As a young, growing campus, the University of Washington Bothell is deeply engaged in developing a strong but flexible infrastructure that will support a wide range of scholarly activities and community partnerships. Especially important to this growth is the establishment of academic centers, each with its own role and mission, but consistent with the larger mission of the campus. Chartered under the campus policy on Establishment and Management of Centers and Institutes, six centers are at and/or supported by UW Bothell:
- The Center on Reinventing Public Education (CRPE) performs policy-oriented research on K-12 public education issues, including financing, human resources, governance, equity, and effectiveness.
- The Center for Serious Play seeks to transform education and foster community development by bridging the gaps between innovative design, development, teaching and application of interactive media technologies.
- The Goodlad Institute for Education Renewal supports PK-12 school renewal efforts locally and around the nation, and communicates about challenges and results that inform the public conversation about school quality.
- The Entrepreneurship Center serves small businesses throughout the greater Seattle metropolitan area and the Pacific Northwest.