Newsletter 107 - 12 March 2010


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Kerala University representatives
Kerala University visitors to SASNET, from left to right: R. Dilip, Maya Raman, J. Prabhash and Achuthsankar S. Nair.

Research Community News

• Cooperation agreement between Gothenburg and IUB, Dhaka
IUBOn 18 February 2010, a formal Agreement of Cooperation was signed by University of Gothenburg and the Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB) in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The agreement aims at promoting exchange of students and faculty, but also joint research activities and an exchange of publications, reports and other academic information, between the School of Liberal Arts and Science at IUB, and the School of Global Studies and the Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMG) at the University of Gothenburg. This Bangladeshi-Swedish collaboration was initiated in 2008, when Jan Johansson, Section of Social Anthropology, School of Global Studies, received a SASNET guest lecture programme grant to invite a professor from IUB to Gothenburg (and also to the Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development, CSD). Another IUB researcher, Assistant Professor Manzurul Mannan, will come to Sweden in March 2010 to hold lectures at the University of Gothenburg (see below), besides participating in the International conference entitled ”Power to the People? (Con-) Tested Civil Society in Search of Democracy” that will be held in Uppsala on 23–24 March 2010. More information.

Educational News

Conferences and workshops


Important lectures and seminars in Scandinavia

Business and Politics

South Asia related culture in Scandinavia

New and updated items on SASNET web site

Best regards,

Lars i MaglehemLars Eklund

deputy director/webmaster

SASNET/Swedish South Asian Studies Network

SASNET is a national network for research, education, and information about South Asia based at Lund University. Its aim is to promote a dynamic networking process in which Swedish researchers co-operate with researchers in South Asia and globally.
The SASNET network is open to all the sciences. Priority is given to interdisciplinary cooperation across faculties, and more particularly to institutions in the Nordic countries and South Asia. SASNET believes that South Asian studies will be most fruitfully pursued as a cooperative endeavour between researchers in different institutions who have a solid base in their mother disciplines.
The network is financed by Lund University.

Postal address: SASNET – Swedish South Asian Studies Network, Scheelevägen 15 D, SE-223 70 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Ideon Research Park, House Alpha 1 (first floor, room no. 2040), in the premises of the Centre for East and South East Asian Studies at Lund University (ACE).
Phone: + 46 46 222 73 40
Fax: + 46 46 222 30 41