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Institutes & Centers

The institutes and centers of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Dayton provide cutting-edge technology, connect the campus with social justice issues and service opportunities, and prepare students for Catholic ministry in a variety of ways. 


Center for Flame Retardant Material Science

This collaborative, virtual center focuses on advancing chemical and material sciences to deliver new and improved fire safe solutions for society and industry.

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Center for Tissue Regeneration and Engineering at Dayton (TREND)

TREND aims to understand the basic biology of how damaged tissues and organs can regenerate. The center is committed to interactions with prominent scientists in the field, by inviting them to campus for active discussions of new ideas. The center's focus areas include research collaboration, advanced academic and research training, and technology transfer.

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Fitz Center for Leadership in Community

With the leadership of the Fitz Center, students and faculty partner with urban neighborhoods to build relationships and communities, solve issues, and engage in connected learning and scholarship. 


Hanley Sustainability Institute

Through the Hanley Sustainability Institute, the University's sustainability efforts are being extended campus-wide and into the local community. 

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Human Rights Center

The Human Rights Center leads the way with a vision for positive change, through research, education and dialogue.

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Institute for Pastoral Initiatives

The Institute for Pastoral Initiatives uses the resources of the University for partnerships with the Catholic Church to create and implement programs that meet the needs of the Church. These goals are achieved through research, education, consulting, the presentation of forums, and many other resources for diocesan and lay ecclesial leaders.


Integrative Science and Engineering Center

The Integrative Science and Engineering Center addresses emerging challenges affecting populations on a local, regional, and global level through research and discovery.