Organization profile

Established in 1977, the Center for Austrian Studies (CAS) is the Western Hemisphere's oldest and best-known multidisciplinary research center devoted to the historical and contemporary experience of Austria and Central Europe.  The Center:

  • serves as a focal point in North America for the study of Austria and Central European lands with a common Habsburg heritage across disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences, the applied sciences, and the fine arts;
  • analyzes Austrian perspectives as a powerful tool for understanding new developments in post-cold war Europe;
  • connects scholars, students, and an international community to resources in Austria, Central Europe, and Minnesota.

The Center pursues its mission through a variety of activities that promote research, education, and training in the field and by serving as an international clearinghouse for information and scholarship.

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