Research Centers & Interdisciplinary Programs

Center for Celtic Studies

The Center for Celtic Studies provides interdisciplinary, international educational opportunities for UWM students. The program includes on-campus instruction by UWM and visiting international faculty, as well as study-abroad options in Ireland, Great Britain, and Europe.

Center for International Education

The Center for International Education (CIE) fosters new areas of scholarly inquiry into internationalism and globalization by strengthening the connections between research, teaching, and outreach programs on the UWM campus. CIE is deeply engaged in on-campus and overseas curriculum development, research conferences and scholarly publication, public programming, and professional development for teachers. CIE is home to Wisconsin's only World Affairs council, The Institute of World Affairs, as well as a UW System office, the Institute for Global Studies. Because the insights and perspectives offered by students and scholars from other countries greatly enhance our campus, CIE also provides international admissions and immigration advising services.

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) develops, supports and promotes teaching, research and outreach about Latin America and the Caribbean. Services and resources are available to UWM faculty, staff and students; K-12 teachers and post-secondary educators; professional groups; and the community. CLACS seeks to promote informed, culturally sensitive perspectives for Wisconsin, the upper Midwest and the United States. Established in 1965, CLACS is designated a National Resource Center for Language and Area Studies by the U.S. Department of Education, jointly with the Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies Program at UW-Madison.

Center for 21st Century Studies

The Center for 21st Century Studies, a UW System Center of Excellence at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus, is a postdoctoral research institute founded in 1968 to foster crossdisciplinary research in the humanities.

Center for Women's Studies

The Center for Women's Studies, established in 1974 as the Office of Women's Studies, facilitates research and course development about women and gender-related issues, coordinates the interdisciplinary WS undergraduate and graduate instructional program, and works with local, state, and national groups on issues of importance to women.