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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.


Download the Centre's Directives (in Swedish)

Download the Centre's Directives (in English)

Download our work plan for 2019

Download our work report for 2018

Download our strategic plan 2017-2019


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Contact information

Visiting address

Sölvegatan 18 B
223 62 Lund

Postal address

Lund University
Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies
PO Box 118
SE-221 00 Lund


Phone: +46 46 222 38 61


info [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se 

Service point

HS 61

Work Plan 2019

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Work Report 2018

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Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies
Lund University
Sölvegatan 18 B, 223 62 Lund

Phone: +46 46 222 38 61
E-mail: info [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se