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



Bachelor of Arts Master of Middle East and Central Asian Studies PhD - CAIS


Study options

The Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies offers a Bachelor of Middle East & Central Asian Studies, a Master of Middle East & Central Asian Studies and the three major languages of the region: Arabic, Persian and Turkish.


CAIS Media mentions

In the media

Turkey’s “safe zone” may prove costly , The Interpreter, Lowy Institute.
Tina Turner, Menzies and Suez: What's Love Got to do with it? , Australian Institute of International Affairs - Outlook.
Israel’s Arabs awaken to their electoral power, The Interpreter, Lowy Institute.

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