Centers & Institutes

CCAS Research Institutes Collage

From championing religious freedom to dissecting regulatory policy to investing in the next generation of leaders, Columbian College research centers and institutes enable scholars to explore and advance ideas and issues across an array of disciplines.



2017 Cohort Caminos Al Futuro


Caminos Al Futuro, a Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute summer program for high-achieving, Latino high school students. (Photo credit: Judy Licht)





From developing life-saving treatments to unlocking the mysteries of subatomic structures to delving deep into the human brain, Columbian College science institutes are addressing some of the most pressing issues of our time. Advancing the work of world-class researchers—biologists, chemists, physicists, mathematicians—our scholarly centers are at the forefront of scientific discovery.


Members of the Astronomy, Physics, and Statistics Institute of Sciences organize scientific meetings and outreach events to promote collaborative, multidisciplinary research and learning.


Social Sciences



A group of speakers sitting onstage for a Panel on Digital Discourse hosted by the Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics Hosts


Technology experts spoke at the Panel on Digital Discourse hosted by the Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics.



At Columbian College, social scientists study the origins of humans, how we have evolved, the way we interact and how we move forward. Scholars at our institutes and research centers—encompassing disciplines as far-reaching as anthropology, economics, political science, psychology and sociology—are shedding light on human evolution over millennia and understanding how to improve people’s lives into the 21st century and beyond.


Making an Impact Across Disciplines