SASNET invited Nepalese researcher on Migration studies for Scandinavian lecture tour
The Nepalese researcher Dr. Anita Ghimire from Kathmandu University visited and gave lectures at Stockholm University, Copenhagen University, Aarhus University in Copenhagen, and Lund University from May 6 to May 19, 2012 on a trip arranged by SASNET.
SASNET director Anna Lindberg established contact with her when she was in Katmandu, Nepal, in November 2011 studying Nepalese students who go to India for higher education as part of a project entitled “Student Migration within Asia”, for which six researchers from Lund University and Gothenburg University have received a grant from the Swedish Research Council in 2011.
At Lund University, Dr. Ghimire held a well-attended open brown bag lunch seminar entitled ”Migration: The case of Nepal”. The seminar was jointly organised by SASNET and the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies (ACE), Lund university. Her presentation focused on the fact that while Nepal is largely understood as a labor sending country to countries of East Asia, Gulf and Malaysia, it has significant number of other types of out migrants and also hosts different kinds of migrants from other countries. She discussed the trend and the present status of these different kinds of international migrants related to Nepal. The objective was to shed light on different forms of migration related to Nepal and present the real position of Nepal in the migration hub.
More information about Dr. Ghimire and her Scandinavian tour.