Select a university or research institute from the list of 300 Swedish university departments engaged in South Asia related research and/or research collaboration by 2015.
Detailed information provided, all collected by SASNET deputy director Lars Eklund during the period 2001-2016. 
X – Information updated till 2015 – or in a few cases till 2011. 


Other institutions doing research on South Asia

An older version of this list is found in the 2011 website. There, all links are working, something that unfortunately is not the case in the 2015 version. Go for the 2011 list of departments.

Meeting South Asian students at Skövde University, May 2010.
SASNET board meeting in Uppsala, May 10th, 2010
Lund University professors and invited researchers at a November 2010 seminar.
Mingle at Embassy of India for Republic Day celebrations on January 26th, 2012
Graduation ceremony at World Maritime University in Malmö, December 4th, 2011. Sanaya Singh from University of Gävle and Bubu Eklund congratulates Sanaya’s father.
Lars and Julia Velkova meeting researchers and administrators at Blekinge Institute of Technology on September 6th, 2011
Meeting researchers in Epidemiology and Public Health Sciences at Umeå International School of Public Health on December 10th, 2008
Nordic Centre in India (NCI) university consortium general assembly meeting in Gothenburg, May 19th, 2014. More information about NCI.
Kick-off meeting for the Indo-European Erasmus Mundus Action 2 mobility programme EMINTE, coordinated by Lund University, on September 25, 2013. EMINTE consisted of 20 universities – 10 European and 10 Indian. SASNET was an Associate partner in the consortium. More information.

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Through frequent travelling, Lars Eklund  built up a strong network of researchers working on South Asia related issues at Swedish universities, and their academic collaboration partners in South Asia.

He is a journalist with strong South Asia connections, both professionally and personally – being married to an Indian/Bengali wife and involved in many cultural activies focusing on South Asia.
From 1982 till 2007 he was the editor-in-chief of SYDASIEN (South Asia – Political and Cultural Magazine), besides working as reporter cum sub-editor for daily newspapers in different parts of Sweden.

Lars was the deputy director for the Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) from it was launched in January 2001 till he retired in December 2016. Read his SASNET History 2000-2016 document, published in October 2020.

Between 2014 and 2019, Lars was the treasurer for the European Association for South Asian Studies (EASAS).

It should also be mentioned that Lars has travelled extensively to most parts of Asia since the early 1970s, and has visited all the eight South Asian nations on SASNET contact missions. His extramural activities include lecturing on Indian society, history, culture and religion.

Together with his wife Bubu, he organises cultural seminar programmes on the Nobel Laurate Rabindranath Tagore, and since 2012 they run a singing choir with mostly Swedish people performing Rabindranath’s songs in original Bengali language.

Biography from 2003 (the
first 50 years of my life!): http://www.larseklund.in/larseklundlife.html

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