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The Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Chicago (CEAS) is an interdisciplinary nexus, clearinghouse, and resource for academic exploration and support related to the study of China, Japan, and Korea. For over 60 years, its mission has been to nurture scholarship of the highest level across the humanities and social sciences, and to facilitate deeper understanding of the region at the University of Chicago and beyond.
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) coordinates and supports the study of the Middle East, extending from Morocco to Kazakhstan, at the University of Chicago. Established in 1965, CMES has been supported by the Divisions of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Chicago and by grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the Mellon Foundation for more than forty years. Hundreds of graduates from the CMES M.A. program have gone on to impact engagement with the Middle East through careers in academia, government, and beyond.
The Center for the Economics of Human Development houses a number of projects that collaborate with institutional partners from around the world.
Chicago House, the Oriental Institute headquarters in Egypt, functions as a major center of Egyptological studies for Egyptian and foreign scholars alike, and is open from October 15 through April 15 every winter season. The research library, among the finest in Egypt, has more than 20,000 volumes. The Chicago House photographic archive is a major research collection containing over 21,000 negatives and 21,000 prints ranging in date from the late-nineteenth century to the present.
The focus of the Committee on Southern Asian Studies (COSAS), which is supported through a University endowment, is to support and implement faculty and student academic and research projects that broadly encompass the study of South and Southeast Asia.
The Computation Institute (CI) was established in 2000 as a joint initiative between The University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory to advance science through innovative computational approaches.
Many of the greatest energy challenges today are not in the United States, but in places like India and China. That’s why the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) made conducting research in these vital countries one of their organizing missions. The institute started by putting people on the ground in India, creating EPIC-India in 2014 in order to confront this challenge through cutting-edge research and targeted engagement with local stakeholders.
Founded in 2010, HCEO is a network of over 500 global scholars, educators and policy makers focused on human capital development and its impact on opportunity inequality. HCEO’s unique approach enables collaboration among academics with varying disciplines, approaches, perspectives and fields. HCEO integrates biological, sociological, and psychological perspectives into traditionally economic questions. The result is innovative thinking and approaches to inequality and human capital development research.
At the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, our researchers come from the social, natural, and computational sciences, along with the humanities. Together, we pursue innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship, develop new educational programs, and provide leadership and evidence to support global, sustainable urban development.
The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society explores new possibilities for humanistic research collaborations at the University of Chicago. In its first six years the Neubauer Collegium has funded 87 interdisciplinary research projects, many of which bring research partners from institutions in the United States and abroad to address topics of global concern. More than 150 University of Chicago faculty from all Humanities and Social Sciences departments, all divisions and professional schools, have contributed to these efforts.