Organized Research and Training Units (Campus Centers and Institutes)

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Organized research and training units (ORU/ORTU), also known as Campus Centers and Institutes, are established within the University to facilitate the conduct and dissemination of research, perform public services, and provide special training. They serve to fulfill the long-range needs and interests of the faculty and the university. San José State University has over 30 ORU/ORTU that partner industry with academic research to enhance technology, encourage the development of new products, and improve education.


Explore our 30+ ORU/ORTU.


Familiarize yourself with the policies governing ORU/ORTU. 

Reporting Requirements

See which report(s) are required for your ORU/ORTU.

Proposal for a New ORU/ORTU

Review the guidelines to request the creation of a new ORU/ORTU.