Centers and Facilities

Business schools open new research centers and learning facilities.

The University of Delaware in Newark has partnered with Delaware Technology Park and Discover Bank on a new six-story, 100,000-square-foot fintech building. It will be located at UD’s Science, Technology and Advanced Research (STAR) Campus, where UD’s Lerner College will house hightech labs and facilities for research and teaching. Potential plans and programs include a cybersecurity leadership center that would link cybersecurity programs between the Lerner College and the College of Engineering, a space for human-machine learning and social media data analysis, and a multimedia studio.

Babson College in Babson Park, Massachusetts, has established the Butler Institute for Free Enterprise Through Entrepreneurship. Funded by a US$10 million gift from the John E. Butler family, the Butler Institute will support research projects and educational opportunities that explore how governmental policies, social values, and ethical business can influence entrepreneurship, free enterprise, and prosperity for all.