policy science, both school- and University-wide.

The Institute for Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC) mission is to stimulate research on children, youth, and families in the context of a rapidly changing social world. The Institute aims to break new intellectual ground through its support for rigorous, interdisciplinary research and training across social, behavioral, and health sciences.

Global TIES for Children: Transforming Intervention Effectiveness and Scale designs, evaluates and advises on programs and policies to improve the lives of children and youth in the most vulnerable regions across the globe.

The Center for Research on Culture, Education, and Development (CRCDE) is a research center and training site dedicated to the study of developmental processes, context, and culture in children and families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

The Center for Research on Higher Education Outcomes (CRHEO) engages in innovative research that improves the effectiveness of higher education at NYU and beyond through evidence-based inquiry.

The Child and Family Policy Center works to bring state-of-the field knowledge about how to promote children's healthy development and school success to the forefront of policymaking, program design, and practice. Faculty and researchers affiliated with the Center conduct research, technical assistance, and research dissemination activities.

The Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technologies in Education (CREATE) engages in research on the design, critique, and evaluation of wide-ranging advanced digital technologies for learning. Projects housed in the consortium involve interdisciplinary teams of scholars and developers who bridge basic and applied research, development, and evaluation.

The Institute for Education and Social Policy (IESP) conducts non-partisan scientific research about U.S. education and related social policy issues to help inform educational institutions and policymakers about the effectiveness of instructional programs, the impact of school reform initiatives and the relationships between academic achievement, school finance and socio-economic and demographic factors such as poverty, ethnicity and immigration status.

The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center) is a comprehensive, university-based center that focuses on educational research, policy, and practice. Our mission is to target issues related to educational equity by providing leadership and support to students, parents, teachers, administrators, and policy makers.

Multinational Institute of American Studies mission is to promote and upgrade the study of the United States abroad at all levels of schooling; provide government officials, business people, and educators from other countries with a more accurate understanding of the United States; and conduct research on the way people in other countries perceive and teach about the United States.

The Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy is part of the graduate program in music therapy. Our mission is multifaceted, comprising clinical, professional, and public services through our treatment, training, and research programs.

The Research Alliance for New York City Schools conducts rigorous studies on topics that matter to the City’s public schools. We strive to advance equity and excellence in education by providing nonpartisan evidence about policies and practices that promote students' development and academic success.

The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy seeks to define and assess the critical challenges facing colleges and universities in the present era. The Institute incorporates an international perspective in its work and supports research and dialogue that enhance our understanding of higher education as an institution that both reflects and influences social, cultural, racial and economic difference.