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Opening of the Fudan European China Centre at University of Copenhagen
The centre is a new and exciting collaboration between Fudan University, China, and University of Copenhagen and it will be the first of its kind in Europe with focus on research in the interaction between China and Europe.
New Innovation Centres to be established in Seoul, Sao Paulo and Bangalore
The new innovation centres will strengthen Danish research, growth and employment in Denmark through international partnerships with leading research and development actors in emerging markets.
Oscar Salemink receives award in Vietnam
Oscar Salemink, Dept. of Anthropology, has been awarded a certificate by Vietnam National University.
ToRS in China
The leadership of ToRS and ADI have just returned from a trip to China.
Arctic Yearbook 2012
Aki Tonami and Stewart Watters, researchers at NIAS, have two papers in the Arctic Yearbook 2012. Japan’s Arctic Policy: The Sum of Many Parts and Singapore: An Emerging Arctic Actor.
All Religions Merge in Tranquebar: Religious Coexistence and Social Cohesion in South India
First copies just received from the printer: A fascinating study by Oluf Schönbeck (with Peter B. Andersen) of the former Danish colonial settlement in Tamil Nadu.
Southern Medicine for Southern People: Vietnamese Medicine in the Making
Interview by the New Books in East Asian Studies series with Ayo Wahlberg, one of the co-editors of the volume.
Funding of scientist exchange between India and Denmark within biotechnology
Novozymes A/S & The Henning Holck-Larsen Fond offers in cooperation with The Technical University of Denmark, Aarhus University and University of Copenhagen an Exchange Program to facilitate the exchange of scientists between India and Denmark within the field of biotechnology.
Guest professor Thomas Blom Hansen
Centre of Global South Asian Studies is currently hosting Thomas Blom Hansen as Guest Professor as part of the research programme Nation in Motion: Globalisation, Governance and Development in New India.
Past enemies look toward a collaborative future in Myanmar
As Myanmar's democratic reforms progress, two former enemies met in Copenhagen to discuss the future of the country's media. The panel debate was organised by IMS, NIAS and ADI.
India designs its own image as global power
New research by Ravinder Kaur from the Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies shows the processes through which a brand new identity for the Indian nation is manufactured.
NIAS - CNREC collaboration
NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies signs collaboration agreement with the new China National Renewable Energy Center.
Southern Medicine for Southern People: Vietnamese Medicine in the Making
Ayo Wahlberg, Dept. of Anthropology, has co-edited the newly published book "Southern Medicine for Southern People: Vietnamese Medicine in the Making" with Laurence Monnais and C. Michele Thompson.
Manpreet Janeja - New ADI Assistant Professor
Manpreet Janeja joined the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies on 1 February 2012 as an ADI assistant professor in South Asian Studies.
Dazzling images do not a shining nation make
Ravinder Kaur, Associate Professor, Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies has an Op-Ed in The Hindu, 5 February 2012.
Two new research projects on China
Camilla T. N. Sørensen, Political Science, receives funding for the post doc project "What kind of world power will China be? Answers from the Chinese debate" and Susanne Bregnbæk, Anthropology, for the post doc project "An Exploration of the Religious Lives of Young Chinese Christians in Beijing".
New ADI Assistant Professor
Luisa Steur has been appointed ADI Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology and will take up the position on 1 January 2012.
New book by Frida Hastrup
"Weathering the world - Recovery in the Wake of the Tsunami in a Tamil Fishing Village" by Frida Hastrup, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen.
DERG report makes headlines in Vietnam
The recently completed research report “Characteristics of the Vietnamese Rural Economy: Evidence from a 2010 Rural Household Survey in 12 Provinces of Vietnam” has now been launched.
Not Quite Shamans
"Not Quite Shamans - Spirit Worlds and Political Lives in Northern Mongolia".
New book by Morten Axel Pedersen, Associate Professor, Anthropolgy, University of Copenhagen,
New ADI Professor
ADI and the Dept. of Anthropology are pleased to welcome Professor Oscar Salemink on board. Follow the link to read an introduction to his research.
World History Workshop
The SAXO Institute launches a new initiative: "World History Workshop" - an academic forum for the exchange of ideas among students and scholars of the humanities and social sciences with an interest in world history.
ADI postdoc receives elite scientist award
Postdoc, PhD Ayo Wahlberg from the Department of Anthropology, University of Copenhagen has received the elite scientist award "Sapere Aude Young Researcher award" from the Danish Council for Independent Research.
ADI receives funding
ADI has been awarded funding for the conference 'Asian Diversity in
a Global Context' in November 2010 from The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, The Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities (FKK) and The EAC Foundation (ØK's Almennyttige Fond).
Asian Dynamics Initiative joins EastAsiaNet
EastAsiaNet is a network of leading European research based universities, primarily with a social-science focus on East Asia, but reaching out to other relevant disciplines as well.
New research programme on India
Ravinder Kaur, Dept. for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, has been awarded DKK 3.9 million for a collective research project entitled "Nation in Motion: Globalization, Development and Governance in 'New' India".
Postdoc Ayo Wahlberg and postdoc Susanne Bauer have edited a new book entitled Contested Categories.
Centre of Global South Asian Studies
The Centre of Global South Asian Studies, Dept. for Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, is a new trans-disciplinary research centre that facilitates research and teaching on India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka at the University of Copenhagen.
New academic staff under ADI
The process of hiring academic staff under ADI is not yet finalized, but most of the positions have now been filled.
Power to Danish-Chinese nano-cooperation
The Danish National Research Foundation has awarded 15 million kroner to a new Danish-Chinese research centre for molecular nano-electronics.
ADI - New Structure
ADI continues to be led by a steering committee, but from now on the primary responsibility for academic development will lay with an academic panel of researchers working on Asia.
New director at NIAS
Geir Helgesen has been appointed new director at NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies.
New professor in China studies
On 1 February 2009, Jørgen Delman took up a new position as professor in China Studies at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (ToRS) at the University of Copenhagen.
The ADI Steering Group has reviewed the applications for financial support for Asia related activities in 2009. Of the 17 received applications, 6 were awarded worth DKK 175,000 in total.
New Asia focus at the University of Copenhagen
The University of Copenhagen has decided to launch Asian Dynamics Initiative, a new interdisciplinary Asia focus based in the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences.