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Current SUPRA students at NIAS

Li Silfverberg, PhD Stockholm university
Topic: Mediation vs Rule of Law in the PRC

Michaela Nummenpää, Lund University
Topic: Women’s Experience of the Education System in Kerala, India

Dr. Sayyed Mahdi Ziaei new Guest Researcher at NIAS

Dr. Sayyed Mahdi Ziaei is a senior Economics lecturer from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. He will stay at NIAS from 23 of January till 22 of February.
While at NIAS, Mahdi will focus on one of his several areas of interest: "The evaluating effects of financial variables on indicators such as, Genuine Progress Indicator (Index of Sustainable Economic Welfare), Human Development Index, Gross National Happiness (GNH) and some others. As Denmark and Nordic countries have very well progress in these fields, I am eager to have some studies on this area in my short trip visit. It is expected that in future I will have the comparative research Between European countries and East Asian countries in this field of study".

Current SUPRA students at NIAS

Wrenn Lindgren, Oslo university
Topic: Constructing Senkaku: The Japanese Discourse on the Senkaku Territorial Dispute

Maciej Marek Koziol, Aalborg University
Topic: Chinese Go Global strategy and Polish Go China response. The difficult road to successful cooperation.

New Publishing Assistant at NIAS Press

Two new objects in one picture! On the left hand side, Brox and Bellér-Hann's book 'On the Fringes of the Harmonious Society' has just arrived at our office, and is now available to order via NIAS Press:

Then, on the right hand side, it's the new Publishing Assistant here at NIAS Press! Karolina will join Gerald and Freek on the boat, navigating us through the publishing sea, adding some Nordic-ness to NIAS as a Finn. So good luck and have fun, Karolina.

New Chinese Ambassador to Denmark visits NIAS

On Friday 10 January the new Chinese Ambassador to Denmark Mr Liu Biwei together with Ms. Fu Wenyan, Head of the Political Section, and Mr. Hu Yi, First Secretary paid an introductory visit to NIAS.

We warmly welcome Mr Liu Biwei, and look forward to future cooperation.


Current SUPRA student at NIAS

Milla Hyvärinen, University of Helsinki
Topic: Ex-haliya experiences about the change in the clientelist relations in Far-Western Nepal

Asia in a Changing Arctic - new website from NIAS

Picture by Chunrong Liu

With support from the Nordic Council of Ministers NIAS has, over the last couple of years, engaged in a new research field combining Asia and the changing Arctic. Together with Nordic and Asian colleagues NIAS researchers have studied and published within this novel field, participated in conferences, seminars and workshops, joined relevant networks and organized courses. From 2014 these activities can be followed on our new website Asia in a Changing Arctic.

NIAS opening hours during the holidays

NIAS will be closed for Christmas and New Year 24 December 2013 - 1 January 2014.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you next year!




The opening hours of the Copenhagen University Faculty of Social Sciences Library in Gothersgade 140, with NIAS Library collection on the 2nd floor, during the Christmas and New Year holidays, are as follows:

23. December: 8.00 – 17.00

24-25  December:  Closed

26 - 31 December: 8.00 – 17.00

1. January:  Closed

2. January: 8.00 – 22.00



New workplace student at NIAS

Ingrid Fihl Simonsen is a student of China Studies at Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies. Her thesis focuses on Citizen and State in a Hangzhou Resident Community. Ingrid will be at NIAS for the next 6 months.

New workplace student at NIAS

Ask Greve has just started as workplace student at NIAS, he will be here for the next 6 months.

I am a student of sociology at the University of Copenhagen. I have been focusing on cultural sociology and science and technology studies, with special interest in studies of food and agriculture.

My master’s thesis is about the role of scientific knowledge in promoting biodiversity in the BR Hills/MM Hills region in Karnataka, through promoting sustainable cultivation of plants for medicinal use. I am mainly concerned with how scientific knowledge is utilised in changing local practices.