Research at USC is distinguished by $430 million annually in sponsored funding for study in a wide array of disciplines, and an emphasis on collaboration across multiple disciplines to meet societal needs. Examples of such collaboration include:
- Preventing, detecting and curing diseases.
- Capturing and distributing energy supplies that are environmentally benign, economical and long-lasting.
- Securing the nation and the world against the risks of natural disasters and intentional acts of terrorism.
- Enhancing cross-cultural understanding and cooperation, through communication among civic, religious, ethnic and community institutions.
- Establishing teaching practices that enable deeper understanding of science and math, languages and cultures, leadership and justice.
USC research centers include:
- Center on California and the West, USC-Huntington
- Center for the Digital Future
- Center for Sustainable Cities
- Center for Urban Education
- METRANS Transportation Center
- Southern California Earthquake Center
- Tomás Rivera Policy Institute
- Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies
For a complete listing of centers and institutes, click here.
The Office of the Vice Provost for Research Advancement provides additional information about USC research initiatives, centers and facilities and sources of research funding. Postdoctoral program information can be found at the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.