Affiliated Centers

For over 25 years, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for Urban Initiatives and Research (CUIR) has been providing research services and technical assistance to public and non-profit organizations to help them make informed policy choices. CUIR offers broad-based social science research services that include survey research, evaluation research, strategic planning, data analysis/database management, and geographic information system (GIS) services. Through grants and contracts, CUIR provides services to local and state government and nonprofit clients who seek knowledge to improve operations, increase efficiency and sustainability, and understand citizen preferences for services. CUIR also supports faculty research on urban and metropolitan issues.

Center for International Education

The Center for International Education (CIE) offers a wealth of international, global and area studies programs and activities for faculty, staff, students and the public. CIE is committed to promoting and sustaining exciting international education initiatives across the UWM campus, Wisconsin, and the nation. As a comprehensive international programs office, CIE connects domestic and international students and scholars with on-campus and overseas research and study opportunities while expanding public access to UWM’s international resources.

Center for Economic Development

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Center for Economic Development (UWMCED) is a central part of UWM’s mission to apply university-based research and technical expertise to improve the quality of life in our region. Drawing upon the talents and expertise of faculty, students, and staff at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the UWMCED is committed to:

  • supporting economic development efforts in predominantly minority neighborhoods;
  • building the capacity of community-based organizations to participate effectively in local economic development efforts;
  • conducting action-oriented research on economic development policy issues impacting multi- neighborhoods and regions;
  • informing public debate on economic development issues and policies.