Centers & Programs

The Global Studies Institute provides support to enhance internationalization in the student experience, in research, and in our outreach to the state and the world.

Research Centers

Faculty-directed centers receive GSI staff support for grants development and event management.

Center for Applied Second Language Studies

Center for Applied Second Language Studies

CASLS supports foreign language educators on the UO campus, nationally, and internationally so they can best serve their students. CASLS is a National Foreign Language Resource Center and home to the Oregon Chinese Flagship Program.

Center for Asian Pacific Studies

Center for Asian and Pacific Studies

CAPS is a research and outreach center devoted to promoting understanding of the Asia-Pacific region. Its primary aim is to foster collaborative and individual research engaging Asia-interested scholars from the UO, the nation, and around the world.


APRU Sustainable Cities & Landscapes Hub

Established in response to the increasing concerns about the sustainability of cities due to the worldwide trends of rapidly increasing population size and resulting urbanization.

Center for Global Health

Center for Global Health

CGH is an interdisciplinary center at the University of Oregon (UO) that supports a wide range of scientific, educational, and service-oriented initiatives designed to understand and ameliorate the world’s most challenging health and social problems.

ESMA Argentina

UNESCO Crossings Institute

An internationally-oriented research and outreach center dedicated to engaging in dialogue as a means to achieve transcultural understanding, and fostering opportunities to pave the way for conflict sensitive reporting on an international scale.

Global Justice Program

Global Justice Program

Aims to inspire students to develop the ability to use reason and conflict resolution discourse to help prevent violence and hate in personal, national, and international affairs. The Global Justice Program is sponsored by the Savage Endowment.

Translation Studies Center

Oregon Center for Translation Studies

OCTS consists of a diverse group of faculty, graduate students, and active professional community members and emeriti who work across languages and disciplines in the area of Translation Studies.

Islamic Studies Initiative

Islamic Studies Initiative

Focused on expanding academic programming in Islamic Studies and the apposite fields of Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies on the University of Oregon campus.

US - Vietnam Center

The US-Vietnam Research Center promotes research and education in three broad areas: developments in contemporary Vietnam, the history and future of US-Vietnam relations, and critical issues involving the Vietnamese-American community.

Programs and Partnerships

Al Rafeef Education Foundation Scholarship

The Al Rafeef Education Foundation Scholarship is part of a long-term Global Health partnership between Mohammed AlMana College of Medical Sciences (MACHS) and the University of Oregon. The scholarship is generously funded by Dr. Aisha AlMana, BA '70 (Sociology).

Student Global Climate Change Simulation

The APRU Student Global Climate Change Simulation is a role-playing exercise in which students will form multi-country, multi-disciplinary teams to play the role of delegates to the UN Climate Change Negotiations. This program is co-organized by APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Program housed at the University of Oregon and APRU Global Health Program housed at the University of Southern California.

APRU Network

As a network of leading universities linking the Americas, Asia and Australasia, APRU (the Association of Pacific Rim Universities) brings together thought leaders, researchers, and policy-makers to exchange ideas and collaborate on practical solutions to the challenges of the 21st century. UO faculty and students are invited to participate in programs sponsored by the APRU network. The UO hosts the APRU Sustainable Cities and Landscape Program which aims to engage with cross-disciplinary experts, government officials and non-governmental organizations to consider cities in the context of their many landscape interdependencies, including services, networks, and systems within and beyond the urban periphery.

Global STEM Education

Supports STEM education and innovation with global partners to change the lives of faculty and students.

Global Professional Development

Supports leaders and educators from international institutions by providing professional development opportunities that enhance pedagogical, curricular, cross-institutional, and cross-cultural engagement across disciplines.


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