Centers & Institutes

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.


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Archaeology Institute

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.

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Center for Asian Studies

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

Visit the Center for Asian Studies Website

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Center for Behavior Analysis

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.

Visit the Center for Behavior Analysis Website

Center for Cybersecurity

Center for Cybersecurity

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.

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UWF Center for Entrepreneurship

UWF Center for Entrepreneurship

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

Visit CFE Website

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Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation

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

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Louis Maygarden Center for Financial Literacy

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.

Visit Financial Literacy Website

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Center for Supply Chain Management Excellence

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.

Visit SCME Website

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Florida Public Archaeology Network

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.

Visit FPAN Website

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GeoData Center

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.

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Gulf Islands Research and Education Center (GIREC)

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.

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Haas Center

The Haas Center is a research and consulting arm of the University of West Florida that engages in applied research and strategy development in economics and across the social sciences.

Visit Haas Center Website

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Reubin O’D. Askew Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies

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

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Sea3D Additive Manufacturing Laboratory

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.

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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.

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