Affiliated Centers

Affiliated Centers at NYU UW Rutgers City Tech

The NYU Rudin Center for Transportation, led by Sarah M. Kaufman, explores challenges in transportation and infrastructure. The Center draws upon faculty and graduate students to conduct research on cities and mobility, information technology in transportation and access to mass transit.

The NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate, led by Associate Dean Marc Norman, offers cutting-edge, globally focused curricula including a real estate bachelor’s degree, real estate and real estate development graduate degrees, a construction management graduate degree, real estate continuing education, and real estate executive education.

The Center for Data Science (CDS) is the focal point for NYU’s university-wide efforts in Data Science. The Center was established in 2013 to advance NYU’s goal of creating a world-leading Data Science training and research facility, and arming researchers and professionals with the tools to harness the power of Big Data. With cross-disciplinary research and innovative educational programs, CDS is shaping the new field of Data Science.

The Urban Future Lab at NYU Tandon is a non-profit innovation hub for best-in-class climatetech startups with a focus on clean energy and sustainable urban infrastructure solutions. UFL is home to programs focused on market solutions, education for the green economy, and entrepreneurial opportunities for students.

The Institute of Design and Construction (IDC) Innovation Hub serves as a catalyst among technology, business, and academia to join forces and ignite our imaginations while seeking solutions to our most pressing needs. It will provide a transformational framework to enable the construction industry to build faster, in a more cost-effective manner, and more creatively while maintaining stringent safety standards. We work with our member firms to achieve construction excellence by driving change, asking probing questions, and posing “what if” scenarios.

Pacific Northwest Transportation Consortium (PacTrans) at the University of Washington is a Regional University Transportation Center (UTC) administered by USDOT through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology (OST-R). PacTrans focuses on providing human-centered, purpose-driven, and science-based transportation research, technology development, and technology transfer for developing a safe, equitable, accessible, and sustainable transportation infrastructure.


The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) is a national leader in the research and development of innovative transportation policy. VTC has the full array of resources from a major research university on transportation issues of regional and national significance. VTC includes the National Transit Institute, which was created by Congress in 1992 to design and deliver training and education programs for the U.S. transit industry.


The Center for Social and Economic Mobility for People and Communities through Transportation (SEMPACT) will collaborate with other universities and colleges to understand transportation challenges and needs in the area and research solutions to address these issues. SEMPACT and its regional institutions will also work on inclusive advanced technology to ensure that new technologies can be easily integrated into communities’ daily lives.