SASNET will become a research-focused center in 2020
Already in 2015, SASNET began to focus its activities on research. Andreas Johansson, a historian of religion, was hired as Director of SASNET in November 2016. Johansson took concrete steps in developing SASNET into a research-oriented center by hiring researchers and co-creating the South Asia Initiative with the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. One of Johansson's main goals was to secure permanent funding for SASNET from Lund University. This goal was achieved in January 2018. The details of the organizational change from network to research-focused center will be worked out during 2019.
Read more about SASNET:s history here