Research Centers

At the center of exploration

More than 200 esteemed IU research centers and institutes—and even more labs and research facilities—put IU researchers at the forefront of developments in subjects like genetics, music and culture, and cybersecurity. We’re investigating ancient puzzles, new phenomena, and today’s important problems, with some of the best minds of our time.

Pursuing Nobel-worthy causes

For her research about the economics of shared natural resources, IU Professor Elinor Ostrom (1933–2012) received the Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences. The Ostrom Workshop continues to work on scholarship that globally influences sustainable practices and the governance of resources like rivers, forests, and our air quality.

Improving participation in civic life

Former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton, a professor of practice at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs, founded the Indiana University Center on Representative Government, which seeks to inspire young people and adults to take an active role in revitalizing representative government in America. The center provides resources, programs, and projects that build an informed electorate.

Understanding complex biological processes

The Linda and Jack Gill Center for Biomolecular Science advances the understanding of complex biological processes and trains next-generation scientists in state-of-the-art biomolecular measurements, especially in the field of neuroscience. Directed by IU Professor Richard DiMarchi, the center joins multidisciplinary teams of world-class faculty.