We infuse global awareness into all aspects of our research programs.

By partnering with some of the world’s leading educational institutions, our community is more innovative, developing solutions that will lead to a better world.

Listed here is a selection of the research centers and institutes at Washington University. To see more centers and to learn more about organizations at specific schools, please visit the school websites.

Research Initiatives

Abundant, Clean, and Cost-Effective Energy Systems for Sustainability
Africa InitiativeCorporate Alliance for Washington University and Indian Institute of Technology (CAWI)
Consortium for Clean Coal Utilization (CCCU)International Center for Energy, Environment, and Sustainability
India Initiative
Institute for Public HealthGlobal Health CenterMcDonnell Academy Global Energy & Environment Partnership (MAGEEP)
Next Age Institute (NAI)Social Policy InstituteWhitney R. Harris World Law Institute

Resources for International Research

If your research is taking you outside the United States, we encourage you to learn more about the resources that are available to assist you and are dedicated to your safety.

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for International Affairs provides advice and resources for WashU researchers who are considering using a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for collaboration between one or more institutions.


If you need help while abroad, Call WashU Police Department (+1-314-935-5555). Your request will be coordinated immediately with the university’s Emergency Management Team.

Research Impact

Our global initiatives offer international collaborative research opportunities that empower our students, faculty and staff to create meaningful impact.

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