Office of Research & Engagement

UT Knoxville

Research Centers & Institutes

The following centers, institutes, and bureaus are the research, service, education, and resource centers at UT Knoxville that have been approved and are reviewed by a process in partnership with the UTK Faculty Senate Research Council. Some newer centers have not yet established web sites. Contact the Office of Research & Engagement for more information.

Campus-Level Research Centers and Institutes

Office of the Chancellor

The Chancellor provides direct oversight of the following programs.

Office of Research & Engagement

The Vice Chancellor for Research & Engagement provides direct oversight of the following research centers, which involve disciplines (and therefore faculty and staff) representing several colleges or schools at UT.

Joint Institutes with Oak Ridge National Laboratory

College-Based Research Centers and Institutes

The respective dean of each college provides direct oversight of the following research centers.

College of Architecture and Design

College of Arts and Sciences

College of Business Administration

College of Communications

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

College of Engineering

College of Law

College of Nursing

College of Social Work

UT Institute of Agriculture Centers, Institutes, and Bureaus

For a complete list, visit the UTIA Centers page. (Note: these organizations do not report to UT Knoxville Administration)

Creating a New Center

For information about creating or requesting a new center, institute or bureau, download the Center Establishment Criteria and Request Form (PDF).

Center Reviews

All established research centers and institutes are reviewed on a regular basis. The following documents are available to aid in the review process.

Educational Centers and Institutes

The following programs are officially recognized educational centers and institutes.

Service Centers and Institutes

The following programs are officially recognized service centers and institutes.


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