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



Master of Middle East 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

Will Trump win big from killing Soleimani?, The Interpreter, Lowy Institute.
A tainted heir?, ABC Radio National - Religion and Ethics Report.

Updated:  11 February 2020/Responsible Officer:  Centre Director/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications