Research Centers
  • Center for Social and Demographic Analysis (CSDA) was established in 1981. It is a research and training facility within the University at Albany's College of Arts and Sciences. The CSDA is an interdisciplinary Center with two primary objectives: (1) assisting researchers in their quest for external funding, and (2) supporting their research projects once they have been funded.
  • The New York Latino Research and Resources Network (NYLARNet) , a project affiliated with the Center for Latino, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies (CELAC), addresses significant public policy issues related to the Latino population of New York and the Northeast region. NYLARNet addresses a broad spectrum of concerns related to the four target areas: Health, Education, Immigration and Political Participation, and provides information services to legislators, public agencies, community organizations, and the media on U.S. Latino affairs.
  • Center for Latin, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies (CELAC) was established in 1984 as a structured mechanism for focusing collective expertise and collaborative research and development efforts pertinent to these regions. It provides an international focus for the work of numerous departments and scholars, and brings together specialists on Latin America and the Caribbean and their corresponding U.S. Latino populations from a wide variety of disciplines.
  • The Center for Policy Research's mission is to advance the Rockefeller College's goal of establishing and maintaining excellence in the field of public policy. It serves multidisciplinary, cross- departmental, and University- wide roles, and promotes the goal of increasing the University's level of sponsored research activity.
  • The Institute for Mesoamerican Studies (IMS) is a non-profit educational research institute dedicated to the study and dissemination of knowledge concerning the peoples and cultures of Mesoamerica (Mexico and northern Central America).
  • The Institute for Research on Women  (IROW) was established in 1987 to promote interdisciplinary research and scholarship on women and gender. Building on a long-standing University commitment to women's studies and research, the Institute brings together specialists from a wide variety of disciplines to engage in individual and collaborative research.
  • The Hindelang Center covers a number of projects and annually brings in grants totaling in excess of $1 million. Among these current projects are the following: A multi-year, longitudinal examination of the causes and correlates of serious delinquency and drug use; the compilation and publication of the internationally acclaimed Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics; in conjunction with the United Nations, the development of the first comprehensive international archives on criminal justice data and procedures; an examination of the long-term consequences of child abuse and maltreatment, especially their relationship to later juvenile delinquency and adult crime; the Consortium for Higher Education Campus Crime Research.
  • The Center for Women in Government is part of the Graduate School of Public Affairs, Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy. Founded in 1978, the Center conducts and disseminates policy research, works to identify and remove barriers to women's employment equity, and develops public policy leadership for women and youth. The Center serves as a resource to government officials, union and business leaders, public employees, researchers, and members of advocacy and professional organizations.
  • The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government, the public policy research arm of the State University of New York, was established in 1982 to bring the resources of the 64-campus SUNY system to bear on public policy issues. The Institute is actively involved nationally in research and special projects on the role of state governments in American federalism and the management and finances of both state and local governments in major areas of domestic public affairs.
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