The Homeland Security University Programs Network was initially established in 2006 to provide an online forum for members of the extended DHS University Programs community. The Network welcomes visitors to learn more about the University Programs Network's diverse range of initiatives and exciting research accomplishments by visiting the Centers, Education, and Minority Serving Institutions tabs.
Sponsored by the DHS Office of University Programs, the Centers of Excellence perform research and development activities to provide critical homeland security tools, technologies, training, and talent (including over 40 tools, technologies, and knowledge products either in pilot studies or use). The Centers of Excellence (COE) network is an extended consortium of hundreds of universities generating ground-breaking ideas for new technologies and critical knowledge. All Centers of Excellence work closely with academia, industry, DHS components and first-responders to develop customer-driven research solutions to 'on the ground' challenges as well as provide essential training to the next generation of homeland security experts. The research portfolio is a mix of basic and applied research addressing both short and long-term needs. The COE extended network is also available for rapid response efforts.
The Network currently includes twelve Centers of Excellence, each focused on a unique homeland security need. Click here to learn more.