Center for Global Studies

The Center for Global Studies globalizes the research, teaching, and outreach missions of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Center is a National Resource Center in Global Studies designated by the U.S. Department of Education.

Since 2003, the Center for Global Studies (CGS) has been a nationally recognized Title VI Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Drawing upon the expertise of an interdisciplinary network of faculty from across campus, CGS organizes the complex dimensions of global studies, research, teaching, and outreach into Clusters of Excellence that bridge disciplines, regions, and professions. The four clusters of excellence listed below build global studies expertise, available to government and non-government decision-makers in key policy areas.

  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Health
  • Library / Informatics / Media
  • International Security / Law / Human Rights

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Core Services

The Center for Global Studies runs academic programs and organizes and collaborates on a wide variety of activities for faculty and students in higher education, K-12 educators and students, and the general public. These programs are designed to facilitate understanding of global issues that confront the world’s populations today.

Annual Workshops & Institutes
  • Joint Area Center Symposium
  • International Studies Research Lab
  • Global Studies Summer Workshop for High School Students

Funding Opportunities
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships
  • Title VI
  • Global Intersections

Academic Programs
  • Graduate Minor in Global Studies


Center for Global Studies
303 International Studies Building, MC-910
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 265-5186
Fax: (217) 333-6270