Centers and Institutes

Brandeis University is home to three university-wide centers of inquiry and twelve interdisciplinary research centers/institutes focused on issues of global significance. They range from the study of regional economic trends to the study of international justice.

University-Wide Academic Centers


Mandel CenterMandel Center for the Humanities

The Mandel Center for the Humanities aims to deepen humanities scholarship at Brandeis through new curricular and research activities while strengthening students’ knowledge and critical thinking across multiple disciplines.

science centerCarl J. Shapiro Science Center

The cornerstone of the university’s science complex renewal project, the Shapiro Science Center provides two floors of chemistry and biology teaching labs and classrooms, three floors devoted to research labs, and an atrium and café.

VolenVolen Center for Complex Systems

The Center aims to increase knowledge within each of its individual component disciplines, as well as to foster interactions among the components, giving rise to new scientific initiatives.


International Research Centers & Institutes


AsperAsper Center for Global Entrepreneurship

The Asper Center serves as Brandeis' platform to probe and understand the key trends affecting entrepreneurship across cultures and borders.

BGIBrandeis Genesis Institute for Russian Jewry

The Brandeis Genesis Institute (BGI) prepares Russian-speaking Jews from around the world to become effective community leaders fortified by Jewish knowledge, a systematic understanding of Russian Jewry, and a commitment to the future of the Jewish people.

Berlin CathedralCenter for German and European Studies (CGES)

CGES' mission is teaching, research and outreach to broader communities about the social, political and cultural issues involved in integrating diversity and difference in Germany and Europe in the new millennium.

CrownCrown Center for Middle East Studies

With a commitment to objective research and such a wide array of activities, the Crown Center is poised to take its place as a leading university research center for the study of the Middle East.

GordonGordon Public Policy Center

The Gordon Center supports research; campus-based lectures, workshops, and conferences; and publications focused on various aspects of public policymaking in the United States and other developed democracies.

HBIHadassah-Brandeis Institute
The mission of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute is to develop fresh ways of thinking about Jews and gender worldwide by producing and promoting scholarly research and artistic projects.
EthicsInternational Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life

The mission of the International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life is to develop effective responses to conflict and injustice by offering innovative approaches to coexistence, strengthening the work of international courts, and encouraging ethical practice in civic and professional life.

PerlmutterPerlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership

The Perlmutter Institute for Global Business Leadership adds a new dimension to the Brandeis International Business School (IBS) and will help chart an innovative path in the education of global business leaders.

RosenbergRosenberg Institute of Global Finance

The Rosenberg Institute, established in 2002, is the International Business School's principal research platform in the field of international finance. The Institute seeks to analyze and anticipate major trends in global financial markets, institutions and regulations, and to develop the information and ideas required to solve emerging problems.

SchusterSchuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

The Schuster Institute, established in 2004, was created to help fill the void in high-quality public interest and investigative journalism—and to counter the increasing corporate control of what Americans read, see, and hear.

SchustermanSchusterman Center for Israel Studies

The Schusterman Center for Israel Studies, founded in 2007, is dedicated to promoting exemplary teaching and scholarship in Israeli history, politics, culture, and society at Brandeis University and beyond.

TauberTauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry

The Tauber Institute is devoted to the study of modern European Jewish history, thought, culture and society. It has a special interest in studying the Holocaust and its aftermath within the context of modern European intellectual, political and social history.

All Institutes and Centers at Brandeis