Centers and Institutes

Institutes and centers are defined in the Policy Guideline (04-07-27) of the Florida State University System as entities established to coordinate intra- and interinstitutional research, service, and/or education/training activities that supplement and extend existing instruction, research, and service at the universities. In addition, the policy provides for exclusions, designations and annual reporting requirements for all institutes and centers.


Policy on Establishing, Operating, Evaluating, Reviewing, and Disbanding University Institutes and Centers


Center and Institute Application  

UNF Centers and Institutes

Center for Aging Research

Center for Applied Research in Child and Adolescent Development (no website) 

Center for Sustainable Business Practices

Center for Entrepreneurial Studies/Small Business Development Center 

Center for International Business Studies 

Center for Economic and GIS Research

Center for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations

Center for Urban Education and Policy

Environmental Center

The Florida Blue Center for Ethics

The Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations

Florida Institute of Education

Florida-West Africa Linkage Institute

Materials Science and Engineering Research Facility (MSERF)

Northeast Florida Center for Community Initiatives  

Northeast Florida Science, Technology & Mathematics Center for Education

Paper & Plastics Education & Research (PAPER) Institute

Public Opinion Research Laboratory

Taylor Engineering Research Institute