Current Research 

For more than four decades, scholarly research concerning all aspects of Asia has been carried out at the institute. This is also true today but presently a more coherent research strategy is visible through the clustering of most projects within the research theme, Mapping the Human Landscapes of EurAsia: Dealing with Cultural Differences in a Globalized World.

Apart from scientific research, NIAS offers policy advice at the official level and disseminates research-based information to private enterprises and the general public, often via media outlets.

NIAS fosters research on Asia across the Nordic region, especially among our NNC partners.

We also have our own research priorities that reflect current Nordic concerns and agendas. We are always especially eager to connect with academics working on the following Asia-related themes

  • Climate and Sustainability
  • Digitalization
  • Gender Equality and Diversity
  • Democracy and Human Rights
  • Asia-Nordic Relations

NIAS is actively engaged in making grant applications related to these themes. We are very interested in hosting related academic visitors and creating partnerships with colleagues in Asia and beyond. 

For all enquiries about research collaboration please email