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Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

NIAS - the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies - is an academically independent Nordic research and resource center, focusing on modern Asia from a predominantly social sciences perspective.

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NIAS is more than a research institute. It is also a resource centre containing a wide array of knowledge and skills, and with a broad network of contacts connecting people and institutions with expertise on Asia. Through conferences and workshops, accessible information resources, commentary on current affairs, and contact with media, government and businesses, NIAS constantly seeks to broaden knowledge of modern Asia in the Nordic region. The core activities of NIAS are:

  • Independent research
  • Support for research, networks and education
  • Provision of expert information, resources and services
  • Sceintific publishing
  • Dissemination of research
  • Academic exchange and networks

NIAS operates a a Nordic organization with a Nordic perspective and has a contractual relationshop with the Nordic Council of Ministers. NIAS is an integrated part of the University of Copenhagen and 26 member universities and research institutions in the Nordic countries are represented in the Nordic NIAS Council. Scholars, Master and PhD students from member institutions have prioritized access to the NIAS Support Programme for Asian Studies (SUPRA), including:

  • Workplaces at NIAS for Master students
  • Offices for PhD students
  • SUPRA Nordic Scholarships
  • Guest researchers stays
  • Asia in Focus online journal

NIAS@UiB:

Bjørn Erik Andersen (contact)

More details on the NIAS website.