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Research and Study Possibilities in and on Japan, May 11, 2015 Helsinki

Are you interested in studying in Japan or doing research on Japan? Register for the May 11, 2015 seminar to learn more about your opportunities. “Research and Study Possibilities in and on Japan” Date: May 11 (Mon) 2015 Venue: Snellmaninkatu 12 (Svenska social- och kommunalhögskolan, University of Helsinki) Main organizers: Hokkaido University Helsinki Office, Embassy… Read more »

Japan Master’s Thesis Workshop, May 11th in Helsinki. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 25.3. 2015!

Japan Master’s Thesis Workshop, May 11th in Helsinki Master’s students who are planning to write their thesis about Japan are invited to apply to the “Japan Master’s Thesis Workshop”. The application period is March 5-25.3, 2015. The goal of this workshop is to help master’s students in social science and humanities to define and frame… Read more »

Asian Programme and Mini Minor start January 7th, 2015!

Asian Programme and Mini Minor start January 7th 2015. If you have registered to our courses for spring 2015 you should receive information about the start of the courses by e-mail. If not, please contact Samu Kolehmainen (, +358 2 333 6965).  

Apply Master’s and Doctoral level online courses on Asia (10-23.11.2014)!

The University Network for Asian Studies offers a variety of Master and Doctoral level courses for students wanting to deepen their knowledge on Asia. Applications are now accepted to the following courses (see list below). Application period ends 23.11.2014. Courses are arranged in spring 2015 and they are free of charge to the students of… Read more »

ASIAN STRATEGIES TOWARDS THE NORTHERN SEA ROUTE – Seminar on December 11, 2014 at the University of Turku

ASIAN STRATEGIES TOWARDS THE NORTHERN SEA ROUTE The seminar presentations focus on how Asian states such as China, Japan, South Korea and India, all of which have been recently accepted to be the new Permanent Observers of the Arctic Council, are developing strategies on the Northern Sea Route. The opening up of this sealane passage… Read more »

Asian Studies Catalogue 2014

Find out what is going on in Asian studies now in Finland! The new “Academic research projects on Asia in Finland 2014” -catalogue has been published! The aim of the catalogue is to enhance academic networking and to promote partnerships with public and private institutions. Download the catalogue here.

Winners of the Master’s Award in Asian Studies 2014

The first Master’s Award in Asian Studies received 14 excellent submissions from Finland. We were very happy to see the high level and broad variety of Asia related research in Finland. All submissions went through rigorous academic review and the Master’s Award Jury, composed of members of the Asia Network Board, finally decided to give… Read more »

PhD course: Global Engagement of East Asian Countries, Dec 11-12, 2014

This PhD course is arranged in connection with the “Political Economy of the Northern Sea Route” workshop held in Turku, Finland December 11, 2014. PhD candidates with a focus on global activities of East Asian countries (China, Japan, Koreas) are invited to participate in the two-day event. The PhD course consists of both a research… Read more »