About us

The history of the Centres for Area Studies is a story of success. It began in April 1997 when the Canadian Studies Centre, the first of five centres for area studies, was established. Innsbruck thus played a leading role in Austria as the CSC was not only the first centre for Canadian Studies but also one of the very first centres for area studies to be inaugurated at an Austrian university.

Our mission is to:

  • promote interdisciplinary Canadian research and teaching at the University of Innsbruck
  • promote scientific cooperation and academic exchange between the University of Innsbruck and Canadian universities across all disciplines
  • promote cultural exchange between Austria and Canada, both within and outside the university.