The Albert Schweitzer Institute is inspired by the ideals and example of 1952 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr. Albert Schweitzer, who was known for his philosophy of reverence for life and his call to action and service: to make one’s life one’s argument.

The institute conducts programs locally and on a global basis, and focuses on environmental, health, and peace efforts. The institute hosts Quinnipiac’s Global Engagement Fellowship. The institute engages students with:

  • Work on campus, in the Hamden community, and globally around food security and environmental justice;
  • Speakers and conferences on peace and development globally, at the United Nations, and on campus;
  • Global learning and community engagement opportunities abroad and in several locations in the U.S. aimed at motivating young people to serve the community and the environment as a way of life;
  • Management and oversight of a native plant pollinator garden, which is used as a living laboratory for the study of pollinator species and for the general relaxation and enjoyment of members of the Quinnipiac community.

The institute is located adjacent to the Mount Carmel Campus at 660 New Road in Hamden, Connecticut. For more information, please contact the office via email at or at 203-582-7875.