AND CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE
In these powerhouses of specialized thought and activity, experts join forces to spur innovation in research, pedagogy and practice.
Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a driver of scholastic, educational and professional development opportunities in the related areas of creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship within the Villanova community. The ICE Institute has a multidisciplinary focus and seeks to advance the University’s strategy by fostering cross-college learning and embedding entrepreneurial thinking more deeply in the Villanova culture.
Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership
The Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women’s Leadership fosters women’s advancement through education, advocacy, community-building and the collaborative creation of knowledge. We believe gender equality is central to the common good, and we are committed to developing leaders in the Augustinian tradition of self-understanding in the pursuit of a just and peaceful world.
The Augustinian Institute
The Augustinian Institute solidifies the University’s efforts to establish and support initiatives that flow from Villanova’s rich Augustinian heritage. We serve as both an agent and a resource for giving Augustine’s thought a vibrant place within Villanova’s academic and community life and for effectively bringing Augustine’s voice into contemporary times.
CENTERS OF EXCELLENCE
Housed within five of Villanova's schools and colleges are more than 20 centers of excellence—discipline specific hubs that support faculty research, teaching excellence, curricular development, and the intersection of research and practice.
Albert Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest
Center for Arab and Islamic Studies
Center for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Stewardship
Center for Peace and Justice Education
Center for Statistics and Data Science Education
Center of Excellence in Enterprise Technology
The Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good
The Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society
Center for Advanced Communications
Center for Nonlinear Dynamics and Control
Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems
Center for Cellular Engineering (NovaCell)
Center for Humanitarian Engineering and International Development
Villanova Center for Analytics of Dynamic Systems
The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy
The David F. and Constance B. Girard-diCarlo Center for Ethics, Integrity and Compliance
The Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Law
Scarpa Center for Entrepreneurship and Law
The Villanova Law Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation