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.

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

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

Updated:  22 July 2021/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications