Since its founding in 1962, the Asian Studies Center has provided language education and outreach support to the mid-Michigan community through partnerships with more than 83 institutes of higher education in Asia.
The Center is a Title VI National Resource Center designated by the U.S. Department of Education.
Currently, the Center supports research and training projects in numerous countries across Asia, including China, Korea and India. Many of these are being led by one or more of the Center's 87 core and consulting faculty.
Each year the Center provides thousands of dollars in student scholarships and faculty funding, including the S.C. Lee paper prizes and Asian Studies Travel Research (ASTR) grants for faculty.
Some current research projects focus on endangered species management, innovative education and public administration.
Ongoing outreach projects include the Gifted and Talented Program for exceptional high school students to study in Asia, the Asian Film Series based on a different region every semester, K-12 teacher training at Michigan schools and ongoing adult education.
Visit the Asian Studies Center Web site.