Interdisciplinary Institutes

Penn State’s interdisciplinary institutes promote collaboration across departmental boundaries to focus research strengths on vital scientific questions and pressing societal needs.

The Penn State Cancer Institute is the focal point for all cancer-related investigators and connects discovery to practices and population sciences.

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute develops and implements new methods to predict, prevent, and treat human disease.

The Institute for Computation and Data Sciences brings researchers together to develop and apply innovative high-performance computation methods.

The Institute of Energy and the Environment aims to advance the energy and environmental research missions of the University.

The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences promotes excellence in interdisciplinary life science research and education at Penn State.

The Materials Research Institute is a catalyst for multidisciplinary education and innovations in materials.

The Social Science Research Institute promotes research encompassing the skills and perspectives needed to solve complex social problems.

Additional Research Units

Applied Research Laboratory


Sustainability Institute


Rock Ethics Institute