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Community and economic engagement is one of the strategic directions in the University of West Florida strategic plan. Much of the University’s work in this area is performed by various centers and institutes on the Pensacola campus and throughout the Northwest Florida region.

Centers Archaeology Institute Building 89

The Archaeology Institute at UWF is an educational, research and service facility concerned with the prehistoric and historic archaeological resources of the northwest Florida region.

Center for Asian Studies Building 71

The Center for Asian Studies develops and supports programs and activities that enhance the understanding of Asian societies, cultures, current topics, and languages.

two students using the virTra training room

The Center for Behavior Analysis at the University of West Florida provides collaborative opportunities where higher education, socially valued service and applied research synthesize into meaningful applications to improve lives through an understanding of behavior.

Center for Cybersecurity student standing in a server room

The UWF Center for Cybersecurity is the regional hub for cybersecurity education and research, including multidisciplinary programs and certificates, research opportunities, outreach activities, and industry partnerships.

Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship serves as a source of support for the complete life cycle of the entrepreneur.

 Environmental Diagnostics

CEDB reflects a fundamental emphasis on modern biological research as applied to environmental systems and provides a vital program of research and education.

florida public archaeology network building

The Florida Public Archaeology Network's mission is to promote and facilitate the conservation, study and public understanding of Florida's archaeological heritage through regional centers, each of which has its own website.


Aerial View of the UWF campus

More than a Map: Geographic Information helps us answer the question "Where?" The GeoData Center is here, guiding UWF students, faculty and staff through the geo-spatial technologies changing the way we view the world.


Gulf Islands Research and Education Center

A research and science education partnership between Gulf Islands National Seashore and the University of West Florida to support the conservation of Gulf Coast natural and cultural resources and increase student access to high-quality, hands-on science education.


Haas Center

The UWF Haas Center supports the region and the state with workforce and survey research, economic impact modeling, and industrial innovation. We partner with UWF students, faculty, and external experts to deliver optimal results to our customers. We tell stories centered around economic data and human experience.


Laptop and Monitor Displaying Graphs

The Institute for Analytics and Industry Advancement at the University of West Florida strives to train the next generation of industry pioneers and to develop innovative technologies through predictive analytics and modeling.


Center for Financial Literacy Check Presentation.

The Louis Maygarden Center for Financial Literacy, housed in the College of Business, focuses on improving the financial health and well-being of all persons residing in the University of West Florida service area.

Multidisciplinary Studies Lab

Creating one-of-a-kind approaches to teaching and learning, while integrating humanities and sciences to solve community problems and inspire relevant research.


Sea3D Logo

Part of the UWF Haas Center, Sea3D serves as a hub for multidisciplinary research, invention and discovery in the high-demand field of additive manufacturing, providing a space for real-world problems to be transformed into creative solutions.


Small Business Development Center

UWF SBDC is a non-profit network of college and university-based centers providing entrepreneurs with high quality one-on-one consulting, management training, and vital information they need to grow and prosper in a complex and competitive global environment.


Supply Chain Management Students at a Dock

Today’s businesses operate in increasingly complex domestic and global marketplaces. The supply chain management professional recognizes, understands and manages logistics and transportation operations and markets such services.