The department partners with a variety of centers and institutes on campus to produce high-quality, inter-, and multi-disciplinary scholarship and to provide students with unique learning opportunities.

  • Building Inclusive Growth (BIG) Lab

    The BIG Lab is inspired by Pope Francis' call to “eliminate the structural causes of poverty and to promote the integral development of the poor” (Evangelii Gaudium, 187).

  • Center for Research Computing

    The Center for Research Computing facilitates multidisciplinary discoveries through advanced computation, software engineering, artificial intelligence, and other digital research tools.

  • Eck Institute for Global Health

    The Eck Institute for Global Health (EIGH) serves as a university-wide enterprise that recognizes health as a fundamental human right and works to promote research, training, and service to advance health standards and reduce health disparities.

  • Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate

    Notre Dame's Fitzgerald Institute for Real Estate (FIRE) educates and inspires exceptional students, conducts world-class research, and engages with an unparalleled network of industry professionals to create places of lasting value.

  • Institute for Educational Initiatives (IEI)

    IEI strives to improve the education of all youth, particularly the disadvantaged, paying special - though not exclusive - attention to Catholic schools. Its teaching, scholarship, and service reflect Notre Dame's commitment to advance K-12 schooling.

  • Kellogg Institute for International Studies

    The Kellogg Institute supports faculty and graduate students who are interested in critical global issues. Kellogg has a specific focus on democracy and human development. It also supports many talks and symposiums on campus.

  • Nanovic Institute for European Studies

    The mission of the Nanovic Institute for European Studies is to enrich the intellectual culture of Notre Dame by creating an integrated, interdisciplinary home for students and faculty to explore the factors that shape Europe today.

  • Pulte Institute for Global Development

    The Pulte Institute, an integral part of the Keough School of Global Affairs, works in over 70 countries with hundreds of partners worldwide to turn research into effective policies to address poverty-related issues.

  • Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO)

    Bringing academic expertise to domestic poverty, LEO partners with local service providers to conduct impact evaluations to identify the best programs and policies to reduce poverty.