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University of Minnesota

Center for Austrian Studies

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 Central Europe with a specific focus on Austria and the successor states of the Habsburg Empire.

The Center

  • serves as an international leader in promoting new scholarship on 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 a broader international public, bringing an awareness of Austria and the new Europe and its contemporary relevance
  • enriches the teaching mission of the University of Minnesota and the College of Liberal Arts by connecting its research and outreach programs with classroom opportunities



Howard Louthan, Director
Center for Austrian Studies
314 Social Sciences Building
267 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
T +1 (612) 624-3886