Key Centers and Institutes

Where scholarship happens

Our centers and groups offer faculty and students the opportunity to deeply engage critical topics in our society by collaborating on research, holding events, and hosting visiting scholars. 


Network for the cultural study of videogaming

The UNCG Network for the Cultural Study of Videogaming (NCSV) was founded in the Fall of 2021 with the goal of bringing together scholars and students at the University to create a hub of research and learning around videogames and their cultures.

Center for Community-Engaged Design

An interdisciplinary research center that fosters community/university partnerships for meaningful research and design of the built and natural environment.

The Plant and Pollinator Center

A research, teaching, and community outreach facility located at the Gateway Research Park North Campus. The PPC is part of the UNCG Biology Department but is also a center for collaborative research across UNCG departments and with other institutions.

Network for the cultural study of videogaming

This network connects scholars at UNCG and beyond who are invested in studying videogaming and their cultures. The Network supports faculty and students by facilitating existing research and curriculum.

The Medicinal Chemistry Collaborative

The Medicinal Chemistry Collaborative is an interdisciplinary network of scientists at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and the surrounding Triad region. United by a bold agenda, MC² applies research to develop effective therapeutics for cancer and infectious disease.

RISE Network

The RISE Network is a coalition of educators and researchers involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education. The network provides access to STEM funding and research opportunities, promotes working partnerships, offers a monthly lunch series, and sponsors special events such as workshops and guest speakers. Network members include UNCG faculty and researchers, community educators, and grant specialists.

Humanities Network and Consortium

The UNCG Humanities Network and Consortium (HNAC) connects the university’s humanities scholars to one another and to the public. We support faculty research and foster interdisciplinary collaborations. HNAC helps students identify how humanities coursework translates into successful personal careers and public leadership.

Atlantic World Research Network

The Atlantic World Research Network provides leadership in circumatlantic studies not only at UNCG and around our region, but around the Atlantic Rim and beyond. This interdisciplinary network embraces and fosters Atlantic World research, teaching, and creative work across campus – in the Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Social Sciences, and across the Academic Units.

Ethiopian, East African, & Indian Ocean Research Network

Established in 2019 to create a vibrant intellectual space for faculty and students to engage through research, coursework, conference panels, workshops, and public lectures in the histories, cultures, and societies of Ethiopia and East Africa as part of the Indian Ocean world within the global African Diaspora.