The University of New England has established several centers and institutes in support of research and scholarship. These university-wide centers are designed to promote interdisciplinary research and provide opportunities for collaborative research and scholarship programs that are competitive for interdisciplinary, multi-investigator, and multi-institutional awards. The centers also expand student research opportunities, bringing together students, faculty, and partner institutions in pursuit of cooperative goals.

U N E medical researchers

Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for the Study of Pain and Sensory Function (COBRE)

COBRE's mission is to significantly contribute to the scientific understanding of the neurobiology of chronic pain, facilitating the discovery and development of novel therapies.

Houseknecht lab

Center for Excellence in Aging and Health

The Center for Excellence in Aging and Health aims to advance interprofessional research to inform education, health care practice, and service. Its mission is to improve the quality of life and health of an aging population through research, with complementary education, advocacy, and service.

Nursing students practice in the sim lab

Center for Excellence in Public Health

The Center for Excellence in Public Health expands interprofessional education opportunities in clinical settings and implements research projects related to interprofessional practice.

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UNE North

The Institute for North Atlantic Studies of the University of New England is an education and research leader for Maine connected to the North Atlantic/Arctic region grounded in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and built to support local to global collaborative approaches to shared challenges and opportunities.

A U N E neuroscience professor looks into a microscope

Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences

The mission of the Center for Excellence in the Neurosciences is to foster creativity and collaboration among people who have a passion for understanding the complexities of the nervous system and applying this knowledge to improve human health, productivity, and quality of life.

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

The mission of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is to be a dynamic resource that serves as a catalyst and support for innovative, vibrant, and effective teaching and learning.

Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education

Our Center for Excellence in Collaborative Education transforms health care education by fostering community-centered, collaborative learning and interprofessional practice.

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