Pratt Research and Centers

Since its founding, Pratt Institute has established a reputation as a leader in creativity and innovation through its focus on the practical application of creativity. At Pratt, we know that innovation comes in many forms. It can literally take the shape of easier-to-use personal care product packaging. It can stem from adapting an existing technology to a novel purpose. It can develop from collaborating with colleagues across campus to create new knowledge about how we see the world and our place in it. Regardless of its origin, innovative ideas require research and testing before they can make an impact on the world.

A variety of centers and initiatives allow Pratt faculty, students, and recent alumni to experiment with new ideas--in the studio, in the laboratory, and in the world. As you will see, research at Pratt comes in many forms—each of which reflects the tremendous possibilities inherent in the dynamic creative community that is Pratt Institute.