NIAS-Nordisk Institut for Asienstudier (NIAS)

NIAS-Institut nordique d'études asiatiques
NIAS-Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
NIAS-Pohjoismainen Aasiantutkimusinstituutti

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8 Jun 1965, as Scandinavian Institute of Asian Studies (SIAS) -- Centralinstitut for Nordisk Asienforskning (CINA), on acceptance by governments of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden. Commenced operations 1967. New statutes adopted: 17 Nov 1976; 1 Jan 1988; 1 Jan 1998. Subsequently changed title to Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) -- Institut nordique d'études asiatiques -- Nordisk Institut for Asienstudier (NIAS) -- Pohjoismainen Aasiantutkimusinstituutti, in 1988. Current title adopted 2005.


As a research and service institute, focus on political, economic, business, social and cultural transformations in modern Asia in their historical contexts; provide a common platform for close collaboration with communities of Asian studies scholars and students in all Nordic countries.


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