University launches Biden research and policy institute

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is joining University of Delaware officials for the launch on Monday of the Biden Institute.

Biden Institute is a new research and policy center focused on domestic issues including economic reform, environmental sustainability, criminal justice and civil rights.

The Institute will be part of the university's School of Public Policy and Administration.

Biden plans to spend his time between the University of Delaware, his alma mater, and the University of Pennsylvania, where he will head a foreign policy institute called the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.

The foreign policy institute will be located in Washington, D.C.

Biden will be the founding chair of the Institute and will also have an office on the Penn campus in Philadelphia.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.