ECU’s centers and institutes strengthen and enrich REDE’s core missions of research, service and instruction. The university’s centers and institutes transcend the traditional boundaries of academic departments, bringing experts together across disciplines to address complex issues and partner with government and industry leaders.
ECU’s research field sites allow faculty, staff and students to work outside of the traditional laboratory setting. Field sites are intended to bring research to the community and region, extending the university’s research efforts from Greenville to the rest of the state. ECU’s field sites enhance both academic-driven and community-based research, giving researchers the opportunity to partner with community members to solve the region’s toughest health, economic and educational disparities.