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International Research, Education, and Outreach Through the Liberal Arts and Sciences


Area Study Centers

One reason that the University of Illinois consistently ranks as one of the nation’s most international campuses is the existence in LAS of these area studies resource centers. These nationally-recognized centers work in collaboration with academic units across campus to support faculty research, develop interdisciplinary educational programs for undergraduate and graduate students, and connect our campus collective knowledge of the geographic region to the community.

Interdisciplinary Research and Education Programs

These programs reach out to the campus and community. Each maintains strong outreach programs for K-12 education, community colleges, and often communities and businesses.

Faculty Resources

The centers often offer assistance in curricular development, funding for conferences and workshops, and funding for graduate students.