The Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) is an integrated part of the University of Copenhagen and is academically independent Nordic research and resource center, focusing on modern Asia from a predominantly social sciences perspective. NIAS Support Programme for Asian Studies provides access to Workplaces at NIAS for Masters students, SUPRA Nordic scholarships, Guest researcher stays, Offices for PhD students, and Support to Nordic Asian networks. Library services are available through Asiaportal.info access to an extensive collection of selected academic e-resources for Asian studies, More than 70 databases, Asian newspapers, A collection of Nordic academic full-text publications, and A research dissemination platform. Research is carried out by in-house researchers as well as guest researchers and associated PhD students in cooperation with wide research network. The current research focus at NIAS was formulated in 2010. The theme includes Mapping the Human Landscapes of EurAsia: Dealing with Cultural Differences in a Globalized World, offers a means to work together and expand internationally and seek higher levels of funding.
The press is to encourage and support Nordic Asia scholarship and is an integral part of both locally at the University of Copenhagen and in the Nordic region beyond. As a result, almost half the books are of Nordic origin which is published by NIAS in recent years. However, NIAS Press is globally focused publishing exclusively in English having authors from all over the world. Our books are available everywhere in all parts of the world and each year they are exhibited at major academic conferences as well as many smaller focused events. NIAS by working with the NNC, Nordic Council of Ministers and the University of Copenhagen, created a platform to carry out interdisciplinary research, bringing together Nordic researchers, and provide scientific services to the research community. Other collaborations include The Swedish South Asia Network, the university networks for Asian studies in Stockholm, Bergen and Århus. The Nordic Centre India and the Nordic Centre at Fudan in Shanghai, the two leading Nordic consortiums in higher education and research which bring together Nordic and Asian researchers.