Ingraham Hall, Mark Lilleleht

Welcome to the Institute for Regional and International Studies

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IRIS is offering 4 project assistantships (Academic Year 2015-2016) for UW-Madison graduate students interested in working internationally on campus & getting higher ed administration experience! Full details here (pdf); apply by August 28, 2015.


Applicants who are getting a bounceback message when submitting application by email please note that there was a coding issue in the pdf that was circulated. The IRIS email address is working: send all applications as pdf attachments to


The semester's first meeting of the Governing Council of IRIS will be on Wednesday, September 9, 9:00 - 10:30 am in 206 Ingraham Hall.


On July 1, the International Institute became the Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS). In addition to the name change, IRIS and its member centers have shifted administratively into the International Division. Read more...


Learn about upcoming events from IRIS programs on our events page and get the latest updates about events & resources on campus and off through our Twitter feed.

The Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS) - formerly the International Institute - comprises the area studies centers at UW–Madison, and is itself a Title VI National Resource Center for International Studies.

IRIS addresses area and international research and training by bringing together the expertise of its member centers under a collaborative umbrella.

Constituent Programs (by region):

* Indicates Title VI National Resource Center

To learn more about constituent programs visit their websites listed above or explore the pages here, which include information on funding opportunities for faculty & staff and students, supporting individual centers & programs, and connecting with the programs on social media.