Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, Middle East and Central Asia (CAIS)
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24 Feb 1994, Canberra (Australia), as Centre for Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies (CMECAS). Present name adopted 1 Jan 1999.
Promote Middle Eastern and Central Asian studies, in both undergraduate and post-graduate domains, at a national level; coordinate research by Australian and international academics and specialists; provide a pool of expertise for public and private sectors.Available with paid subscription only.
Offers graduate program, undergraduate courses and postgraduate supervision on a wide range of topics, including most importantly Arab and Islamic culture, history, civilization, politics and political economy in the Middle East and Central Asia, and Arabic, Persian and Turkish languages and literature; short term professional courses in cooperation with other departments at the ANU; seminars, workshops and conferences; consultancy to both private and public sectors.
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