Centers & Institutes

Advancement. Discovery. Knowledge.

At Webster, a rich academic tradition includes research and discovery within our community — at our home campus and around the world. Our interdisciplinary centers, incubators of academic research and issue-focused institutes contribute to the student experience and advancing educational excellence.


Academic Resource Center (ARC)
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Provides academic assistance and resources for students, including ADA accommodations and services for students with disabilities; assistive technology resources and consultation for all students; testing, tutoring and writing services for all students; services and support for all students and, particularly, for conditionally admitted students, students on academic probation, and students struggling academically.

Centre Francophone »

Established in 2012 thanks to the generous support of the Jane and Bruce Robert Endowment, creates opportunities for the St. Louis region to learn more about Francophone cultures and take an active part in the local and global French-speaking community.

Cyberspace Research Institute »

A global research and learning environment for fostering advancement in and understanding of the nature of cyberspace and its impact on the human condition.

Global Internship Experience
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Places American students from Webster University in overseas "total immersion" internships that entail extensive foreign language and intercultural experience.

Institute for Excellence in Teaching and Learning »

Faculty development and assessment resources such as the Faculty Development Center (FDC) and Assessment Center.

Multicultural Center
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Programs and services to students and faculty to foster a community environment that recognizes social differences, respects cultural uniqueness, and facilitates cross-cultural interaction, learning and appreciation.

Center for Ethics »

A mission to stimulate dialogue, encourage awareness, and promote critical thinking about ethical issues.

Center for International Education »

A crossroads of international opportunities and activities for the University and surrounding communities.

Confucius Institute »

Part of an international network of Confucius Institutes to promote the understanding of Chinese language and culture, and foster friendly relations between China and the world.

International Student Center
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Assists students in navigating the regulations for travel and study at Webster's international campuses.

Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies »


Supports teaching, research, and service to promote global citizenship among its students, staff, and alumni.

Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) »


A mission to be the premier center for chess education, research, technology, and outreach in the nation.