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Research & Thought Leadership

Support leading research and initiatives at Stern, keeping the School at the cutting edge of industry thought.

Leading Global Insights

NYU Stern is deep and diversified in academic excellence, attracting the highest caliber of faculty across disciplines whose research influences business and policy around the world. From human rights to business and technology to global analysis and leadership, the Stern community can be proud of the important conversations started at this institution.

Name a Faculty Chair or Professorship

The support of a faculty position helps Stern recruit and retain the highest caliber of faculty members and keeps the School at the cutting edge of thought leadership.
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Support Faculty & Research through the Stern Fund

Contributions to the Stern Fund assist in recruiting top-tier faculty and financing ventures, research, and conferences that ensure Stern’s place at the forefront of the changing business world.
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Support a Center or Special Program with a Significant Gift

Support for centers and programs help Stern respond to modern business challenges, lead global initiatives, and start important conversations. See below for a list of the research centers at Stern.
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Research Centers at Stern

W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs

The W. R. Berkley Innovation Labs supports entrepreneurs at all stages of their venture. They equip students, alumni, and researchers from across NYU with the skills, know-how, and ability to launch and grow sustainable businesses.

Center for Business and Human Rights

The Center for Business and Human Rights has a mission to challenge and empower companies and future business leaders to make practical progress on human rights.

Center for Global Economy and Business

The Center for Global Economy and Business promotes research focusing on global aspects of modern economies and business, including the academic, business, and policy worlds, and extending to students and alumni.

Center for the Globalization of Education and Management

The Center for the Globalization of Education and Management aims to house the academic world’s most comprehensive base of knowledge on interactions that take place between countries and their implications for education and management.

Center for Real Estate Finance Research

The Center for Real Estate Finance works to foster research in real estate finance, economics, and operations at Stern, expand course offerings and career services in these areas, and deepen the relationship between the School and the real estate industry.

Center for Sustainable Business

The Center for Sustainable Business aims to help current and future business leaders embrace proactive and innovative mainstreaming of sustainability, resulting in competitive advantage and resiliency for their companies as well as a positive impact for society.

Endless Frontier Labs

The Endless Frontiers mission is to transform scientific and technological breakthroughs into high-growth businesses.

Fubon Center for Technology, Business and Innovation

The Fubon Center is a hub for cross-disciplinary collaboration in technological innovation, including: fintech, data analytics and AI, and innovation.

Glucksman Institute for Research in Securities Markets

To promote excellence in finance and securities research at Stern, the Glucksman Institute awards annual fellowships and research prizes.

Infrastructure Finance Initiative

The Infrastructure Finance Initiative works on policy-relevant academic research and education in infrastructure finance.

NYU Pollack Center for Law & Business

A unique joint venture of the NYU Stern School of Business and the NYU School of Law dedicated to enhancing an interdisciplinary legal and business education for the academic community, as well as for experienced legal and business practitioners.

Salomon Center for the Study of Financial Institutions

The Salomon Center specializes in the study of financial institutions and markets, including commercial banks, investment banks, managed funds and insurance companies.

Urbanization Project

The NYU Stern Urbanization Project harnesses the growth of cities to speed up global progress. Each semester, Stern MBAs work with the Urbanization Project and the Marron Institute on applied research projects ranging from city planning in Ethiopia and Colombia to SEZs in Liberia to management challenges in the NYPD.

Vincent C. Ross Institute of Accounting Research

The Ross Institute’s mission is to support state-of-the-art research in accounting, auditing, and financial reporting to capital markets, and disseminate such research to the business community.

The Volatility Institute

The Volatility Institute's mission is to develop and disseminate research on risks in financial markets and closely related topics in financial econometrics. The Institute can help shape the world of finance by providing state of the art, up-to-the-minute financial information to academics, practitioners, regulators and policy makers globally.
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Chao-Hon Chen Institute for Global Real Estate Finance

Stern established the Chen Institute in 2022, made possible through a a $20 million gift from alumnus and Stern Executive Board member Charles C.Y. Chen (MBA ’91) to establish and endow a real estate finance institute at the School.
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The Fertitta Military Veterans Program

With a $15 million endowment gift from alumnus Lorenzo Fertitta (MBA ’93) and brother Frank J. Fertitta III, Stern launched a program exclusively for U.S. military veteran and active duty students entering the full-time MBA program.