Academic Institutes

Academic institutes enhance Wellesley's pedagogy

Organized to pursue subject- or mission-based endeavors, institutes contribute to the rich learning experience Wellesley offers. Often involving short periods of intense immersion, these programs help foster mastery of a particular subject matter as well as the ability to contribute to its advancement.

The Institutes at Wellesley College

Madeleine Albright '59 and fellows Madeleine K. Albright Institute for Global Affairs

The Albright Institute is a living laboratory that explores the value and practical application of the liberal arts disciplines to global-scale challenges. With the goal of educating women to fulfill global leadership positions, the Albright Institute strengthens the role of women in international relations and informs policy discussions and academic thought in global affairs.


social change Project on Public Leadership and Action

PPLA grew out of a series of informal conversations between faculty with shared interests in pursuing values-based, practically-relevant work related to topics including (but not limited to) social change, democratic practice, and public leadership.


Cassandra Pattanayak, director of the QAIQuantitative Analysis Institute

The QAI is designed to expand the role of statistics in research, learning, and teaching at Wellesley. It includes courses during the summer and the semester, workshops for students and faculty, and statistical consulting for research projects.