SWEDISH SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES NETWORK
Information on the programme and previosly South Asia related granted projects
University of Gothenburg , and Chalmers University of Technology
During the spring 2011, the Dept. of History and Anthropology
of Religion (including Judaism and Indic Religions) at Lund University, and the Dept. of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion at Gothenburg University. jointly organises 15 ECTS field course in Religious Studies, including five weeks of field work in India. During the first subcourse (5 credits) devoted to methodological questions, located in Sweden, a plan for the field work is made. The course is divided into two parts: firstly the students explore different methods and theories of conducting fieldwork in Religious studies and prepare minor research projects. Secondly the students carry out their projects in the field and write research reports. The field work can be conducted anywhere, but the two departments at Lund University and Gothenburg University provide supervision for those who travel to India. Students can attend the course at either of the two universities.
CEAS (Centre for Asian
Studies) at the School for Global Studies
runs a programme on basic and intermediate level (120
credits and 2140 credits) in Asian
which includes teaching on South Asia.
Dept. of Peace and Development Research, PADRIGU,
every year runs a programme on Development
and International Co-operation Studies (formerly
called U-landskunskap), up to 100 credits – E
level (including field work in India. Information
on the courses.
Folk high school in Värmland, with a long tradition of collaboration with Karlstad University. Organises every year a one-year course entitled ”Filosofi och Världsbild”, focusing on western philosophy and history of ideas as well as Indian history and some of its religions. Besides that the course offers a five week travel to northern India were the students get the opportunity to meet lecturers on Indian philosophy e g Buddhism, Saivism and Advaita. It also includes studies on the political history of India and gender studies, and visits to important historical sites as Agra, Delhi and Varanasi. More information.
This Christian folk high school in Åre, Jämtland, organises a
one year Development studies course (”U-landslinjen”) every year, starting in August. The course includes a two months stay in either India or Tanzania during the Spring semester. The subjects taught include Missionary research, Hindi (or Swahili), Development studies, and Cultural understanding. The next programme will run from 28 August 2011 till 30 May 2012. Deadline for applications is 30 April 2011. More
Every year, Karlstad University in collaboration with
the Banaras Hindu University(BHU)
in Varanasi, India, offers students at the C/D-level courses
in History of Religions, Cultural Geography, and History at
Karlstad University, the opportunity to spend one full semester
– Karlstad University has a long tradition of sending students, mainly teachers training students but also others, for field studies in South Asia. More information on the South Asian studies at Karlstad University.
– Read also Lars Eklund’s March 2002 report from the Swedish study centre Ganga Mahal in Varanasi.
Ten students had already achieved a Master Degree of 60 ECTS (magisterexamen) and an additional group of eleven students came to Karlstad University to defend their second theses during the period 12–14 October 2010 (photo of the group above). Their topics ranged from girls’ mathematics achievements to the views of Afghan teachers on issues such as girls’ education and corporal punishment in schools as well the emergence of private education in Afghanistan and community based education. All the students passed the defence. The programme is now approaching a successful end.More information on the MAP programme website.
The Division of Reproductive and Perinatal Health Care hosts an Advanced International Training
Programme on ”Strengthening Midwifery Competence
in Sexual and Reproductive Health
and Services” (funded by the Swedish International
Development Cooperation Agency, Sida), to be held in
two parts, first in the October 2009 and then continued in August–September 2010.
The programme is designed for professional
midwives in Asia who have
a basic education equivalent to
WHO/ICM/FIGO defined required
competence. The participants
should hold positions that have an
influence on ongoing issues related
to SRHR. A team of three participants
(representing clinical work,
education and policy) from each
country will be preferred.
Applicants should have a planned
or an ongoing SRHR project, supported
and approved by the employer.
The overall programme objective is to
strengthen midwives’ competence in
countries where maternal morbidity
and mortality are as highest, that is in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. The programme is organized as a joint venture between the Division of International Health (IHCAR) at Karolinska
Institutet; International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH), Dept. of Women’s and Children’s
Health at Uppsala University; and the Swedish Association of Midwives.
The Division of International Health,
Department of Public Health Sciences at Karolinska Institutet
Medical University is one of eight European institutions awarding
degrees in a new European Master of Science International Health
Degree Programme. The programme is part of tropEd, a network
of European institutions for higher education, in existence
since 1996 and collaborating closely with institutions in Asia,
Africa, and the Americas in providing postgraduate education
and training opportunities.
The European Master of Science Programme in International Health
is a one year, full-time study programme taught in English.
The main objective of the programme is to raise awareness of
current global health concerns. Students become qualified to
identify and critically analyse key factors shaping the health
and well-being of populations in low- and middle-income countries
and to formulate effective and appropriate responses to complex
Department of Nursing, The Division
of International Health, IHCAR, and the Dept.
of Public Health Sciences, every semester arranges a
5 credits independent course on Global
Health. The course is open to students at Karolinska
Institutet in the Medical programme, Midwifery programme, Nursing
programme, Dental programme, Biomedical laboratory programme,
Physiotherapy programme, Occupational therapy programme, and
the Biomedical programme. The students can choose to do the
field work at Karolinska’s two collaboration partner institutions
in South Asia: The Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan; and
Trivandrum Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
Center for Public Health, CeFAM (a collaboration between
Karolinska Institutet and the county council of Stockholm)
organises courses in Global Medicine for Junior Hospital Doctors
The Sida funded courses deal with diseases like malaria, TB
and AIDS, and take place either in Ethiopia or in India (four
months at R.D.Gardi Medical College, in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh.
80 credits International Master of Science programme on Water
System Technology was launched in 2007.
The aim of the programme is to explore all major aspects
of use and protection of available water resources. The programme
deals with all the complexities, challenges and opportunities in
water resources management through water systems approaches and
will allow participants to focus particular attention on preferred
problem areas. It is jointly organised by the Department
of Land and Water Resources Engineering at KTH, and the Department
of Physical Geography and Quarternary Geology at the
University of Stockholm. Deadline for applications are 15 January
| A 7,5 credits course titled ”Gender issues in Developing Countries”
was again held in the Fall 2009 (16 November – 12 December). It was
organised by the Department of Land and Water Resources Engineering,
and aims at imparting integrated theoretical
and practical knowledge on gender and development issues in the
South to students, researchers, teachers and development practitioners
in different kinds of agencies in Sweden.
Contact person: Dr. Nandita Singh
A 120 ECTS Credits International Master's Programme
in Science for Sustainable Development started in 2007. It is organised by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and
leads to a Master in Science degree in Sustainable Development,
with a specialization in one of the following areas:
1. Climate, Energy & Recycling;
2. Water & Food
Security; or 3. GIS for Environmental Studies. Focus in the first
two study areas will be directed to both how social changes shape
the environment, and how environmental changes shape society. The two-year programme starts every Fall. Deadline for applications is 15 December every year. Next programme starts in September 2011.
new World course (”Världens kurs med
Indienresa 2008”) on Justice, Peace and Environment,
including a three weeks tour to north India, will again be arranged by
Ljungskile Folk High school during the period 15 August 2011 – 15 January 2012. The tour includes a stay at the village folk
high school Jagriti Vihara in Ranchi, Jharkhand. More
International Masters Programmes at Lund University. Information from Lund University’s International Relations department.
Lund University launched a new Bachelor of Science programme in Development Studies with a major in Economic History, Human
Geography, Political Science or Sociology in September 2009. The programme is interdisciplinary and focuses on economic, social and political processes and their linkages to development cooperation. The duration of the programme is three years. It is jointly organised by the Dept. of Social and Economic Geography; Dept. of Sociology; Dept. of Political Science; and Dept. of Economic History.
University introduced a new 120 ECTS (80 Swedish credits) International
Masters programme in applied Development and Management (LUMID)
in 2006. LUMID is open to students both
from Sweden and the rest of the world who wish to prepare for
a career in international aid and development cooperation,
or wishing to further their academic studies with this profile.
Through the assistance of te Swedish International Development
Cooperation Agency (Sida), LUMID is able to offer students
field based courses in project and programme management. The
two-year programme is hosted by the Faculty of Social Sciences at Lund
University, but multidisciplinarity is accomplished
through teachers’ teams recruited from a number of faculties. More
information on LUMID.
The Department of History and Anthropology
of Religion (including Judaism and Indic Religions) at the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies offers several
South Asia related courses.
From 2007 the Master Programme in Asian Studies at Lund University
follows the Bologna model and runs for four consecutive semesters,
consisting of 120 ECTS credits. The programme has been
successfully run at Lund University since the Fall 2003. It is an interdisciplinary programme,
focusing on political, economic, social, and cultural issues in
Asia. It is the only English language programme of its kind in
the Nordic countries. The programme is aimed at students who after
their undergraduate studies want to gain area expertise on contemporary
Asian societies. The programme is divided into two tracks,
one for East and South East Asian studies, and one for South Asian
studies, and is administered by the Centre
for East and South-East Asian Studies (ACE) at
Lund University. In India, the programme collaborates with the Institute of Social Sciences in New Delhi.
The International Institute
for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) offers a 120 ECTS credits
Master of Science programme on Environmental
Management and Policy. This combined online and onsite programme (details below) aims to prepare professionals with expertise in environmental strategies for careers as executives, analysts, decision makers, researchers and consultants. It concentrates on creating preventative environmental solutions for industry and governments, understanding the public and industrial societal systems, and applying appropriate policies and measures to solve integrated environmental problems. The coming programme starts in October 2011 with online distance courses, followed in August 2012 by 9 months of on-site learning at the IIIEE building in the centre of Lund, then 4 months of thesis research until graduation in September 2013. More
information on the programme.
A 36 weeks trainee programme on Ecology and Global Solidarity is again arranged during the period August 2011 – May 2012. The programme is intended for students who already have a degree in development studies or environmental studies. It is organised by Nordens Folkhögskola in collaboration with the Swedish NGO Framtidsjorden and its network in India. The costs are fully funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, Sida.
| The first part of the course consists of nine weeks of studies and preparations at Sida Civil Society Course Centre in Härnösand, upon which follows five months of practical work in India, where
the students will work with local organisations engaged in projects to create an ecologically and socially
sustainable society. Finally, the students will do six weeks external information work in Sweden. A total number of seven participants will be accepted for the programme.
Last date for applications is Tuesday 15 April 2011. More information.
Contact person: Robert Norman
Mejan ARC – Advanced Studies in Urbanism is a forum for architectural and urban studies at KKH that offers one- year post-graduate courses in three disciplines, including Architecture, Architectural Conservation (both full time courses), and Art and Architecture (a half time course). During the academic year 2011/12, the Mejan Arc KKH organises a 60 ECTS Post-Graduate course entitled ”Inclusive India – Re: Pune”. It will focus on the issues of conservation and preservation of the cultural heritage, its architecture and tales, when re-developing a historic city is a challenge with a multitude of possibilities and resources. The ever increasing pace of urbanization demands new strategies, new actors and new values. The course will start 12 September 2011 and finish 30 May 2012.
The Dept. of Educational Science with an emphasis on Humanities and Social Science (UHS), a new department created after the merger of the Stockholm Institute of Education with Stockholm University on January 1, 2008, organises a 15 ECTS credits course titled ”Changing
India and Ourselves” every year during
a part of the Spring semester (January–March). The course has been developed out
of a course titled ”Changing South” that Jim Walch
has run successfully at the Stockholm Institute of Education since 1993. It consists of two parts, first five weeks
field studies in Tamil Nadu, India, where the students should
confront, analyse and reflect upon the various patterns of poverty
and domination that can be found in the South and in the relation
to the richer parts of the world; and then five weeks literature
studies and seminars in Sweden. The next course will be run in the Spring 2011. Last date for applications is 15 October 2010. More
The Dept. of Social Anthropology organised a 15 ECTS credits course on ”China and India: Tradition, Modernity and Power” in the Fall semester 2009. The course was taught in Swedish. Contact person: Dr. Per Ståhlberg
The Department of Oriental Languages introduced a new two-year 120 ECTS credits Masters Programme in Asian Studies from the Fall semester 2010. The programme has two branches, one focusing on East Asia, and another focusing on Central and South Asia. Students who wish to join the programme are required to have a BA including at least 60 ECTS credits from Asian language studies (for students to the South Asia branch this means Hindi, Urdu or Bengali), and to have written an Asia related BA thesis. Full information on the Masters programme (in Swedish only).
The Division of South and Central Asian Studies (Section for Indology) within the Department of
Oriental Languages runs educational courses on
the ancient as well as modern languages and cultures of
South Asia, with special emphasis on India, up to the level
of Bachelors and Masters degrees. The Indology
courses are separated into one track specialized
on Ancient and Medieval India – with Sanskrit studies, and another
track specialized on Modern India –
with Hindi studies.
The School of Culture and Communication, Södertörns högskola, again organises a 15 ECTS course in History of Indian Philosophy starting during the Fall semester 2011. It is the first course of its kind in Sweden. It focuses on the Buddhist, Hindu, Materialist, and Sceptical traditions that have existed in India for a long time, starting with Vedic metaphysical speculations 3,500 years ago, and ends up with today’s postcolonial theories. The course is aimed at students within the humanities, mainly Philosophy, Science of Religion, and from History of Ideas. Deadline for applications: 15 April every year.
A 60 credits (90 ECTS credits) interdisciplinary Master’s
Programme in South
Asian Studies – Cultural Pluralism, Political Institutions
and Socio-economic Processes, was run at
Uppsala University during the years 2002–04. The three
semesters programme was located within the disciplinary domain
of Arts and Sciences, brings together the disciplines of Indology,
Political Science, History, Religion, Cultural Anthropology
and Ethnology, Economics, and Peace and Conflict Research (but
for Asian and African Languages and Cultures, Dept.
of Linguistics and Philology). Teachers come
from all the disciplines. The programme offered an interdisciplinary
perspective in Arts and Sciences, with language studies (Hindi
or Tamil), fieldwork in the region and optional internship.
Language of instruction was English.
Since 2008, the Dept. of Linguistics and Philology runs a new three-year 180 ECTS B.A. programme in Oriental Studies (Orientalistikprogrammet), focusing on the Middle East, North Africa, Central and South Asia. Half the time is devoted to language studies, and the rest to studies of political, religious, economic, and literary conditions in obth the past and present. The programme is divided into four branches, where the language to study is Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hindi respectively.
Every year, the Dept. of Linguistics and Philology also offers separate South Asia related courses and study programmes in Indology (including Sanskrit), Hindi, Comparative Indo-European Philology, and Iranian languages.
information on Indology studies courses
(including Sanskrit), which are carried out up to D-level.
A new 20 credits A-level course starts every Fall, and includes
a 5 credits course in Sanskrit text applications, 10 credits
Sanskrit grammar, and 5 credits Cultural history of India.
The B level course run during the Spring 2007 includes courses
in Sanskrit, Pali and Vedic languages . C-level courses also run during the Fall
Besides being part of the study programmes, 5 or 10 credits
orientation courses are also offered every semester in topics
such as ”Indian
Religions, Culture and History”; ”Indian
Languages and Literature”; ”Introduction
to Sanskrit”; and ”Introduction
to Indic Philosophical Traditions”. For example, the course,
run during the Fall 2006, involves studies about the Indic history
of ideas (in present-day India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan)
from the Vedas up to modern, postcolonial theories, but focusing
on the Hindu, Buddhist, and Materialist traditions of ideas.
one-year course on India/South
Asia is arranged every
year since 2001. Till 2007, it was organised as an academic undergraduate social science course in co-operation with the Dept.
of Sociology at Lund University, but from 2010 it is run in collaboration with the Global Political Studies programme at University of Malmö. A
new programme starts every year in August, with field work in south
India during the period January–March
coming year. After an initial common course at Kerala the students
visit different places in India and Bangladesh where
they make individual field work. The students give regular
reports through Internet travel diaries.
Albins Folk high school in Landskrona offers a one-year full-time course entitled ”Global change – Sustainable world”. The next course starts in the Fall 2011.
The Nordic Centre in India (NCI) organises full semester programmes for Nordic students at the University of Hyderabad. The Nordic Centre has made an arrangement with the University of Hyderabad and its Study India Program (SIP) to allow 15 Nordic students to be admitted there, and to take courses on various social science and humanities subjects. The aim of the agreement is to allow Nordic students to study India in India, to give them both a sound academic knowledge of India as well as the experience you only gain by living there. In most cases, the UoH degree should count towards you final degree at your home university. Please note that applicants must come from the Nordic universities that are members of the NCI consortium. The Hyderabad semester last from third week of July to first week of December and from first week of January to first week of May every year. Deadlines for sending in your application: – Spring Semester: November 9th: – Fall Semester: March 15th. More information about the Hyderabad semester programme.
For the ninth time the course 'Contemporary India' was held in the Summer 2011 (12 June – 9 July) at the University of Hyderabad, in collaboration with the Nordic Centre in India. The course, running for four weeks, was tailor-made for Nordic students and introduces issues of politics, culture and economy. It consists of the following five parts: Introductory course: The diversity of India: The political system and questions of identity: Globalisation and the economy focusing on the city of Hyderabad: Development, environment and human rights: and Indian literature and cinema. The students coming from most Nordic countries (and universities that are members of the Nordic Centre in India) are given board and lodging in an excellent guest house. Each member university nominated their candidates and reserves on this course. More information about the Hyderabad summer course.
For the fifth year, NCI also offered a 7.5 ECTS summer course on “Demography, Gender and Reproductive Health”, in Mumbai during the period 10 July to 6 August 2011. It was an an introduction to population studies in India, organised in collaboration with the International Institute for Population Science (IIPS) in Mumbai in collaboration with NCI. The course is a multi-disciplinary course that is open for under-graduate and graduate students from the Nordic countries. Each member university nominated their candidates and reserves on this course. More information about the Mumbai summer course.
Twice a year KULTURSTUDIER
(Culture Studies) offers a full semester course (30 ECTS) in Peace
and Conflict Studies, to be carried out in Puducherry
(Pondicherry) on the southeastern coast of India. KULTURSTUDIER is
an organisation run by a group of social scientists and humanists
whose background is from the University of Oslo. Since 1997
it provides the opportunity to combine studies of high academic
standard in an environment that offers great learning experiences
in third world countries, including India. The Puducherry course is run in cooperation
with Oslo University College and Vestfold
University College. It is offers
twice per year, starting in August and January. The course gives a broad interdisciplinary introduction to the study of social and political processes of conflict and conflict resolution on a local, regional and global scale. Students and teachers come from all over the world. 10 weeks of studies in India are preceded by 5 weeks of self-study with internet-based supervision.
The History of Religions Section, Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies,
offers South Asia related courses on Science
The Asian Studies Section, Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, offers courses in Indology, including Sanskrit, and Pali. More
information on the Indology courses.
The Tranquebar Initiative of the National Museum of Denmark is an interdisciplinary endeavour and prepared in close collaboration with a number of Indian authorities and Indian and Danish research institutions. The Initiative ranges from various research projects to restorations of buildings from the colonial time and the collecting of ethnographical items to elucidate present daily life, as well as historical and ethnographical exhibit activities in Denmark and India.
A new initiative was introduced by the Institute of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies in 2007, courses in Business relations. These courses, called Kulturstudier.dk are concerned with the meeting between different cultures, religions and languages and being designed to cater for businesses or organisations that are establishing themselves abroad, hiring foreign employees or are facing cultural problems in connection with enterprises in the non-Western World.
Researchers and teachers involved
in Asian studies at the Faculty of Humanities, Copenhagen
University are taking part in a joint project with
colleagues at Lund University, and SASNET, to promote possibilities
to combine courses in Asian languages and religious studies
given on both sides of the Öresund. The so-called ØRNAST
educational cooperation project was formally inaugurated with
a ceremony at Copenhagen University on Tuesday 14 September
2004. The purpose behind ØRNAST is to strengthen East,
South-East and South Asian education and research at the universities
and university colleges involved in the Øresund University
The Nordic Institute of Asian
Studies (NIAS), based at Copenhagen University, three times
a year offers Contact Scholarships for Nordic Graduate Students,
as well as Guest Researcher Scholarships for senior researchers
and postgraduate students based in the Nordic countries.
Asian Studies at the University of Oslo
Other important institutions in Norway regarding South Asian studies/development studies
– Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) in Bergen. One of the largest and oldest independent institutions
in Northern Europe for social science research and advisory
work on development and human rights issues in developing countries.
From September 2011, the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of Edinburgh introduces a new MSc program in South Asia and International Development. It will be the only UK postgraduate international development programme with an explicit South Asia
focus. This programme is linked to the University of Edinburgh's Global Development Academy, which fosters a dynamic
interdisciplinary community of scholars who are working in partnership throughout the world to tackle the most important issues facing
international development. Courses will provide analytical skills to help students to understand the processes that have shaped poverty and underdevelopment with particular reference to India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The programme is interdisciplinary, combining rigorous training in analytical and qualitative methods with an emphasis on policy and practice as they relate to international development. It has two compulsory, core courses. They are ”Politics and Theories of International Development” and ”South Asia: the Roots of Poverty and Development”.
Since 2008, the South Asia Institute at University of Heidelberg, Germany, runs an interdisciplinary Master's programme entitled ”Health and Society in South Asia”. The programme is a taught, two-year interdisciplinary degree with a focus on Medical Anthropology and South Asian Studies. It is intended for students who plan to work (or already work) in health-related fields but also for those who wish to pursue an academic career. The programme is administered by the Dept. of Anthropology at the South Asia Institute, specializing in Medical Anthropology, with various staff members conducting research on ritual healing, folk medicine, South Indian medicine, health and environment, Ayurveda, Tibetan Medicine, gender and health, women's reproductive health and Islam, and other topics. In the first semester, students are introduced to the main theories and research themes in the field of Medical Anthropology as well as to the major medical traditions and current health issues in South Asia. In the second semester all students are obliged to learn one South Asian language, and also receive training in research methods and presentation skills. The third semester is used for the extensive preparation of a practical field experience or a work placement, which will form the basis for the Master's thesis, which will be prepared and written over the fourth semester.
Heidelberg University starts a new Master Programme Transcultural Studies
in October 2011. Across disciplines and national borders, students from
around the globe can explore the dynamics of cultural exchanges. The M.A. Transcultural Studies is an interdisciplinary programme in the
humanities and social sciences with a transregional focus. It offers a
wide range of courses taught in English within an international research
environment. Students are trained in transcultural theories and methods
as well as in the study of cross-cultural exchanges. During the programme
they can specialise in one of the three areas: "Society, Economy, and
Governance", "Visual, Media, and Material Culture", or "Knowledge,
Belief, and Religion". Each is cutting across disciplines and not
confined to one region.
The degree is designed for students from a wide range of backgrounds, particularly the Social Sciences and History but not excluding any discipline. Undergraduate coursework on India or South Asia is not a prerequisite for admission. The course will serve as a valuable stand-alone training for those wishing to specialise in India, either out of academic interest or as preparation for work in the private sector, international organisations, government, NGOs, multi-lateral and bi-lateral aid and development agencies and media organisations. The course will also serve as first stage preparation for subsequent doctoral research on India.
South Asia Institute (SAI) at Heidelberg University organises intensive summer courses on Spoken Sanskrit, Nepali Intensive Course, Colloquial Tibetan and Manuscriptology between 1 - 26 August 2011. While the course on Spoken Sanskrit is long-established and will be held for the 12th time, Colloquial Tibetan is introduced for the first time this year.
The Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) invites to its 17th ASEF University (AU17) with the theme “Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Opportunities”, to be held in Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 19–30 June 2011. The programme, co-organised with the University Sains Malaysia (USM), will gather up to 46 promising young people from Asia and Europe to explore their ideas on various topics related to the theme. During this two-week programme, the participants will discuss topics such as the notion of a shared Asia and Europe heritage, various initiatives in heritage management and engaging the youth in its preservation.
The Pakistani Student Association (PSA) in Sweden (Pakistanska Studentkåren i Sverige) is a federation of fully autonomous, self-functioning associations in different cities of Sweden. Currently (February 2008) there are the following PSAs, each with their own website: Chalmers Islamiska Föreningen; PSA Blekinge (BTH); PSA Halmstad; PSA Linköping; PSA Lund; and PSA Stockholm. Besides, Pakistani students at Karlstad University and Umeå University co-ordinate their activities through mailing lists. The aim of PSA is to facilitate Pakistani students coming to universities in Sweden by providing practical information to the students and collaborating with relevant authorities; to play a role in promoting the culture of Pakistan and clearing misconceptions about it, by inviting people from other countries to our cultural events; and to promote awareness amongst the Pakistani students about the Swedish society by arranging information sessions.
Association of Indian students at Linköping (AISL) is a group of graduate students of Indian origin studying at the Linköping University, Sweden. The association aims to create a social network amongst the Indian community on campus and give them an opportunity to continue enjoying typically Indian customs and traditions, here in the Sweden. The website provides lots of useful information for Indian students coming to Sweden.
Association of Bangladeshi Students (ABS), based at
Chalmers University of Technology and Gothenburg University.
Established in 2003 to strengthen Sweden-Bangladesh educational
and cultural network and to explore scholarship/funding
opportunities for Bangladeshi students. ASB also publishes
SASNET - Swedish South Asian Studies Network/Lund
Address: Scheelevägen 15 D, SE-223 70 Lund, Sweden
Phone: +46 46 222 73 40
Webmaster: Lars Eklund
Last updated 2011-08-31