The Network for Asian Studies (Asianettverket) is based at the Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM) at the University of Oslo, Norway.


Asianettverket is a Norwegian research network promoting studies and research on Asia, and sharing knowledge about the region's history, society, culture, politics and the environment. The network was founded in 1996 and is led by a group of scholars in Norway with a research interest for Asia.

The Network:

  • organizes academically stimulating conferences, seminars, and lectures.
  • promotes contact between disciplines and institutions.
  • encourages recruitment to and promotion of Asian research.
  • facilitates and encourages academic cooperation between researchers and research institutions.

The network does not carry out its own research, but promotes research activities on the Asian region.