Research. Professional & Academic Training. Critical Language Instruction.

The Melikian Center is a comprehensive research and training center with both instructional and research missions. It is home to over 40 faculty affiliates from ASU and community colleges throughout Arizona.

As an instructional unit, the Center sponsors the Critical Languages Institute, one of the largest summer training academies for intensive training in less commonly taught East European and Eurasian languages.

As a research unit, the Melikian Center capitalizes on its partnerships with more than a dozen East European and Eurasian universities to build programs of academic exchange, international development, and collaborative research.

In its outreach programming, the Center implements short-term training programs for professionals from Eurasia.

The Center has implemented research and educational programs for the Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Education, and the Department of Defense, among others.

Founded in 1984, the Center received its name in late 2006, in recognition of the generous support ofGregory and Emma Melikian.

News & Events

September 3, 2015
Scholarship Support for Study Abroad in Russia, Eurasia & Eastern Europe: All You Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid to Ask.

Learn How to:

Choose a grant program. Create a realistic budget. Write a winning proposal. Meet language requirements. Prepare for life overseas

Time: 3:00pm Location: COOR 4411
September 4, 2015

The Critical Languages Institute 2016 application will open on September 4th. We encourage all to apply at the link below.

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