Centers and Institutes

Centers create opportunities for interdisciplinary, externally-funded scholarship among a large group of faculty across academic units. Read more - What is a Steinhardt Research Center?


Center for Practice and Research at the Intersection of Information, Society, and 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 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 of Human Development and Social Change (IHDSC)'s mission is to stimulate interdisciplinary research and influence social policy on children, youth, families, and communities in the context of a rapidly changing social world.

The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools (Metro Center) promotes equity and opportunity in education through engaged science work: applied research, program evaluation, policy analysis, community engagement, and professional assistance to educational, governmental, and community agencies serving vulnerable populations.

The Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL), founded in late 2008, brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to explore the intersection between music, sound, technology and science.

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.

Centers Under Development

The Center for Research on Culture, Education, and Development (CRCDE) is dedicated to advancing knowledge on the intersections of human development, culture, diversity, and context in the United States and regions across the globe (Europe, Asia, East Asia, Central Asia, South America, and the Middle East).

The Center of Health and Rehabilitation Research generates and disseminates scientific knowledge to improve human health, functioning, participation, and quality of life among individuals, groups, and communities.

The Learning Analytics Research Network (LEARN) combines advanced data science methods with the careful design and implementation of novel learning approaches in order to research how new advances in technology can promote equitable and effective education.

Other Interdisciplinary Research Entities

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.

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 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.