Research Centers

Experts at research centers across the university collaborate to deepen our understanding of the world around us.

Northwest Indiana Robotic Telescope

Astronomy Center

The Calumet Astronomy Center is an ongoing collaboration between the Calumet Astronomical Society, the Lake County Parks and Recreation Department, and Purdue University Northwest.

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Research and Specialty Centers

Counselor meeting with a couple

Couple and Family Therapy Center

Providing cutting edge, evidence-based and research-informed treatment for effective therapy at an affordable cost.

Christian Westring and Forensics student Michaela Werner

Center for Crime, Forensics and Security Analysis

PNW’s Center for Crime, Forensics, and Security Analysis is a multidisciplinary center that brings together expertise in criminal justice, forensic science, cyber security, and forensic accounting.

Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center sign and building

Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center

The Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center (CMEC) serves as a catalyst for economic development and technological transfer throughout Northwest Indiana and provides advanced manufacturing opportunities and related training for manufacturing companies of all sizes.