Welcome to the Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies
The Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies (Middle East & Central Asia) forms part of the ANU College of Arts & Social Sciences at The Australian National University. CAIS is Australia’s premier location for studies in this field, with a high international standing and links with major counterparts in the Arab & Muslim world, as well as in North America and Europe.
The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies offers a wide variety of programs, including graduate programs, an undergraduate degree and undergraduate courses and postgraduate supervision (PhD and MPhil). It is currently offering courses in Middle Eastern and Central Asian politics and the three major languages of the region: Arabic, Persian and Turkish.