Institute for the Study of the Continents (INSTOC)
Cornell Research Program, Unit, or Center
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The scientific goals of the Institute for the Study of the Continents (INSTOC) at Cornell University are to stimulate and facilitate research into the structure and evolution of the continents, to attract world-class scientists to pursue that research at Cornell, and to enhance Cornell's competitiveness in attracting funds to support that research. INSTOC's main mission is to promote innovative research into the structure and geologic evolution of the continents.