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Institutions in Sweden
Swedish Institutions and Departments engaged in research related to South Asia
SASNET at Lund University, Lund
Utrikespolitiska Institutet, Stockholm
Swedish Institute/Young Connectors of the Future programme, Stockholm
Advanced Cultural Studies Institute of Sweden, ACSIS. National centre for transnational cultural studies established in 2002 as an independent unit within Linköping University (administratively connected to the Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, ISAK). National resource for exchange between disciplines, universities, countries and intellectual currents, striving to develop diversified networking between Swedish cultural research and the transnational field of cultural studies.
Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm
International Foundation for Science, Stockholm
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Scientific, technical and awareness-building organization that contributes to international efforts to combat the escalating global water crisis, Stockholm
Uppsala Center for Sustainable Development (UCHU), consisting of three units: • The Baltic University Programme (BUP), • The Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS) and • Collegium for Development Studies (Collegium), organised under the Faculty of Science and Technology at Uppsala University as a joint centre for Uppsala University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Scxiences (SLU) in Uppsala.
Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, Uppsala
Links to all Swedish universities (INETMEDIA.nu)
Scholarly associations and networks focused on South Asia
American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), consortium of twenty-five American institutions of higher education involved in research on Pakistan. Based at the Dept. of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin in Madison.
American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS), consortium of 18 U.S. Institutions of Higher Education involved in research on Bangladesh. AIBS also offers intensive beginning, intermediate, and advanced instruction in Bangla language during the academic year at its facilities in Dhaka on the campus of Independent University, Bangladesh, located in Baridhara.
Asian Borderlands Research Network, hosted by the International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden, the Netherlands
Asian Studies Association of Australia, ASAA
Asia-Pacific Mountain Network, (APMN). Regional network of the International Mountain Forum, besides being a part of the knowledge network of the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (ACLALS). Started in 1964 with a conference in the University of Leeds. Organizes seminars and workshops in the field of Commonwealth Literature through its several regional charters.
‡ Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studes
Association for Asian Studies (AAS). Secretariat in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Founded in 1941, this is the largest society of its kind, with approximately 7,000 members worldwide, a scholarly, non-political, non-profit professional association open to all persons interested in Asia.
‡ South Asia Council (SAC), one of four regional councils operating within AAS.
British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS). Merged with the Society for South Asian Studies in 2007.
Linked to the Royal Asiatic Society in London.
Central & Eastern European Network of Indian Studies (CEENIS), Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Warsaw
Danish Society for Central Asia, non-profit, non-governmental organization formed in 2005 aimed at promoting the interest in, research on, and knowledge of Central Asia in its broadest sense. The area covered by the Society includes Afghanistan and the northern provinces of Pakistan.
Euro-Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA), German Institute for Japanese Studies, Tokyo, Japan
European Alliance for Asian Studies, co-operative framework of some leading European institutes specializing in Asian Studies established in 1997. The partner institutions are: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS), Copenhagen University; International Institute of Asian Studies (IIAS), Leiden University; The Centre for Asia and the Pacific at Sciences-Po University, Paris; European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS), Brussels; Centro de Estudios de Asia Oriental (CEAO), Madrid; School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London;and GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, Hamburg.
Previously, a Swedish partner was also included – the now defunct Swedish School of Advanced Asia-Pacific Studies (SSAAPS). Till 2007 the European Alliance for Asian Studies focused exclusively on East and South-East Asia. Since then it has opened up for India and Pakistan, but still excludes the rest of South Asia in its activities.
Together with the Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in Singapore, the European Alliance for Asian Studies invites applications for funding workshops through the so-called Asia-Europe Workshop Series. This is a way to stimulate innovative research on contemporary topics of interregional and multilateral importance to both Asia and Europe. The programme is open for researchers in the 43 so-called ASEM countries (including India and Pakistan). More information.
European Association for Central Asian Studies, EACAS. Secretariat at the Dept. of Oriental Studies, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. EACAS defines the geographic domain of Central Asia to include the northern parts of Afghanistan.
European Association for South Asian Studies, EASAS
Föreningen för Orientaliska studier, Stockholm University, Sweden
Indian Ocean Research Group (IORG), set up in 2002 by Panjab University, Chandigarh, India, and University of Western Australia in Perth. Organises conferences and coordinates scholarly research, with due emphasis on its policy relevance, which may assist in realizing peace, cooperation and ecologically sustainable development in the Indian Ocean region.
International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM), Brighton, UK
International Association for Ladakh Studies (IALS)
International Association of Sanskrit Studies (IASS)
International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine
Institute for Interreligious Studies (Interreligiöse Arbeitsstelle INTR°A), Nachrodt, Germany. Association of European educationalists, theologians, teachers, economists and other interested people who want to promote interfaith dialogue through encounters and publications.
JP-SAS, Japanese Network for South Asian Studies, Gifu Women’s University, Tokyo, Japan
Nordic Centre in India, run by a Consortium consisting of a large number of institutions of learning and research in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden, offering accommodation in New Delhi.
Religion in South Asia Section (RISA) of the American Academy of Religion (AAR)
Society for South Asian Studies, UK
South Asian Studies Association of Australia, Armidale. Publishes since 1971 the magazine ”South Asia. Journal of South Asian Studies”.
South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Religion (SSEASR), New Delhi, India
Sällskapet för Asienstudier, Uppsala University, Sweden (non-active academic association)
‡ Center for TeleInfraStruktur, coordinating the EC funded ”Erasmus Mundus Mobility for Life” consortium (EMECW lot 11 South Asia Regional, 2008), formed by 8 universities in Europe, and 11 universitites in Asia (Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Asian University for Women, and Chittagong University, Bangladesh; Royal University of Bhutan; Institute of Engineering at Tribhuvan University, Nepal; Mehran University of Engineering & Technology in Jamshoro, Sindh, Pakistan; Kabul University, Afghanistan; University of Calcutta, and Sinhgad Institute of Technology in Lona, Maharashtra, India; Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia; and Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand). Project completed.
‡ Contemporary India Study Centre Aarhus (CISCA), Institute of History and Area Studies (IHO). Inaugurated in February 2010, it is one of the India-EU Study Centres Programme (IESCP) that was initiated by the European Commission in 2008
‡ Department of Anthropology and Ethnography, Institute for Anthropology, Archaeology and Linguistics, Moesgård
‡ Danish Pluralism Project, Centre for Multireligious Studies, Faculty of Theology
‡ Department of East Asian Studies (including South Asian Studies), Institute of History and Area Studies
University of Copenhagen
‡ Asian Dynamics Initiative (ADI), joint initiative by the Faculties of Social Sciences and the Humanities
‡ Centre of Global South Asian Studies
‡ Institute of Anthropology, Faculty of Social Sciences
‡ Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Faculty of Humanities.
Includes the Asian Section; the Carsten Niebuhr Section; the Centre for Comparative Cultural Studies; and History of Religions Section
‡ Danish Development Research Network (DDRN), Department of Geography and Geology. Network launched in 2007 after a merge between the Research Network for Environment and Development (ReNED), the Research Network for Governance, Economic Policy and Public Administration (GEPPA), and the Danish Network for Agricultural Research for Development (NETARD). The networks gathers more than 2000 researchers and practictioners from Denmark and many other countries around the globe..
‡ Centre for Medical Parasitology (CMP)
‡ Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS)
• Support Program for Asian Studies, SUPRA
• Asian Century Research School, ACRSN, initiated in 2005. Aimed at strengthening the Nordic Asian studies environment by facilitating new and innovative research fields as well as high quality research (PhD) training. Facilitating the creation of a number of research clusters, such as:
Copenhagen Business School (CBS)
Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Copenhagen
Roskilde University (RUC)
University of Bergen
‡ Department of the History of Religions, Institute of Classics, Russian and the History of Religions (IKRR)
‡ Unifob Global (Global Research at the University of Bergen)
Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen
‡ Norsk Forening for Utviklingsforskning (NFU)
University of Oslo
‡ Nettverk for Asiastudier (Network for Asian Studies)
‡ Norsk Forum for Sør-Asia (NoFSA)
‡ Institute of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS)
‡ Institute for Archaeology, Conservation and Historical Studies (IAKH)
‡ Centre for Development and Environment (SUM), University of Oslo
– Norwegian Network for Asian Studies (Nettverk for Asiastudier), Norwegian research network for the study and research about the Asian region, located at SUM.
‡ Network for Research and Evaluation on Education and Development (NETREED)
‡ Cultural Complexity in the New Norway, Strategic research programme, University of Oslo. Interdisciplinary research programme involving five faculties, established in 2004.
Oslo University College
‡ KULTURSTUDIER (Culture Studies). Organisation run by a group of social scientists and humanists, providing the opportunity to combine studies of high academic standard in an environment that offers great learning experiences in third world countries, including India.
– Peace and Conflict Studies programme in Pondicherry, India
Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Oslo
International Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim
Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås
‡ Department of International Environment and Development Studies (NORAGRIC)
University of Helsinki
‡ Department of World Cultures. Launched on 1 January 2010, comprising four former departments (Institute for Asian and African Studies, the Dept. of Classical Philology, the Renvall Institute and the Dept. of Comparative Religion.
‡ Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University, (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki
Department of Comparative Religion, Åbo Akademi, Åbo/Turku
Asíuver Íslands, ASÍS (The Icelandic Centre for Asian Studies), University of Akureyri
Scottish Centre for Himalayan Studies, University of Aberdeen
Brittish Association for Pakistan Studies, Bath College of Higher Education
University of Bath
‡ Centre for Development Studies (CDS)
‡ Wellbeing in Developing Countries (WeD). Multidisciplinary research group at CDS, funded by the British Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Research is carried out in four developing countries, among them Bangladesh, where collaboration is ongoing with:
• The Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS)
• The Institute for Development Policy Analysis and Advocacy, PROSHIKA; and
• The Social and Behavioural Sciences Unit, Public Health Sciences Division, ICDDR,B Centre for Health & Population Research.
‡ Department of Economics and International Development (DEID)
University of Bradford
‡ British Association for South Asian Studies, BASAS
‡ South Asian Strategic Stability Unit (SASSU), Dept. of Peace Studies
University of Sussex, Brighton
‡ Culture Development and Environment Centre (CDE)/Development Studies
‡ Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation & Poverty
‡ Centre for Poverty and Inequality Research
‡ Sussex Centre for Migration Research
‡ Centre for World Environmental History
‡ Institute of Development Studies, (IDS), University of Sussex
Centre for Buddhist Studies, Dept. of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Bristol
University of Cambridge
‡ Centre of South Asian Studies
‡ South Asian Studies, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Queen’s College
South Asian Studies at Duke University, Durham
Centre for South Asian Studies, School of Social & Political Studies, University of Edinburgh
Afghanistan Music Unit (AMU), Music Department, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (AKU-ISMC), London. From its London campus, AKU-ISMC offers a two-year, full-time Master’s degree in Muslim Cultures. More information (as a pdf-file)
Department of Asia, British Museum, London
Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR), London
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
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Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London. The Centre has been a hub of activity for the International Association for the Study of Traditional Asian Medicine (IASTAM).
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
‡ Development Studies Institute (DESTIN),
‡ Crisis States Research Centre. Established in 2001 with the support of the Dept for International Development (DFID) of the UK government, initially to undertake research on ”Crisis and Breakdown in the Developing World”.
Institute of Ismaili Studies, London. Founded by His Highness the Aga Khan to promote scholarship and learning on Islam, with an emphasis on Shi‘ism in general and its Ismaili tariqah in particular.
International Institute for the Environment and Development (IIED), London
Asia Research Programme, Royal Institute of International Affairs/Chatham House, London
Overseas Development Institute, London. Britain’s leading independent think-tank on international development and humanitarian issues.
British Association for South Asian Studies (BASAS), founded and grant-aided by the British Academy, London
Area Panel for South Asia, British Academy, London
India Media Centre, School of Media, Arts and Design (MAD), University of Westminster, London
Centre for Applied South Asian Studies (CASAS), Manchester
University of Manchester
‡ South Asian Studies, School of Arts, Histories & Cultures
‡ Sanskrit Tradition in the Modern World (STIMW), Dept. of Religions and Theology
‡ Brooks World Poverty Institute (BWPI)
Ferguson Centre for African and Asian Studies at the Open University, Milton Keynes
School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich
‡ International Development UEA, charitable company wholly owned by the University of East Anglia, managing the research, training and consultancy activities undertaken by faculty members of the School of Development Studies
University of Oxford
‡ Department of International Development/Queen Elizabeth House
– Centre for Research on Inequality, Human Security and Ethnicity (CRISE)
– International Gender Studies Centre at Lady Margaret Hall (IGS)
– International Migration Institute (IMI)
– Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
– Refugee Studies Centre (RSC)
– Young Lives Research Centre
‡ Bodleian Library (incl. Department of Oriental Collections/Indian Institute Library)
‡ Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies
‡ Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (OCHS) – previously Oxford Centre for Vaishnava and Hindu Studies.
‡ South and Inner Asia Studies, Faculty of Oriental Studies
‡ Contemporary South Asia Studies Programme, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies
‡ South Asian Studies Programme, Asian Studies Centre, S:t Anthony’s College
‡ South Asian Studies – School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies
Asia-Pacific Population Research in Ageing (APPRA), Oxford Institute of Ageing
Institute of Jainology, Perivale, Greenford, Middlesex
Agricultural Extension and Rural Development Department (AERDD), University of Reading
Centre for Nepal Studies UK (CNSUK), Southampton
College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences/Study of Religions, University College of Cork (UCC)
Lectureship position established in 2011 for study of Contemporary South Asian Religions
Ireland India Institute, Dublin City University. The institute aims to support collaboration in education, research and knowledge exchange between India and Ireland.
Amsterdam School of Social Science Research, Amsterdam
India Instituut, Amsterdam
Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam
SEPHIS, South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development, Amsterdam
Transnational Institute, Amsterdam
International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Enschede
Institute of Indian Studies, Groningen
Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
Clingendael Asia Studies (CAS), Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael, The Hague
‡ International Institute of Asian Studies, IIAS
‡ Kern Institute (Department of Languages and Cultures of South and Central Asia)
International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World (ISIM), Leiden. Established in 1998 by the University of Amsterdam, Leiden University, Utrecht University, and the Radboud University Nijmegen
Centre for International Development Issues; Radboud University, Nijmegen (till September 2004 called Katholieke Universiteit Nijmegen)
Research school CERES, Utrecht. Unites development related research in six Dutch academic institutions – Utrecht University, University of Amsterdam, Agricultural University of Wageningen, Catholic University of Nijmegen, Free University (Amsterdam), and the Institute of Social Studies at The Hague.
United Nations University; Comparative Regional Integration Studies, Bruges
European Institute for Asian Studies, Brussels
‡ Research Centre Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap
‡ Centre of Jaina Studies, Dept. of Languages and Cultures
Société d’Activité et de Recherche sur les mondes Indiens (SARI), University of Cergy-Pontoise
UFR Langues et Cultures Antiques, Université Charles-de-Gaulle, Lille
d.u. de langue initiation sanskrit et civilisation indienne, Université de Lyon
Centre d’Etudes de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CEIAS), Paris
École française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO), Paris
‡ EFEO Centre in Pondicherry, India
‡ EFEO Centre in Pune, India
Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris
Sciences Po – Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris
‡ Centre for Asia and the Pacific
École Pratique des Hautes Etudes (EPHE), University of Paris 3 (Sorbonne Nouvelle)
‡ Research group on Iranian and Indian Worlds
Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, New Delhi, India
French Institute of Pondicherry (IFP), India. Research center of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, carries out research expertise and training missions in South and South-East Asia in the fields of Indology, Social Sciences and Ecology.
Milieux, Societes et Cultures en Himalaya (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique/CNRS Himalaya Research Group), Villejuif Cedex
Arbeitskreis Asiatische Religionsgeschichte der Deutschen Vereinigung für Religionsgeschichte, AKAR, Universität Bayreuth
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
‡ Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften
– Seminar für Südasien-Studien / South Asia Studies Seminar
– Humboldt India Project. Bringing together the South Asia competence of the Humboldt University
Freie Universität, Berlin
‡ Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies
Zentrum Moderner Orient (Centre for Modern Oriental Studies), Berlin
‡ Institut für Entwicklungsforschung und Entwicklungspolitik
University of Bonn (Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität)
‡ International Association for Ladakh studies (IALS)
Asienhaus Essen – Zentrum für Information und Begegnung, Essen
Orientalisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg
‡ Centre for Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)
– Dept. of Modern Indian History
– Dept. of Indian Economic Development (established in 2010)
– Dept. of Indian Religions
– Dept. of Society and Culture of Modern India
– Dept. of Anthropology of Public Health, with a regional focus on South Asia
‡ Seminar für Indologie, Institut für Altertumswissenschaften (Science of Antiquity)
‡ South Asia Seminar, Orientalisches Institut
GIGA Institute for Asian Studies (IAS), German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg
GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies, Hamburg (includes research on Afghanistan and Pakistan)
Department of Indian and Tibetan Studies, Universität Hamburg
‡ Nepal-German Manuscript Preservation Project (NGMPP)
‡ Nepal Research Centre (NRC, Kathmandu)
– Department of Anthropology
– Department of Development Economics
– Department of International Economics (Internationale Wirtschafts- und Entwicklungspolitik)
– Department of Geography
– Department of History
– Department of Classical Indology
– Department of Modern South Asian Studies (Languages and Literatures) (Abteilung Moderne Indologie)
– Department of Political Science
– South Asia Institute, New Delhi Branch Office
– South Asia Institute, Sri Lanka Office
– South Asia Institute, Kathmandu Office
‡ ”Asia and Europe in a Global Context: Shifting Asymmetries in Cultural Flows” Cluster of Excellence
Seminar für Orientalistik, Abt. Indologie, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
Institut für Indologie und Tamilistik, Universität zu Köln
Institut für Indologie und Zentralasienwissenschaften, Universität Leipzig
Institut für Indologie, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz
Department of Indology and Tibetology, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Institut für Indologie und Tibetologie, Department für Asienstudien, Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
The Study India Certificate, Universität Münster
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), Potsdam
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
‡ Abteilung für Ethnologie (Dept. of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology)
‡ Abteilung Indologie und Vergleichende Religionswissenschaft
KNOTEN WEIMAR (International Transfer Centre Environmental Technology), Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
NCCR (National Centres of Competence in Research) North-South, innovative research programme in the fields of global change and sustainable development, jointly funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Hosted by the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), Institute of Geography, University of Bern.
‡ NCCR North-South South Asia Regional Coordination Office, Kathmandu, Nepal
‡ NCCR Nepal Research Group, partner of NCCR N-S, Kathmandu
‡ NCCR Pakistan Research Group, partner of NCCR N-S, Islamabad
Afghanistan Institut, Bubendorf
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Created in 2008 by the merger of the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Europe’s oldest institute of international studies (founded in 1927), and the Graduate Institute of Development Studies, one of Europe’s first institutes devoted to the study of development (founded in 1961).
International Environmental Law Research Centre, Geneva. Independent, non-profit research organisation that also has an office in New Delhi, India
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva
Department of Oriental Languages and Cultures, Université de Lausanne
‡ Department of Geography
– Development Study Group (DSGZ)
‡ Department of Comparative Linguistics (Indology)
University of Vienna
‡ Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Documentation of Inner and South Asian Cultural History (CIRDIS)
CIRDIS is linked with the interdisciplinary programme for primary research on “The Cultural History of the Western Himalaya from the 8th Century” (CHWH), funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).
Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia (IKGA), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna
Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Orientali, Università degli studi di Bologna
Indological section, Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità, University of Milan
Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente, Rome
Il Dipartimento di Studi Orientali, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Rome
Cesmeo Istituto Internazionale di Studi Asiatici Avanzati, Università degli Studi di Torino
Società Indologica ”Luigi Pio Tessitori”, Udine University
Centro de Estudios de Asia, Universidad de Valladolid
Department of Anthropology, Instituto Superior de Ciencias do Trabalho e da Empresa (ISCTE) – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (IUL), Lisbon.
Runs an Master in Indian Studies programme in collaboration with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, and Brown University, USA. More information.
Indo-Hellenic Society for Culture and Development (ELINEPA), Athens
Institute of South and Central Asia, Faculty of Arts, Univerzita Karlova, Prague
‡ Pandanus Homepage. Database of Indian Plant Names; Sanskrit e-texts; and Conference publications.
Oriental Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
Institute for Political Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
‡ Department of Indo-European Studies. Established already in 1873 with a strong focus on Indology.
Alexander Csoma de Körös Centre for Oriental Studies, Sapientia, Hungarian University of Transylvania, Miercurea Ciuc (Csíkszereda). No working link (2014)
Department of Indology, Institute of Oriental Philology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Department of South Asian Studies, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan
Institute of Oriental Studies, Warsaw University
Department of Ethnology, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
Centre of Oriental Studies, Vilnius University
Russian Academy of Sciences (IMEMO RAS)
‡ Institute of World Economy and International Relations, Moscow
‡ Department of South and Southwest Asia, Kunstkamera
(Peter the Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography), Saint Petersburg
Institute of Asian and African Studies, Lomonosov Moscow State University
Department of Indology and Far Eastern Studies, Faculty of Philosophy, Zagreb University
Department of African and Asian Studies, University of Ljubljana
Department of Asian Studies, University of Haifa
Institute of Asian & African Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
American Overseas Research Centers, non-governmental institutions regarded by their host countries as the official arm of American higher learning, based at Washington D.C. Here a list of the South Asia Centers:
– American Institute of Afghanistan Studies (AIAS), Boston University, Massachussetts
– American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS), Ithaca, New York
– American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS), University of Chicago, Illinois
– American Institute of Pakistan Studies (AIPS), Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
– American Institute of Sri Lankan Studies (AISLS), Belmont, Massachussetts
Center in Developing Status:
– Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS), Dept. of Anthropology, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota
Nepal Study Center, Department of Economics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
‡ Center for South Asian Studies
‡ Association for Asian Studies
Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies, Emory College, Atlanta, Georgia
University of Texas, Austin
‡ Department of South Asian Studies
‡ South Asia Institute, housing the US National Resource Center for South Asia
‡ Hindi Urdu Flagship, undergraduate program designed for students who wish to achieve advanced professional proficiency in Hindi and Urdu while majoring in a wide variety of programs, including Business, Communications, Engineering, and Liberal Arts.
University of California, Berkeley
‡ Center for South Asia Studies
Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, Binghamton University, New York State
India Studies Program, at Indiana University, Bloomington
Center for Asian Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder
Project South Asia, South Dakota State University, Brookings. Web-based digital library for improving the study and teaching of South Asia, focusing especially on India and Pakistan.
Asian Studies Program, University of Buffalo, New York State
Asian Studies Program, University of Vermont, Burlington
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
‡ Center for the Study of World Religions (CSWR), Harvard Divinity School
‡ Department of South Asian Studies
‡ Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
‡ Pluralism Project, Committee on the Study of Religion
MIT India Technology Education Programme, Cambridge, Massachusetts
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
‡ North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies (NCCSAS), interinstitutional research center supported
also by Duke University in Durham, and North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
‡ Department of Linguistics (Sanskrit studies)
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
‡ Center for South Asian Studies
‡ Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures (AMELC)
University of Chicago, Illinois
‡ American Institute of Indian Studies. Nearly 80 American colleges and universities support research in India as members of the American Institute of Indian Studies (see the list of universities)
– Archive and Research Center for Ethnomusicology, Gurgaon, India
– Center for Art and Archeology, Gurgaon, India
‡ Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations
‡ South Asia Language and Area Center
‡ Society for Advancing the History of South Asia, organisation founded in 2008 to promote scholarship on the history of the South Asian region in the United States
Asian Studies, Department of History, Loyola University, Chicago
India Studies Program, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, State University of Cleveland, Ohio
South and Southeast Asia Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program (AMES), Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire
University of California, Davis (UC Davis)
‡ Middle East/South Asia Studies Program
‡ Department of Religious Studies,
Global Studies Program, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, Illinois. Oakton has received the prestigious and highly competitive Title 6A: Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program (UISFL) Grant from the U.S. Department of Education for two years beginning August 2009. The grant will bring over $125,000 to the College to develop curriculum, along with student and faculty international opportunities related to South Asia. Oakton will also develop courses for Hindi and Urdu languages.
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
‡ North Carolina Center for South Asia Studies (NCCSAS), interinstitutional research center supported also by North Carolina State University in Raleigh, and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Secretariat located at Duke University.
Asian/Pacific Studies, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina
Muktabodha Indological Research Institute, Emeryville, California
Center for the Study of Hindu Traditions (CHiTra), University of Florida, Gainesville
Asian Studies program, Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey
Asian Studies Department, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina
Sikh Studies Program, Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York State
Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Center for South Asian Studies, University of Hawaii, Honolulu
Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University, Houston
Department of Asian and Slavic Languages, University of Iowa, Iowa City
Center for Asian Studies, University of California, Irvin
Academy of Bangla Arts & Culture, Irving, Texas
South Asia Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Project South Asia, Missouri Southern State College, Joplin
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
‡ Center for India and South Asia (CISA), UCLA International Institute. Opened on 1 July 2005, headed by Indian Historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam.
Center for Religion & Spirituality, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California
University of Wisconsin, Madison
‡ Department of Languages and Cultures of Asia
‡ South Asia Summer Language Institute (SASLI)
M.K. Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, Memphis, Tennessee
Florida International University, Miami
‡ Asian Studies Program, School of International and Public Affairs
‡ Department of Religious Studies
– Bhagwan Mahavir Professorship of Jain Studies. Established in April 2010
South Asian Studies, Middlebury College, Vermont
Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
South Asian Studies Council, MacMillan Centre for International and Area Studies at Yale, Yale University, New Haven, CT
Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies/Indic Studies Program, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, Virginia
Afghanistan Reconstruction Project, Center on International Cooperation, New York University
Columbia University, New York
‡ Department of Middle East, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS)
‡ South Asia Institute, School of International and Public Affairs
India China Institute, The New School University, New York
Fosters collaborative research and institutional and personal connections between USA, India and China. Organises joint trilateral course at The New School, Yunnan University, and University of Calcutta.
Center for Afghanistan Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
‡ Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI)
– University of Pennsylvania Institute for the Advanced Study of India (UPIASI), New Delhi – non-profit research organization being CASI’s counterpart institution in India, established in 1997.
‡ Department of South Asia Studies
‡ South Asia Center (National Resource Center for the Study of South Asia)
Institute for Afghan Studies, Phoenix, Arizona
Asian Studies Center (ASC), Center for International Studies, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Association for Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS), Portland University, Oregon
Asian Studies Program, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York State
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
‡ Asian Religious Traditions (ART), Department of Religious Studies
‡ Sanskrit Programme, Department of Classics
Department of African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian Languages and Literatures, State University of New Jersey, Rutgers
Religious Studies Department, University of California, Santa Barbara
‡ Center for Sikh and Punjab Studies
American Institute of Vedic Studies, Santa Fe, New Mexico
University of Washington, Seattle
Department of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (including South Asian Language and Culture), Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
Bishembarnath Mattoo and Sheela Mattoo Center for India Studies, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
Syracuse University South Asia Center, Syracuse, New York
Asian Studies Program, Florida State University, Tallahassee
Center for Asian Research, Arizona State University in Tempe
Critical Languages Center, Modern Languages & Classics Department, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
‡ South Asian Collection, Asian Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, Washington, DC
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)/Community College Humanities Association (CCHA), Washington, DC
‡ NEH/CCHA Summer Institute in India – The Cultural and Historical Development of Modern India
Paul H Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C
George Washington University, Washington D.C.
‡ Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Elliott School of International Affairs
– The Rising Powers Initiative, research project consisting of two major projects, ”Worldviews of Aspiring Powers: Exploring Foreign Policy Debates Abroad” and ”Power and Identity in Asia: Implications for Regional Cooperation.”
South Asia Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington D.C. Bipartisan, nonprofit organization conducting research and analysis and developing policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change.
United States Institute of Peace, Washington D.C. Includes an Afghanistan Working Group, chaired by Dr. Barnett R. Rubin
United States Educational Foundation in India, USEFI (The Fulbright Commission). Established under a bilateral agreement on educational exchange signed between India and the U.S. in 1950, with offices in Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai.
Asian Studies Major, William Paterson University, Wayne, New Jersey
Asian Studies Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Department of Asian Studies, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts
Centre for Indo Canadian Studies (CICS), University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford, British Columbia
School for International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia
Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute, Calgary, Alberta
McGill University, Montreal
‡ Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID)
‡ Indian Ocean World Centre (IOWC), research initiative and resource base established to promote the study of the history, economy and cultures of the lands and peoples touching the Indian Ocean World – from Africa to the Middle East, India, Indonesia and Australia to China.
Concordia University, Montreal
‡ Canadian Asian Studies Association (CASA), national voluntary, non-profit organization which seeks to expand and disseminate knowledge about Asia in Canada.
Religious Studies, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon
Centre for South Asian Studies, Asian Institute at the Munk Centre, University of Toronto
Centre for India and South Asia Research (CISAR), University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Asian Studies Centre, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg
Centro de Estudios de Asia y África (CEAA), Colegio de México, Pedregal de Santa Teresa
University of New England Asia Centre (UNEAC), Armidale, New South Wales
ANU College of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra
‡ Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy
‡ Crawford School of Economics and Government
‡ Research School of Asian and Pacific Studies
– Australia South Asia Research Centre (ASARC)
Asian Studies at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria
Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria
‡ National Centre for South Asian Studies
‡ South Asia Research Network (SARN)
Department of Indian Sub-Continental Studies, Sydney University
India Research Centre at Macquarie University, Sydney.
Inaugurated on 16–17 November 2010. The Centre also hosts a new Tagore Chair in Art and Culture funded by the Government of India.
Indian Ocean and South Asia Research Network (IOSARN), University of Technology (UTS), Sydney
Centre for Asia Pacific Social Transformation Studies (CAPSTRANS), University of Wollongong, New South Wales
New Zealand South Asia Centre (NZSAC) at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch. Launched on 18 March 2009
New Zealand India Research Institute, Wellington
Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. Established in 1959, promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach.
Indian Studies Program of Pridi Banomyong International College (PBIC), Thammasat University, Bangkok
Sanskrit Studies Centre, Dept. of Oriental Languages, Faculty of Archaeology, Silpakorn University, Bangkok
Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. Inaugurated on 11 August 2009.
Center for South Asian Studies (CSAS), Gifu Women’s University, Gifu-Shi
Center for Contemporary India Studies, Hiroshima University
Center for the Study of Contemporary India, Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Centre for Contemporary India Area Studies at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka
Center for the Study of Contemporary India, Ryukoku University
Department of Indology and History of Indian Buddhism, Faculty of Arts and Letters, Tohoku University, Sendai
Center for Indian Studies, University of Tokyo
Center for the Study of Contemporary India, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Research Institute for the Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa (ILCAA), Tokyo University
Centre For Indian Studies in Africa (CISA), University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
, Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong
Department of Indian and ASEAN Studies, Graduate school of international and area studies, Hanguk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul