Centers and Offices
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education provides an administrative home for a number of multidisciplinary research centers and institutes. These centers and offices involve faculty, staff, and students from the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the arts and humanities. Together they generate, on an annual basis, more than $160 million in extramural research awards. They also play an important role in graduate education and outreach. Centers are reviewed every five years.
The Arboretum includes the oldest and most varied collection of restored ecological communities in the world.
ASC administers two institutes that support multidisciplinary research, education and outreach for the protection and sustainable use of Wisconsin’s water resources.
The center facilitates high quality, comprehensive, multidisciplinary research and supports, coordinates, disseminates, and advances biotechnology.
The Biotron is a one-of-a-kind research facility that has supported testing for NASA space probes, Antarctic drilling equipment, hibernating squirrels, and LED development for plant growth.
D2P is focused on entrepreneurship and collaboration to move UW-Madison technology and innovation to market.
Our goal is to understand the many factors (biological, psychological, social) that promote resilience as people age and to translate this knowledge to innovative educational and community programs.
The IMV's mission is to conduct research and training in the area of virology, primarily at the molecular level, and to serve as the coordinating focus on the UW-Madison campus for research and training in virology.
UW–Madison is recognized as one of the largest and most productive biology facilities in the world. The Laboratory of Cell and Molecular Biology fosters excellence in interdisciplinary research which crosses departmental boundaries.
PSL is a research and development laboratory that provides a range of services including consulting, design, fabrication, and calibration servies in scientific instrumentation.
The WNPRC’s mission is to increase our understanding of basic primate biology and to improve human health and quality of life through research.
RARC is a key resource for investigators, helping them maintain compliance with applicable rules, regulations, and policies to ensure successful animal-use research projects.
SSEC's mission is to conduct research and develop technologies to enhance understanding of atmospheric processes through new remote sensing instruments and environmental observations using satellites, aircraft-, and ground-based platforms.
The mission of the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center (SCRMC) is to advance the science of stem cell biology and foster breakthroughs in regenerative medicine through faculty interactions, research support, and education.
The Press publishes books and journals. We select the books using a careful process of review by Press staff, outside experts, and a board of University of Wisconsin faculty. Each of our journal issues also undergoes a rigorous peer-review process.
The Waisman Center is dedicated to advancing knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases through research, training, service, and outreach.
WEI is working on one of the most critical challenges of our time–the transition toward new, clean energy systems and solutions. WEI is committed to crossing traditional research boundaries to make major breakthroughs in the way we source and use energy.
The Wisconsin IceCube Particle Astrophysics Center, or WIPAC, is a scientific center with researchers based in the Departments of Physics and Astronomy. Within the field of particle astrophysics, our focus is on neutrino astronomy.
We are a transdisciplinary research institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison exploring information across disciplines at the interfaces of research, education and business.