SWEDISH SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES NETWORK
Swedish Institutions and Departments engaged in research related to South Asia
Swedish Institutions, Departments, Seminars, and Folk high schools engaged in courses and other educational/seminar activities related to South Asia
Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden, ACSIS. National centre for transnational cultural studies established in 2002 as an independent unit within Linköping University (administratively connected to the Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, ISAK). National resource for exchange between disciplines, universities, countries and intellectual currents, striving to develop diversified networking between Swedish cultural research and the transnational field of cultural studies.
Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm
International Foundation for Science, Stockholm
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). Scientific, technical and awareness-building organization that contributes to international efforts to combat the escalating global water crisis, Stockholm
Uppsala Center for Sustainable Development (UCHU), consisting of three units: • The Baltic University Programme (BUP), • The Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS) and • Collegium for Development Studies (Collegium), organised under the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University as a joint centre for Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Scxiences (SLU) in Uppsala.
Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala
Links to all Swedish universities (INETMEDIA.nu)
Links to all Swedish university colleges (INETMEDIA.nu)
American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), consortium of twenty-five American institutions of higher education involved in research on Pakistan. Based at the Dept. of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin in Madison.
American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS), consortium of 18 U.S. Institutions of Higher Education involved in research on Bangladesh. AIBS also offers intensive beginning, intermediate, and advanced instruction in Bangla language during the academic year at its facilities in Dhaka on the campus of Independent University, Bangladesh, located in Baridhara. More information.
Asian Borderlands Research Network, hosted by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden, the Netherlands
Asia-Pacific Mountain Network, (APMN). Regional network of the International Mountain Forum, besides being a part of the knowledge network of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS). Started in 1964 with a conference in the University of Leeds. Organizes seminars and workshops in the field of Commonwealth Literature through its several regional charters.
Association for Asian Studies (AAS). Secretariat in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Founded in 1941, this is the largest society of its kind, with approximately 7,000 members worldwide, a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia.
British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS). Merged with the Society for South Asian Studies in 2007.
Central & Eastern European Network of Indian Studies (CEENIS), Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw
Danish Society for Central Asia, non-profit, non-governmental organization formed in 2005 aimed at promoting the interest in, research on, and knowledge of Central Asia in its broadest sense. The area covered by the Society includes Afghanistan and the northern provinces of Pakistan.
Euro-Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA), German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo, Japan
Alliance for Asian Studies, co-operative framework of some leading
European institutes specializing in Asian Studies established in 1997. The partner institutions are: Nordic
Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Copenhagen University; International Institute
of Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden University; The Centre for Asia and the Pacific at Sciences-Po University,
Paris; European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS),
Brussels; Centro de Estudios de Asia Oriental (CEAO),
Madrid; School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),
London;and GIGA Institute
of Asian Studies, Hamburg.
European Association for Central Asian Studies, EACAS. Secretariat at the Dept. of Oriental Studies, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. EACAS defines the geographic domain of Central Asia to include the northern parts of Afghanistan.
European Association for South Asian Studies, EASAS, Edinburgh, UK
Föreningen för Orientaliska studier, Stockholm University, Sweden
Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG), set up in 2002 by Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, and University of Western Australia in Perth. Organises conferences and coordinates scholarly research, with due emphasis on its policy relevance, which may assist in realizing peace, cooperation and ecologically sustainable development in the Indian Ocean region.
International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM), Brighton, UK
Institute for Interreligious Studies (Interreligiöse Arbeitsstelle INTR°A), Nachrodt, Germany. Association of European educationalists, theologians, teachers, economists and other interested people who want to promote interfaith dialogue through encounters and publications.
JP-SAS, Japanese Network for South Asian Studies, Gifu Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan
Nordic Centre in India, run by a Consortium consisting of a large number of institutions of learning and research in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, offering accommodation in New Delhi.
Religion in South Asia Section (RISA) of the American Academy of Religion (AAR)
South Asian Studies Association of Australia, Armidale. Publishes since 1971 the magazine ”South Asia. Journal of South Asian Studies”.
South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Religion (SSEASR), New Delhi, India
Sällskapet för Asienstudier, Uppsala University, Sweden (non-active academic association)
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Copenhagen
Foreningen af Udviklingsforskere i Danmark (FAU), Copenhagen
University of Bergen
Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen
University of Oslo
Oslo University College
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Oslo
International Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås
University of Helsinki
World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University, (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki
Department of Comparative Religion, Åbo Akademi, Åbo/Turku
Asíuver Íslands, ASÍS (The Icelandic Centre for Asian Studies), University of Akureyri
Scottish Centre for Himalayan Studies, University of Aberdeen
Brittish Association for Pakistan Studies, Bath College of Higher Education
University of Bath
University of Bradford
University of Sussex, Brighton
Centre for Buddhist Studies, Dept. of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
Centre for South Asian Studies, Coventry Business School, Coventry University
Centre for South Asian Studies, School of Social & Political Studies, University of Edinburgh
Afghanistan Music Unit (AMU), Music Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC), London. From its London campus, AKU-ISMC offers a two-year, full-time Master’s degree in Muslim Cultures. More information (as a pdf-file)
Department of Asia, British Museum, London
Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR), London
Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London. The Centre has been a hub of activity for the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM), but closes down on 31 May 2010.
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. Founded by His Highness the Aga Khan to promote scholarship and learning on Islam, with an emphasis on Shi‘ism in general and its Ismaili tariqah in particular.
International Institute for the Environment and Development (IIED), London
Asia Research Programme, Royal Institute of International Affairs/Chatham House, London
Overseas Development Institute, London. Britain's leading independent think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues.
Society for South Asian Studies (SAS), founded and grant-aided by the British Academy, London
India Media Centre, School of Media, Arts and Design (MAD), University of Westminster, London
Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS), Manchester
University of Manchester
Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies at the Open University, Milton Keynes
School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich
University of Oxford
Asia-Pacific Population Research in Ageing (APPRA), Oxford Institute of Ageing
Institute of Jainology, Perivale, Greenford, Middlesex
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Department (AERDD), University of Reading
Centre for Nepal Studies UK (CNSUK), Southampton
College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences/Study of Religions, University College of Cork (UCC)
Asian Studies in Amsterdam (ASiA), founded in 2001
Amsterdam School of Social Science Research, Amsterdam
India Instituut, Amsterdam
Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam
SEPHIS, South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development, Amsterdam
Transnational Institute, Amsterdam
Institute of Indian Studies, Groningen
Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
Clingendael Asia Studies (CAS), Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael, The Hague
International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), Leiden. Established in 1998 by the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, Utrecht University, and the Radboud University Nijmegen
Centre for International Development Issues; Radboud University, Nijmegen (till September 2004 called Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen)
Research school CERES, Utrecht. Unites development related research in six Dutch academic institutions Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, Agricultural University of Wageningen, Catholic University of Nijmegen, Free University (Amsterdam), and the Institute of Social Studies at The Hague.
European Institute for Asian Studies, Brussels
Société d’Activité et de Recherche sur les mondes Indiens (SARI), University of Cergy-Pontoise
UFR Langues et Cultures Antiques, Université Charles-de-Gaulle, Lille
d.u. de langue initiation sanskrit et civilisation indienne, Université de Lyon
Centre dEtudes de lInde et de lAsie du Sud (CEIAS), Paris
École française d'Extrême-Orient (EFEO), Paris
Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris
Sciences Po – Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris
École Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE), University of Paris 3 (Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Delhi, India
French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), India. Research center of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, carries out research expertise and training missions in South and South-East Asia in the fields of Indology, Social Sciences and Ecology.
Milieux, Societes et Cultures en Himalaya (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/CNRS Himalaya Research Group), Villejuif Cedex
Arbeitskreis Asiatische Religionsgeschichte der Deutschen Vereinigung für Religionsgeschichte, AKAR, Universität Bayreuth
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Freie Universität, Berlin
Zentrum Moderner Orient (Centre for Modern Oriental Studies), Berlin
University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität)
Orientalisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg
GIGA Institute for Asian Studies (IAS), German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies, Hamburg (includes research on Afghanistan and Pakistan)
Institut für Kultur und Geschichte Indiens und Tibets, Universität Hamburg
Seminar für Orientalistik, Abt. Indologie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Institut für Indologie und Tamilistik, Universität zu Köln
Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaften, Universität Leipzig
Institut für Indologie, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz
Department of Indology and Tibetology, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Institut für Indologie und Tibetologie, Department für Asienstudien, Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für Indologie, Universität Münster
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
KNOTEN WEIMAR (International Transfer Centre Environmental Technology), Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
NCCR (National Centres of Competence in Research) North-South, innovative research programme in the fields of global change and sustainable development, jointly funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Hosted by the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), Institute of Geography, University of Bern.
Afghanistan Institut, Bubendorf
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Created in 2008 by the merger of the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Europe's oldest institute of international studies (founded in 1927), and the Graduate Institute of Development Studies, one of Europe's first institutes devoted to the study of development (founded in 1961).
International Environmental Law Research Centre, Geneva. Independent, non-profit research organisation that also has an office in New Delhi, India
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva
Department of Oriental Languages and Cultures, Université de Lausanne
University of Vienna
Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia (IKGA), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Orientali, Università degli studi di Bologna
Indological section, Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità, University of Milan
Il Dipartimento di Studi Orientali, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Rome
Cesmeo Istituto Internazionale di Studi Asiatici Avanzati, Università degli Studi di Torino
TOAsia, School of Political Science, University of Torino. Unit with a function to help coordinate the School’s institutional and academic activities focussing on contemporary China, India, and Middle East.
Società Indologica Luigi Pio Tessitori, Udine University
Centro de Estudios de Asia, Universidad de Valladolid
Department of Anthropology, Instituto Superior de Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE) – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (IUL), Lisbon.
Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development (ELINEPA), Athens
Institute of South and Central Asia, Faculty of Arts, Univerzita Karlova, Prague
Institute for Political Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
Alexander Csoma de Körös Centre for Oriental Studies, Sapientia, Hungarian University of Transylvania, Miercurea Ciuc (Csíkszereda)
Department of Indology, Institute of Oriental Philology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Department of South Asian Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
Department of South Asian Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Warsaw University
Department of Ethnology, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Centre of Oriental Studies, Vilnius University
Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAS)
Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Oriental and African Studies, Saint Petersburg State University
Department of Indology and Far Eastern Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb University
Department of African and Asian Studies, University of Ljubljana
Indology Department, Center for Eastern Languages and Cultures, Sofia University ”St. Kliment Ohridski
Department of Asian Studies, University of Haifa
Institute of Asian & African Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
American Overseas Research Centers, non-governmental institutions regarded by their host countries as the official arm of American higher learning, based at Washington D.C. Here a list of the South Asia Centers:
Nepal Study Center, Department of Economics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Asian Studies Program at Emory College, Atlanta, Georgia
University of Texas, Austin
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, Binghamton University, New York State
India Studies Program, at Indiana University, Bloomington
Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder
Project South Asia, South Dakota State University, Brookings. Web-based digital library for improving the study and teaching of South Asia, focusing especially on India and Pakistan.
Asian Studies Program, University of Buffalo, New York State
Asian Studies Program, University of Vermont, Burlington
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
MIT India Technology Education Programme, Cambridge, Massachusetts
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
University of Chicago, Illinois
Asian Studies, Department of History, Loyola University, Chicago
India Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, State University of Cleveland, Ohio
Asian Studies Program, Southern Methodist University (SMU), Dallas
South Asia Research and Information Institute (SARII), Dallas
South and Southeast Asia Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program (AMES), Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire
Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Davis (UC Davis)
Global Studies Program, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois. Oakton received the prestigious and highly competitive Title 6A: Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program (UISFL) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education for two years beginning August 2009. The grant will bring over $125,000 to the College to develop curriculum, along with student and faculty international opportunities related to South Asia. Oakton also develops courses for Hindi and Urdu languages.
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
Asian/Pacific Studies, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina
Muktabodha Indological Research Institute, Emeryville, California
Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra), University of Florida, Gainesville
Asian Studies program, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey
Asian Studies Department, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
Sikh Studies Program, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York State
Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Center for South Asian Studies, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University, Houston
Department of Asian and Slavic Languages, University of Iowa, Iowa City
Center for Asian Studies, University of California, Irvin
Academy of Bangla Arts & Culture, Irving, Texas
South Asia Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Project South Asia, Missouri Southern State College, Joplin
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Center for Religion & Spirituality, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
University of Wisconsin, Madison
M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, Memphis, Tennessee
Florida International University, Miami
South Asian Studies, Middlebury College, Vermont
Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
South Asian Studies Council, MacMillan Centre for International and Area Studies at Yale, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies/Indic Studies Program, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia
Afghanistan Reconstruction Project, Center on International Cooperation, New York University
India China Institute, The New School University, New York
Center for Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Institute for Afghan Studies, Phoenix, Arizona
Asian Studies Center (ASC), Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS), Portland University, Oregon
Asian Studies Program, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York State
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures, State University of New Jersey, Rutgers
Religious Studies Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
American Institute of Vedic Studies, Santa Fe, New Mexico
University of Washington, Seattle
Asian Studies Program, Sewanee University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee
Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages and Literatures, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
Center for India Studies, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
Syracuse University South Asia Center, Syracuse, New York
Asian Studies Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee
Center for Asian Studies, Arizona State University in Tempe
Critical Languages Center, Modern Languages & Classics Department, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)/Community College Humanities Association (CCHA), Washington, DC
South Asia Research Network (SARN), Washington D.C. Network created by the South Asia program of the American Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
George Washington University, Washington D.C.
South Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington D.C. Bipartisan, nonprofit organization conducting research and analysis and developing policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change.
United States Institute of Peace, Washington D.C. Includes an Afghanistan Working Group, chaired by Dr. Barnett R. Rubin
United States Educational Foundation in India, USEFI (The Fulbright Commission). Established under a bilateral agreement on educational exchange signed between India and the U.S. in 1950, with offices in Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.
Asian Studies Major, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey
Asian Studies Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Department of Asian Studies, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Calgary, Alberta
McGill University, Montreal
Concordia University, Montreal
Canadian Centre for South Asian Studies (CCSAS), Faculty of Business and Information Technology, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa
Religious Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Centre for South Asian Studies, Asian Institute at the Munk Centre, University of Toronto
Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Asian Studies Centre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Centro de Estudios de Asia y África (CEAA), Colegio de México, Pedregal de Santa Teresa
University of New England Asia Centre (UNEAC), Armidale, New South Wales
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
Asian Studies at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria
National Centre for South Asian Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria
Department of Indian Sub-Continental Studies, Sydney University
India Research Centre at Macquarie University, Sydney.
Indian Ocean and South Asia Research Network (IOSARN), University of Technology (UTS), Sydney
Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS), University of Wollongong, New South Wales
New Zealand South Asia Centre (NZSAC) at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch. Launched on 18 March 2009
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. Established in 1959, promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach.
India Studies Centre, Thammasat University, Bangkok
Sanskrit Studies Centre, Dept. of Oriental Languages, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, Bangkok
Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. Inaugurated on 11 August 2009.
Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS), Gifu Women's University, Gifu-Shi
Department of Indological Studies, Kyoto University
Department of Indology and History of Indian Buddhism, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University, Sendai
Research Institute for the Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University
Centre For Indian Studies in Africa (CISA), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
China-India Project, Centre of Asian Studies, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong
SASNET - Swedish South Asian Studies Network/Lund