Partners at IU

Our campus partners

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies

The Department of Central Eurasian Studies at Indiana University was founded as an Army Specialized Training Program for Central Eurasian languages in 1943, then formally organized as the Program in Uralic and Altaic Studies (from 1956 to 1965) and later the Department of Uralic and Altaic Studies (from 1965 to 1993). It was renamed the Department of Central Eurasian Studies in 1993. The department has long been one of the world's leading centers of academic expertise on Central Eurasia and the sole independent degree-granting academic unit staffed with its own faculty of specialists.

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The Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies

Founded by Denis Sinor at Indiana University, the Sinor Research Institute offers many resources, books, and rare manuscripts for scholars of Inner Asia.

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The Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region

Indiana University's Center for Languages of the Central Asian Regions (CeLCAR) was founded in 2002. It is one of fourteen Title VI Foreign Language Resource Centers in the United States.

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The Summer Language Workshop

Offering intensive summer language training at the Bloomington campus of Indiana University since 1950, SWSEEL provides over 200 participants in Slavic, East European, Middle Eastern, and Central Asian languages the opportunity to complete a full year of college language instruction in eight and nine-week summer sessions.

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