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.

Meet a CAIS student

Meet a student



Higher Degree by Research (PhD)

CAIS study options

Study options

The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies offers a wide variety of programs. It is currently offering courses in Middle Eastern and Central Asian politics and the three major languages of the region: Arabic, Persian and Turkish.




CAIS Media mentions

In the media

Focus - Syria, ABC Radio - Brisbane.
ABC Matter of Fact: The Syria Fallout, ABC TV Matter of Fact with Stan Grant.
A Tragic Anniversary: The Costs of the Iraq Invasion, Australian Institute of International Affairs.

Updated:  4 September 2017/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications