Welcome to the Center for Global & International Studies! Building upon the exceptional resources at the University of Kansas in area studies, world languages, and international programs, our mission is to enhance and develop cross regional and interdisciplinary academic, research and outreach programs with local, regional and national impact. CGIS offers international expertise, education, and global perspectives on the world through undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Global & International Studies and organizes and co-sponsors community and campus activities covering topics of transnational scope. Our goal is to prepare University of Kansas students for the global economy and internationally-focused careers in Kansas, the United States and abroad.

In addition to the Global & International Studies Undergraduate and Master's Programs, CGIS is currently home to the Programs in European Studies and Middle East Studies,  providing administrative support and other resources as these units grow and expand. Students interested in focusing studies on South Asia may opt for the Undergraduate certificate in South Asian Culture offered through CGIS.

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Featured Podcast

Check out this podcast of GIST Academic Director Mike Wuthrich's interview with English-language Turkish newspaper Hürriyet Daily News on his recent book "National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics, and the Party System."

CGIS Postcards from Abroad Podcast
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
23rd nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets," Military Times