Centers and Institutes provide an important framework for advancing UNT's strategic goals related to externally funded research, outreach, interdisciplinary scholarsip and service. The University currently has thirty-eight (38) Centers and Institutes subject to periodic review in adherance with UNT Policy 06.046. The officers of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Research and Economic Development conduct the reviews of UNT centers and institutes every spring with the assistance of the Executive Council of Center/Institute Directors (ECCID). Current policy calls for centers and institutes to be reviewed on a 3-year cycle.
The Centers and Institutes list provided on the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs wesbite shows the organized research and service units that engage in research and/or public service and training.