Harrisburg University is home to several research centers and institutes, addressing a broad range of interests, issues and industries. These centers provide experiential opportunities for students, serve as a bridge to businesses and organizations, and drive economic development. The links below showcase some of the centers where HU students and faculty are working with government organizations, businesses and others to find solutions for real-world problems.


Centers & Institutes at a Glance

The Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies (CAELT) advances the use of entertainment and learning technologies across a variety of industries, and aims to build a talented workforce in interactive media and learning technologies, as well as serve as a regional champion of this rapidly growing field, by coordinating with other innovative new media organizations throughout the nation.

The Government Technology Institute (GTI) provides education, training, resources, and networks in which government technology leaders and professionals can learn, collaborate and explore effective technology solutions for Pennsylvania. The GTI is also the first of its kind in Pennsylvania and represents this University’s ongoing commitment to building meaningful collaboration between government, business and higher education.

The Security Center of Excellence aims to be a strategic partner with public sector organizations in their information security and cyber defense efforts by providing innovative and effective educational programs and community building services. The Security Center of Excellence is provides leading-edge education and training to address the current and future needs of information security professionals working in the public sector, and  increases awareness and understanding regarding the importance of information security strategies in safeguarding public and private interests.

The Agile Lean Center (ALC) provides professional development, certificates, academic offerings, resources, and networks using agile and lean business processes to achieve improved business and project outcomes for state and local governments as well as local and global businesses. These improved business processes are used for Product Development, Software Development, Manufacturing, Business Process Improvement and Value Centered Project/Portfolio Management.

Harrisburg University’s Center for Environment, Energy, and Economy (E3) was created in August 2017 to connect HU’s faculty, curriculum, and students to change-makers who work to combine environmental protection and sustainability practices with economic development. The Center partners with and solves problems for businesses and governmental entities, focusing on IT, data, and systems-based projects that can support evidence-based decision-making systems, policy development, and practice. ​

For more information on the Centers & Institutes, contact Steven Infanti, Associate Vice President for Marketing, at email Sinfanti@HarrisburgU.edu.