Centers and Institutes

Center for the Humanities

The Center for the Humanities fosters excellence in the humanities, broadly conceived, at the University of New Hampshire. Center resources and programs support faculty research, encourage reflection and inquiry across the university community and beyond, create interdisciplinary initiatives in many forms, and undertake special projects to raise the visibility of the humanities.

Center for the Humanities


 

Confucius Institute at UNH

The Confucius Institute at UNH (CI-UNH) is a partnership between the University of New Hampshire and Chengdu University in China that engages the life of the University with the larger community, both locally and globally. The institute offers a full curriculum in Chinese language and culture and provides opportunities for cultural learning and exchange for regional schools—primary through post-secondary.

Confucius Institute at UNH


Crimes Against Children Research Center

The Crimes Against Children Research Center (CCRC) is concerned with all forms of crimes against children and adolescents, from birth through age 17, both within and outside the family, both known and unknown to law enforcement. These include criminal acts as defined by law but also include child abuse and child neglect, as well as child-to-child violence and indirect victimization, when children witness or are affected by the crime victimization of a family member or friend.

Crimes Against Children Research Center


Family Research Laboratory

Since 1975, the Family Research Laboratory (FRL) has devoted itself primarily to understanding family violence and the impact of violence in families. The FRL provides comprehensive literature reviews, new theories, and methodologically sound studies. Researchers at the FRL pioneered many of the techniques that have enabled social scientists to estimate directly the scope of family violence.

Family Research Laboratory


 

Museum of Art

The Museum of Art is the New Hampshire Seacoast’s premier public art museum, serving the University, local, and regional communities. Visitors and members gather to enjoy a wide variety of changing exhibitions as well as annual exhibitions featuring UNH faculty and student work. Accompanying programs include gallery talks, lectures, concerts, family programs, and special events. The museum’s diverse permanent collection includes more than 1,600 works of art, from prehistoric to contemporary.

Museum of Art


Paul Creative Arts Center

The Paul Creative Arts Center (PCAC) is UNH's center for the fine and performing arts on the Durham campus, housing three academic departments—Art and Art History, Music, and Theatre and Dance—plus the Museum of Art.

Paul Creative Arts Center


The Survey Center

The Survey Center is a full-scale, non-partisan academic survey research center, committed to providing university researchers, government and business leaders, and private organizations with reliable information about public attitudes concerning important policy matters. It is nationally known for its public opinion and political polling for the Boston Globe, CNN, Fox News, and WMUR-TV.

UNH Survey Center


RELATED RESEARCH CENTERS

Carsey School of Public Policy

The Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire is a nationally acclaimed resource for research, leadership development, and engaged scholarship relevant to public policy. The School addresses the most pressing challenges of the twenty-first century, striving for innovative, responsive, and equitable solutions at all levels of government and in the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Liberal Arts faculty across the College serve as researchers and fellows in the Carsey School.

Carsey School of Public Policy


Prevention Innovations Research Center

Prevention Innovations is a fee-for-service consulting, training, and research center that develops, implements, and evaluates cutting-edge programs, policies, and practices that will end violence against women on campus.  Liberal Arts faculty lead the Center and both faculty and students from across the College of Liberal Arts work in the Center.

Prevention Innovations Research Center