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The Center for Southeast Asia Studies (CSEAS) is an Organized Research Unit on the Berkeley Campus of the University of California. It promotes the expansion of Southeast Asian studies on the Berkeley campus, assists students with fellowship awards, facilitates faculty research, and supports expanded course offerings and development of new faculty positions. The Center for Southeast Asia Studies was established in l959. In 2000, it joined with the Center for Southeast Asia Studies at University of California, Los Angeles to form a consortium to become a new U.S Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center.