Centers & Institutes

Advancement. Discovery. Knowledge.

At Webster, a rich academic tradition includes research and discovery within our community — at our home campus and around the world. Our interdisciplinary centers, incubators of academic research and issue-focused institutes contribute to the student experience and advancing educational excellence.

  • Center for Ethics has a mission to stimulate dialogue, encourage awareness, and promote critical thinking about ethical issues.
  • The Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is for faculty development and assessment resources such as the Faculty Development Center (FDC) and Assessment Center.
  • The Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies
 supports teaching, research, and service to promote global citizenship among its students, staff, and alumni.
  • Center for International Education is a crossroads of international opportunities and activities for the University and surrounding communities.
  • The International Student Center
 assists students in navigating the regulations for travel and study at Webster's international campuses.
  • The Multicultural Center
 offers programs and services to students and faculty to foster a community environment that recognizes social differences, respects cultural uniqueness, and facilitates cross-cultural interaction, learning and appreciation.
  • The Confucius Institute
 is part of an international network of Confucius Institutes to promote the understanding of Chinese language and culture, and foster friendly relations between China and the world.
  • The Academic Resources Center (ARC)
 provides peer tutoring, test preparation help, study and organizational skills improvement and services for students with special needs or disabilities.
  • The Global Internship Experience
 places American students from Webster University in overseas "total immersion" internships that entail extensive foreign language and intercultural experience.
  • The Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE)
 has a mission to be the premier center for chess education, research, technology, and outreach in the nation.