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Ellie Anderson, Igor Tchoukarine, Sarah Oberichler, Jennifer Hammer, Symantha Clough, Elizabeth Dillenburg, Howard Louthan

Established in 1977, the Center for Austrian Studies is the Western Hemisphere's oldest and best-known research center focusing on the past, present, and future of Austria and the successor states of the Habsburg Empire.

The Center for Austrian Studies:

  • serves as an international leader in promoting new scholarship about Austria and Central Europe across disciplines in the humanities, the social sciences, the fine arts, and international business management
  • connects scholars, students, and an international community to resources in Austria, Central Europe, the EU, and Minnesota
  • reaches out to students, scholars, and an international community of educated nonacademics, bringing an awareness of Austria and the new Europe and its relevance to American life
  • enriches the teaching mission of the University and the College of Liberal Arts by connecting its research and outreach programs with classroom opportunities for students