Centers & Institutes

Facilitating Intellectual Exchange and Creating Opportunity 

Norwich advances research on national and global challenges and facilitates open intellectual exchange and knowledge sharing through its affiliated centers, institutes, and events.

Some recent activities include working with NATO and partner countries on clean water initiatives and major financial institutions on cyber security vulnerability testing.

These activities enhance the academic experience of our students and offer enrichment opportunities both on campus and online.

Norwich University Applied Research Institutes

Established in 2002, Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI)  studies and develops solutions to critical national and global issues. NUARI partners with a broad range of stakeholder organizations, including the federal government, the U.S. military, NGOs, and business associations. NUARI is made up of five institutes:

  • Cyber Conflict Research Institute - Conducts research on cyber threats and develops technologies and models to better understand cyber conflict
  • Defense Technologies Research Institute - Promotes research and development of man-portable systems and technologies for U.S. forces
  • Institute for Advanced Sciences Convergence - Leverages multidisciplinary research to develop next-generation technologies
  • Learning Technologies Research Institute - Develops advanced distance learning materials, curricula, and services
  • International Clean Water Institute - Develops remediation strategies for contaminated water and solutions for improved water quality, safety, and distribution
  • Institute for the Study of Culture and Language - Promotes research in language and culture and development of learning programs for improving culture and language knowledge and skills in support of international security.

Sullivan Museum & History Center

Part exhibition facility and part hub for learning and research, the Sullivan Museum & History Center brings Norwich’s military history to life through curated exhibits of military artifacts and related lectures and programming open to the public.

Colby Symposium

The mission of the Colby Symposium is to expose students, faculty, and the general public to the works and views of authors, historians, journalists, and national figures to educate, enlighten, and inspire. This annual Norwich event brings together top authors whose work focuses on military history, intelligence operations, or international affairs for two days of open forums, lectures, and other related public events.

Norwich University Leadership & Change Institute

The Norwich University Leadership & Change Institute (LCI) is a community of change leaders on a mission to reshape organizational thinking to shed light on potential blind-spots, and make a difference in your life, your organization, and your results. The purpose of the NU LCI is to respond to the top alumni request: develop more Norwich Leadership presence in our changing world and provide greater opportunities to participate in our leadership endeavors.