Interdisciplinary Research

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The Applied Research Laboratory addresses problems in national security, economic competitiveness, and quality of life.
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The Humanities Institute is dedicated to supporting the generation and promotion of ideas in all aspects of the humanities and related disciplines.
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The Penn State Cancer Institute is the focal point for all cancer-related investigators, and connects discovery to practices and population sciences.
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The Clinical and Translational Science Institute develops and implements new methods to predict, prevent, and treat human disease.
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The Institute brings researchers together to develop and apply innovative, high performance computation methods.
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The Institutes of Energy and the Environment aims to advance the energy and environmental research missions of the University.
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The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences promotes excellence in interdisciplinary life science research and education at Penn State
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The Materials Research Institute facilitates collaboration across the various research communities at Penn State.
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The Social Science Research Institute promotes research encompassing the skills and perspectives needed to solve complex social problems.
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The Institute incorporates sustainability practices into daily life across the University and prepares its community to be tomorrow's sustainability leaders.
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The Rock Ethics Institute promotes ethical awareness and inquiry across the University and is a catalyst for interdisciplinary ethics research on contemporary issues.
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The Animal Resource Program (ARP) aims to improve animal research and ensure humane treatment of animals used in research and teaching at the University.