The central missions of the Stanley Burton Centre are:
- To conduct research into the Holocaust, its implications and subjects closely related to it, including Jewish history, inter-faith relations, anti-Semitism, racism, fascism and extreme right-wing political movements, crimes against humanity and genocides
- To expand the production of scholarly publications in these areas
- To contribute to current debates on the Holocaust, genocides and related issues
All members of staff of the Stanley Burton Centre engage in internationally-recognised research.