Area Studies Centers on Campus
- Center for African Studies
Established in 1970, the Center for African Studies at the University of Illinois is one of the leading African studies programs in the United States. The Center is committed to providing comprehensive and excellent educational opportunities. Its activities and programs are a testimony to the strength and vibrancy of African studies on this campus.
- Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies
The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies is a U.S. Department of Education Title VI Comprehensive National Resource Center in partnership with Indiana University East Asian Studies Center. CEAPS is one of the most vibrant interdisciplinary programs on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. CEAPS supports teaching and research on topics related to Asia Pacific across all disciplines, and works actively with all academic units and student groups to promote and enhance campus-wide understanding of Asia Pacific.
- European Union Center
The University of Illinois European Union Center (EUC) was established in 1998 with support from the European Commission, as one of the ten original EU Centers in the United States.Since its inception, the European Union Center has become the focal point on campus for teaching, research, and outreach programs on the European Union. The EUC brings together faculty and students from diverse disciplines across campus to promote the study of the EU and transatlantic relations, making it one of the most comprehensive EU centers in the US.
- Center for Global Studies
The Center for Global Studies globalizes the research, teaching, and outreach missions of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Center is a National Resource Center in Global Studies designated by the U.S. Department of Education.
- Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) is a Title VI National Resource Center in consortium with the University of Chicago Center for Latin American Studies funded by the U.S. Department of Education.CLACS houses the Lemann Institute for Brazilian Studies. Established in 2009, the Institute promotes research on Brazil by organizing conferences and offering fellowships; encourages collaborative research between U of I faculty and Brazilian colleagues and supports instruction on Brazil.
- Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
The Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES) promotes research and scholarship in South Asia and the Middle East. CSAMES was designated a National Resource Center (Title VI) 2006-2010 by the US Department of Education for the study and teaching of the Middle East, enabling the Center to further strengthen its commitment to an academic inquiry into a region that is home to some of the world’s oldest religions and civilizations.
- Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies
The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) at the University of Illinois, a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center since 1959, is committed to combining the highest quality undergraduate and graduate training programs with national service to the profession, individual scholars, schools, and the public. In an era when international knowledge and engagement are a necessity, primary mission of the center is to promote understanding of and informed engagement with Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.