The Center for Global Studies (CGS) globalizes the research, teaching, and outreach missions of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The Center is a National Research Center in Global Studies designated by the U.S. Department of Education. Our mission aims to promote and support innovative research to better understand global issues confronting the world’s populations and identify ways to cope with and resolve these challenges. CGS has over 350 faculty affiliates whose work promotes cross-unit and interdisciplinary research and instruction.
CGS organizes the complex dimensions of global studies, research, teaching, and outreach into four Clusters of Excellence that bridge disciplines, regions, and professions:
- Global Health
- Global Society & Sustainable Development
- Global Knowledge (Education/Library/Informatics/Media)
- Global Governance (Security/Law/Human Rights)
Highlighted by CGS, the four clusters of excellence build global studies expertise, available to government and non-government decision-makers in key policy areas.