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 student



Bachelor of International Relations/Bachelor of Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies

Language options

The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies offers three of the major languages of the region: Arabic, Persian and Turkish.

In the media

Iran: Autocracy in the Age of Coronavirus, Australian Institute of International Affairs.
ABC Saturday Extra - A Foreign Affair: Oman's new sultan , ABC Radio National - Saturday Extra.
Iran's Crisis Election, Australian Institute of International Affairs - Outlook.

Updated:  30 March 2020/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications