Academic Centers & Programs Overview

Illinois commitment to providing a global classroom is reflected in the number of centers and programs that serve as resources for students, faculty, staff, and the local community to engage with new cultures, languages, and histories.

Center for Global Studies

The Center for Global Studies (CGS) 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. Learn more about CGS.

European Union Center

The European Union Center (EUC) at Illinois is a U.S. Department of Education National Resource Center and a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence that promotes the scholarly research on the European Union across campus and in the local community. Learn more about EUC.

Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security

The Program in Arms Control & Domestic and International Security (ACDIS) facilitates objective research, academics, and outreach about international security issues within the academic and policymaking communities. Learn more about ACDIS.

Women & Gender in Global Perspectives Program

The Women and Gender in Global Perspectives (WGGP) Program promotes the study of global human development. WGGP emphasizes scholarly activities that advance the understanding of how resource inequalities and gender equity affect individual and community capabilities. Learn more about WGGP.

Additional International Offices at Illinois

In addition to the units, centers, and programs listed above that report to the Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies, there are a number of globally-focused units across campus and within the colleges with whom Illinois International collaborates. Learn more about these international offices at Illinois.