HSU Centers & Institutes
Centers & Institutes affiliate with an association of individuals, faculty, staff and others, who may wish to encourage or pursue activities, including research and creative activities, that are consistent with the mission of the University. The following policy and procedures provide for the recognition and chartering of such Centers/Institutes. The complete policy and attachments can be viewed below:
- Policy on the Formation of a Center/Institute
- How to Establish a new Center/Institute
- How to Renew an existing Center/Institute
- New Center/Institute Checklist
Current HSU Centers & Institutes
California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP)
The California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University is a research center committed to informing policy, building community, and promoting the health and well-being of rural people and environments.
Humboldt Science and Math Center for Teaching and Learning
The mission of the Humboldt Science and Mathematics Center is to enhance science and mathematics education opportunities in California. Chartered in 2005, the Center offers programs and professional support for future teachers as well as practicing professionals. The Center is formally partnered with a number of University programs.
Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research (HIIMR)
This institute seeks to improve the economic, social, physical, and environmental health of individuals and communities through the interdisciplinary scientific study of marijuana. HIIMR designs, conducts, analyzes, and disseminates research; provides applied expertise to policy makers, researchers, health professionals, businesses, and the media; and archives and provides access to source materials (raw data, media). View HIIMR's Charter here.
Institute for Cartographic Design (ICD)
Affiliated with the Department of Geography and its Kosmos Lab for teaching cartography, the Institute for Cartographic Design is intended to provide cartography students with a transition from theoretical to applied map design before graduation and to provide a centralized cartographic design service on campus specializing in cartographic and information design in all formats from paper to web to animation.
The Institute of Health and Human Performance (IHHP)
The IHHP supports the local community in health promotion activities. The Institute’s facilities support research and training opportunities for HSU faculty and students in a broad range of topics related to health, human performance, disease prevention, physical activity and nutrition.
Institute for Entrepreneurship Education (IEE)
Institute for Entrepreneurship Education is designed to reach other academic departments on campus as well as the Redwood Coast business community. The institute is tailored for interdisciplinary study and also focuses on “social entrepreneurship,” instilling instruction with an ethic of social responsibility.
Institute for Spatial Analysis
The Humboldt State University Institute for Spatial analysis (ISA) is a focal point for the advancement of spatial research, innovation and application. The ISA is dedicated to the expansion of spatial analysis methodologies across disciplines and the full spectrum of real world issues. We work closely with the public and private sector entities to achieve this goal.
Klamath Watershed Institute
The Klamath Watershed Institute is intended to promote unbiased scholarly and scientific investigation in many subjects of interest in the Klamath basin and to provide policy analysis and make progress toward preserving, restoring and making sustainable the Klamath Basin’s natural resources.
Schatz Energy Research Center
One of the foremost fuel cell development laboratories, SERC’s fuel cell systems have proven to be among the most reliable and efficient in the world. Schatz Energy Research Center (SERC) is working to establish clean energy technologies in our society. They specialize in renewable energy, energy efficiency, and hydrogen energy systems. Work involves research and development, technology demonstration, project development, energy systems analysis, and education and training.