Research Community News
• Stockholm University extends its collaboration with JNU
• University of Copenhagen launches Centre of Global South Asian Studies
• Indian visiting professors scheme at Copenhagen Business School
• India Water Portal further developed
• SPIDER to be hosted solely by Stockholm University
• Major Research Council grant to Professor Sten Widmalm
• Bank of Sweden Tercentenary Foundation grant to Dr. Marie Larsson
• Doctoral dissertation on Design Support for e-Commerce Information Systems
• Swedish research network for sustainable agriculture and forestry for development
• GADNETcreated sub-network entitled GADIP
• Devnet extends application period for its seminar grants
• Danish participation in third mission by Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission
• Bhopal Bus Tour reminds Europe about the 1984 disaster
• KKH’s Informal Cities project and book presented in India wit SASNET support
• Last chance to apply for EMECW mobility programmes for India and South Asia
Lot 11 (South Asia), programme 2
Consortium formed by 11 universities in Europe, and 9 universitites in Asia (Kabul University, Afghanistan; Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, and University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Royal University of Bhutan; Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, India; Airlangga University, Indonesia; Tribhuvan University, Nepal; International Islamic University, Islamabad, and Hajvery University, Lahore, Pakistan).
The programme is coordinated by Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. The coordinator is Mr Filip Callewaert. Mobility flow: 240 individuals. More information about the programme (as a pdf-file).
Applications for BA/MA students, Postdoc researchers and Academic staff are open since 1 November 2009. PhD applications starting from 12 November. Results will be announced during December 2009.
More information on the consortium web site, http://www.lot11.emecw.com/
Lot 13 (India), programme 1
Consortium formed by 9 universities in Europe, and 8 universities in India (Amrita University, Coimbatore; Anna University, Chennai; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi; Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata; Jadavpur University, Kolkata; Kakatiya University, Warangal; University of Pune; and Centre of Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad).
The programme is coordinated by Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Mobility flow: 200 individuals. Nordic partner universities in the consortium: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm; and Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. The coordinator is Bianca Buttiglione at Politecnico di Torino. More information about the programme (as a pdf-file).
The call for application for the 2009/10 Academic Year is open till 6 December 2009.
More information on the consortium web site, http://www.india4eu.eu/
Lot 13 (India), programme 2
Consortium formed by 12 universities in Europe, and 8 universities in India (University of Delhi; Jadavpur University, Kolkata; University of Pune; University of Kerala; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur; Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai; Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra; Anand Agricultural University, Gujarat).
The programme is coordinated by Lund University, Sweden. Dr. Sidsel Hansson (photo), Division of International Relations, Lund University, is the main coordinator. Mobility flow: 183 individuals. Other Nordic partner universities in the consortium: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm; and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim. More information about the programme (as a pdf-file).
This programme was also selected last year (2008) along with three other India/South Asia related EMECW mobility programmes. The Lund University programme was then entitled Lot 15, and included a much wider mobility scheme between Europe and India than the new Lot 13 lots.
The partnership programme that was selected in 2008 is currently running at full speed from the Summer 2009. The mobility of approximately 340 individuals consisists of a flow by 75 % from India to Europe, and 25 % from Europe to India. More information on the consortium web site.
A new Call for Mobility applications has been issued for the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window (EMECW) lot 13 programme coordinated by Lund University. This second round will award 183 scholarships for all mobility groups starting in 2010 (with start dates between April 1 and September 1, 2010).
The call for applications is open till 15 November 2009.
All applications have to be done through the online form on the consortium web site. Duration of the scholarships vary from 1 to 34 months. The scholarships cover travel, insurance, possible tuition, living expenses and housing costs. More information about the application procedure, target groups, admission requirements, and selection process.
Each university in the consortium has decided which courses they offer for scholarship holders. Search for which courses are offered at different levels.
Lot 13 (India), programme 3
Consortium entitled ”EURINDIA” formed by 10 universities in Europe, and 8 universities in India (Anna University, Chennai; Anurag Narayan College, Gaya (affiliated to Patna University); Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee; National Law School of India University, Bangalore; Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore; University of Kalyani, West Bengal; and University of Pune). Three associated institutions are also part of the project, one in Europe and two in India – CII-S Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad; and Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture.
The programme is coordinated by Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Ms. Alphonsa Lourdudoss (photo) at the International Office, KTH, is the main coordinator. Mobility flow: 201 individuals. More information about the programme.
The EURINDIA programme held its first Consortium Meeting at KTH in Stockholm 21–23 September 2009. Representatives from the European and Indian partner universities met to discuss practical details around the launch of the mobility programme.
The scholarships are intended for undergraduate, master's and doctorate students, as well as post-doc researchers and academic staff.
The application deadline is Thursday 29 November 2009.
More information on the EURINDIA consortium web page: http://intra.itm.kth.se/kth-informerar/planering-uppfoljning/
Lot 13 (India), programme 4
Consortium entitled ”WILLPower, Window India Learning Link Power” formed by 10 universities in Europe, and 7 universities in India (Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore; Anna University, Chennai; University of Delhi; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Rajasthan).
The programme is coordinated by Ecole Centrale Nantes, France. Mobility flow: 210 individuals. The Co-ordinator is Yvon Riou at Ecole Centrale Nantes. More information about the programme (as a pdf-file).
The call for application will be closed on November 20, 2009. The mobility will start by February 2010, in the beginning of the second half of the European academic year. The latest individual mobility will start before september 1, 2010.
More information on the WILLPower consortium web page: http://www.willpower.fr/
• More information about South Asia related research at Swedish and Nordic universities
• Time to apply for the NCI 2010 spring semester course in Hyderabad
• Deadline for applications for the Linnaeus Palme exchange programme
• Indian IITs supposed to reduce fees for foreign students
• Information about South Asia related education at Swedish and Nordic universities
Conferences and workshops
• Bhopal and Bangladesh in focus at Human Rights conference in Stockholm
• Copenhagen conference on Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia
• Uppsala workshop for PhD students on Integrated Science and Career Possibilities
• The 2nd EuroIndia ICT Co-operation International Event
• Fourth International SASNET Fermented Foods conference to be held in Anand
• Varanasi conference on Energy, Environment & Disaster For Sustainable Development
• 22nd Kerala Science Congress in Thrissur
• International Seminar on Buddhism and Globalization in New Delhi
• Chandigarh conference on Punjabis in a Transnational World
• Mumbai conference on Modernity, Identity and Resistance in South Asia
• Wayanad conference on Marginalised Tribes
• 8th International Conference of Labour History in New Delhi
• BASAS 2010 conference focuses on Landscapes of the Imagination and South Asia
• Cergy-Pontoise colloquium on Changing Images of India and Africa
• 20th European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art conference
• Indian conveners at 17th World Congress of Sociology in Gothenburg
• 21st European Conference on Modern South Asian Studies in Bonn
• Other conferences connected to South Asian studies arranged all over the World
Important lectures and seminars in Scandinavia
• The Swallows celebrate 50 years anniversary with seminar series
• Aman Agarwal lectures at BTH and KTH
• Oslo seminar with Syeda Abida Hussain
• CPAS lecture on the Role of Central Asia in the Discovery of Global Warming
• Copenhagen seminar on Indian Television, globalization and popular discourses of change
• Gothenburg workshop on non-materialist values in the public spaces
• Kunal Sen lectures on Economic Growth in Indian States
• ACE lecture on Youth, sexuality and popular culture in New Delhi
• Copenhagen workshop on Reimagining Pakistan
• Copenhagen seminars on Indian Astronomy
Business and Politics
• European Development Days held in Stockholm
• Swedish Prime Minister chairs the 2009 EU – India summit in New Delhi
• SIBC/BTH India Business seminar in Ronneby
• IBC Euroforum seminar on successful business in India
• Information about South Asia related business and politics in Sweden
South Asia related culture in Scandinavia
• Satyajit Ray films to be shown in Copenhagen
• Interesting new Indian films to be shown at the Florence Film Festival
• More information about South Asia related culture in Sweden and Scandinavia
New and updated items on SASNET web site
Swedish departments where research on South Asia is going on:
• Useful travelling information
SASNET/Swedish South Asian Studies Network
SASNET is a national network for research, education, and information about South Asia based at Lund University. Its aim is to promote a dynamic networking process in which Swedish researchers co-operate with researchers in South Asia and globally.
The SASNET network is open to all the sciences. Priority is given to interdisciplinary cooperation across faculties, and more particularly to institutions in the Nordic countries and South Asia. SASNET believes that South Asian studies will be most fruitfully pursued as a cooperative endeavour between researchers in different institutions who have a solid base in their mother disciplines.
The network is financed by Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and by Lund University.
Postal address: SASNET Swedish South Asian Studies Network, Scheelevägen 15 D, SE-223 70 Lund, Sweden
Visiting address: Ideon Research Park, House Alpha 1 (first floor, room no. 2040), in the premises of the Centre for East and South East Asian Studies at Lund University (ACE).
Phone: + 46 46 222 73 40
Fax: + 46 46 222 30 41
Web site: http://www.sasnet.lu.se