Political Scientist Bakhytnur Otarbayeva returned to Bloomington last January after a fifteen year break. As a scholar well versed in the resources and courses available on the IUB campus, Professor Otarbayeva was excited about her stay at IU and the chance to possibly visit a bit more of the US as well.
The IAUNRC is a United States Department of Education Title VI grant institution that coordinates resources to increase understanding of all aspects of the diverse region and peoples of the Inner Asia and Uralic Regions. The IAUNRC works in tandem with four other Indiana University organizations focused on Central Eurasia, making IU the nation's paramount academic institution for the study of this region. These partner organizations are:
One of the world's leading centers of academic expertise on Central Eurasia as well as the sole independent degree-granting academic unit staffed with its own faculty of specialists.
An invaluable library collection of reference works, monographs, and microfilms of print and manuscript materials on Inner Asian subjects. The SRIFIAS also reaches the research and educational community through its extensive and growing list of publications.
Dedicated to promoting the teaching and learning of the languages and cultures of Central Asia through the development of language learning materials (textbooks, workbooks, and multimedia resources), teacher training, distance language courses, and intensive language summer institutes.
Offering intensive summer language training at the Bloomington campus of Indiana University since 1950, SWSEEL provides over 200 participants in Slavic, East European, Middle Eastern and Central Asian languages the opportunity to complete a full year of college language instruction in eight and nine-week summer sessions.