SASNET's activities take place at Lund University, where it through research, lectures, workshops, and conferences in cooperation with various departments and centers at the University aims to enhance the South Asian perspectives. The mandate is also national and aims at promoting collaboration between Swedish as well as Nordic universities. It primarily does so through networking activities and the online circulation of a monthly newsletter that publicizes research on South Asia in the Nordic countries.
SASNET supports the South Asian Student Association (SASA), which is a platform for education and cultural exchange between students at Lund University.
The network is a subdivision of the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES).