The Institute of Research and Community Service (IRCS) creates innovations in research and community service through its nine research and development centers:
The Center for Early Childhood and Elderly Studies
Focusing on early childhood and elderly issues, this center's concerns are developing and improving quality services for early children in formal and non-formal education as well as for elderly people at state and community houses. The programs of the center of early childhood education are:
1. Conducting research on early childhood education
2. Carrying out other scientific activities such as seminars and workshops
3. Providing counseling services on early childhood education issues
4. Assisting in professional development in the area of early childhood education
The Center for Cultural, Regional, and Environmental Research
By cooperating with some departments in the regional and provincial government of Yogyakarta, this center focuses on the cultural, educational, and environmental research. Its programs are designed and implemented on annual basis. The coverage of the programs includes research, social service, seminars and workshops, training of its members and activities in cooperation with other elements of the society.
The Center for Educational Policy and Evaluation
The Center for Primary, Secondary, and Vocational Education Research
The center of elementary and secondary education which was established in 1987 has been participated in researching, developing, evaluating, and applying innovation in the scope of elementary and secondary education based on the local and global views. Striving to improve educational quality, this center continuously conducts studies on the government's policies and programs. Furthermore, it assists and empowers teachers and other educational practitioners by implementing a policy on the improvement of educational quality in primary, secondary, and vocational education.
The Center for Gender and Women’s Studies
The Center for Creativity and Sport Development
The Center for Research Implementation and Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
To implement the university's three main services in education, research, and community service, the center conducts researches and community services oriented to intellectual property rights, improves institutional cooperations, and facilitates the intellectual property rights management for the university members and community.
The Center for Entrepreneurship Development
The Center for Community Service Management and Integrated Regional Development
To ensure that students gain real learning and working experience, this center combines the implementation of the three main missions of higher education: education, research, and community service and community service programs.