and Institutes

Student from the Asian Institute studying urban development in Vietnam.

The Munk School houses outstanding research and teaching centres – on Asia, Europe, Russia and the United States – that further position us as a pre-eminent site for the creative and robust examination of global affairs.

Asian Institute

Asia is home to some of the globe’s fastest-growing economies and over half of the world’s population, and understanding the continent is key to understanding the world. The Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs provides the intellectual core for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and teaching on Asia and its global impact. The institute has over 100 affiliated scholars researching and teaching on Asia, and their efforts span a broad range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

As Europe continues to dominate global headlines, and the challenges of the world are played out in microcosm within its borders, it remains clear that European affairs exert critical influence on global trends. The Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at the Munk School is at the forefront of research, teaching and policy conversations on member countries of the European Union, the countries of the former Soviet Union, and Central and Eastern Europe.

Centre for the Study of the United States

As we enter a new era in our relationship with the country that still matters most to Canadians – the United States – the Munk School’s Centre for the Study of the United States (CSUS) represents the largest group of U.S.-focused scholars in Canada, as well as the greatest concentration of U.S. expertise in Canada’s history. With over 60 faculty affiliates, CSUS bridges the social sciences and the humanities across three major areas of activity: undergraduate teaching, research and programming for the U of T community and beyond.

Ritu Birla, the Richard Charles Lee Director of the Asian Institute.
Students from the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies conducting research in Georgia.

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