Research Centers and Institutes, sometimes referred to as Organized Research Units (ORUs), are organized around broad substantive research topics (e.g. international affairs, information technology, the environment). As such, they draw into their research programs faculty and students from multiple departments and disciplines. Berkeley has more than 100 such research units.
Research on various regions of the world is facilitated by nine interdisciplinary international and area studies centers and institutes. These programs support both contemporary and historical research on every region of the world, advancing the work of more than 800 affiliated faculty and visiting scholars, hundreds of graduate students and thousands of undergraduates across the campus.
- Berkeley Center on Comparative Inequality & Anti-Discrimination Law
- Center for Africa Studies
- Center for Jewish Law & Israel Studies
- Center for Latin America Studies
- Center for Middle Eastern Studies
- Center for Southeast Asia Studies
- Institute of East Asian Studies
- Institute of European Studies
- Institute of International Studies
- Institute for Legal Research
- Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies
- Institute for South Asia Studies