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Centers and Institutes

The Energy Transition Institute and its associated PhD program, Elevating Equity Values in the Transition of the Energy System (ELEVATE), are paving the way for a more environmentally sustainable and just energy system.

Collaboration Across Fields

As a part of the UMass Amherst community, you’ll have access to over 60 campus-based research centers and institutes covering disciplines and specialties that span the breadth of our academic fields. These centers and institutes are hubs for collaboration and innovation, where you can engage in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and graduate training that spans, combines, and builds on the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering.

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The Paros Center for Atmospheric Research at UMass Amherst leads research to improve the nation’s ability to forecast, plan for, and respond to shifting climate and hazardous weather.

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The Center for Braiding Indigenous Knowledges and Science (CBIKS) will examine how to effectively and ethically braid Western and Indigenous science research, education, and practice related to the urgent and interconnected challenges of climate change, cultural places, and food security.

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In close partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), the UMass Transportation Center (UMTC) advances transportation mobility and safety through research, training, and workforce development.

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UMass Amherst hosts the Northeast Climate Adaptation Science Center (NE CASC), one of nine regional centers managed by the U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Adaptation Science Center. NE CASC works with natural and cultural resource managers to help fish, wildlife, and ecosystems adapt to the impacts of climate change.

Researchers at the UMass Amherst Center for Educational Assessment

In the UMass Amherst College of Education's Center for Educational Assessment, PhD and MEd students help develop student-centered tests, putting their classroom learning to work in the real world. 

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