Experts at research centers across the university collaborate to deepen our understanding of the world around us.
Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation (CIVS)
We apply visualization and simulation to create innovative solutions as well as educational and collaborative tools.
Center for Cybersecurity
An NSA/DHS Designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber-Defense Education, we are committed to cybersecurity research, education and future workforce development.
Additional Research Centers
Center for Crime and Forensics
A multidisciplinary center that brings together expertise in criminal justice, forensic science and forensic accounting.
Northwest Indiana’s support network for early childhood professionals promoting healthy development, quality care and education of young children and families.
Established in 2006, this research and educational center is designed to promote multidisciplinary research on globalization and area studies.
Energy Efficiency and Reliability Center
Faculty and students at the EERC conduct research for industry, businesses, communities, and individuals that optimizes energy sources and value.
Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice
A Joanna Briggs Institute Center of Excellence, part of a global effort to expand the use of research-based evidence to produce the best patient outcomes.
Institute for Social and Policy Research
We plan, support and conduct applied social science and policy research related to the social, health and educational challenges confronting the region.
We provide an interdisciplinary approach to complex issues dealing with water efficiency, water quality, economy, and water security.
Integrative Physiology and Health Sciences Center
The IPHS Center will lead research, teaching, and outreach with a proactive and holistic approach to human health.
Center for High Energy Physics
The PNW Center for High Energy Physics utilizes the world’s highest energy particle accelerator at CERN and advanced detectors.
PNW Specialty Centers
Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center
A catalyst for economic development and technological transfer throughout Northwest Indiana, we provide advanced manufacturing opportunities and related training for manufacturing companies of all sizes.
We offer quality, affordable, short-term individual counseling for adults and children in Northwest Indiana.
Couple and Family Therapy Center
Providing cutting edge, evidence-based and research-informed treatment for effective therapy at an affordable cost.
We train emerging leaders to grow their leadership skills, enabling participants to add their vibrant leadership to our communities.
Hosted by PNW’s College of Nursing, Northwest Indiana AHEC strives to establish educational, recruitment and outreach programs, interprofessional collaborations and professional training in eight counties of Northwest Indiana.
From online workshops to in-person networking events and skills development, we offer programming that connects you with the people, tools and resources that drive growth.
NWI Small Business Development Center
Hosted by Purdue University Northwest, we look to impact the region’s businesses through workshops, one-on-one consulting and special events.
Center for Justice and Post-Exoneration Assistance
The Center for Justice and Post-Exoneration Assistance (CJPA) at Purdue University Northwest aims to identify and eradicate miscarriages of justice and to provide support to those who have suffered from a wrongful conviction.