Nordic Institute of Asian Studies

NIAS: Global Outreach, Nordic Value


What is NIAS?

NIAS - the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies - is an academically independent Nordic research and resource center, focusing on modern Asia from a predominantly social sciences perspective. NIAS is an integrated part of the University of Copenhagen with the status of a centre under the Department of Political Science. Nordic Focus

The study of Asia in the Nordic region is fragmented across many, relatively small, research environments. Therefore collaboration at a regional level is needed to ensure that support, networks and opportunities exist for scholars and students active in Asian studies in the Nordic region. Through the Nordic NIAS Council (NNC), in which leading Nordic universities and research institutions participate, NIAS organizes a well-functioning institutionalized cooperation that strengthens collaboration in the Nordic countries.

More than research

NIAS is more than a research institute. We are also a resource centre containing a wide array of knowledge and skills, and with a broad network of contacts connecting people and institutions with expertise on Asia. Through conferences and workshops, accessible information resources, commentary on current affairs, and contact with media, government and businesses, we constantly seek to broaden knowledge of modern Asia in the Nordic region.

NIAS Press

The institute's autonomous publishing arm, NIAS Press, is a scholarly press specialized in publishing innovative research on modern Asia. The Press focuses mainly on the social sciences and history - particularly research dealing with contemporary Southeast Asia and East Asia - but is open to relevant and focused, quality publications in any field of Asian studies.


NIAS - Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
University of Copenhagen, City Campus,
Øster Farimagsgade 5, Building 18-1
DK-1353 Copenhagen K

NIAS Phone: (+45) 3532 9500
Fax: (+45) 3532 9549

NIAS Press
Phone: (+45) 3532 9500
Fax: (+45) 3532 9549