Research Centers and Institutes
Supporting six research centers and institutes, the College of HRSM is truly dedicated to the advancement of industry knowledge, as well as making positive contributions to the economic health of our world.
Hotel, restaurant, tourism, retail, fashion, sport, entertainment and technology. These industries have local, national and even global economic impact. Through our centers and institutes, our research enhances the academic success of our students and the economic success of these global industries.
Research is critical in defining the quality of our higher education institutions, which is why we are so proud that the University of South Carolina has received the highest designation by The Carnegie Foundation as an institution of very high research activity.
The industries that our six centers and institutes support are growing, and contribute significantly, both in employment statistics and revenue dollars for communities in our state, our country and around the globe.
Our researchers identify critical challenges, and we find solutions. That's why our business partners find so much value in the services that we can offer. Grants and research funding are integral to industrial growth and sustainability, which is why we make every dollar count.