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Centre for Syrian Studies

Centre for Syrian Studies

The Centre for Syrian Studies (CSS) at the University of St Andrews became the world’s first research centre on Syria when it opened in 2006. 

The primary objectives of the CSS are:

To conduct high quality, independent, objective research on Syria.

To provide quality graduate education in the UK on Syria for UK students and for talented young Syrians, accepted on merit.

To promote research that will help Syrians advance a transition to a more peaceful, politically inclusive Syria.