About the Centre
The Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies (Centrum för öst- och sydöstasienstudier) focuses on interdisciplinary education and research on contemporary East and South-East Asia. It currently has a staff of twelve people, including researchers and administrative staff. Organizationally the Centre is a section at the Department of History in the Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology. The Centre is headed by a director and for its strategic work it also relies on an advisory board .
The research at the Centre focuses on international relations, economic development, civil society and political issues, as well as digital transformations. Building upon strengths in these fields, the Centre is a hub for students and researchers at Lund University interested in the region. It is also integrated into a large network of scholars and institutions in Asia and elsewhere.
The Centre runs an interdisciplinary Master programme and is building up courses on the undergraduate level and a Ph.D. Programme.
The Centre also houses a library, the Asia Library, which opened in 1999. The collection is interdisciplinary and focuses on contemporary issues in East and South-East Asia.
The Centre is involved in a wide range of activities. These include hosting guest researchers, and organising open lectures, seminars, conferences, film screenings and exhibitions.