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Cooperation with the University of Oslo

05. Jun. 2012

The University of Oslo, particularly its Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, cooperates closely with the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context".

The cooperation aims at setting up research collaborations on the level of junior and senior researchers between the two institutions. Common projects include the online database “Thesaurus Linguae Sericae”, an online database on historical and comparative Chinese conceptual schemes, which has already been developed by the Cluster ”Asia and Europe” and the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Oslo. In addition, several joint workshops have already taken place.  

Oslo University´s Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages belongs to the Faculty of Humanities. The department has wide expertise in the study of religion and culture as well as within language-based area studies. Its main focus is on South Asia, East Asia, the Middle East and North Africa and it is involved in a multitude of research projects. 

Founded in 1811 as The Royal Frederick University, the University of Oslo (UiO) is Norway’s largest and oldest institution of higher education today. The university has faculties of Law, Medicine, Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Dentistry, Social Sciences, Education and Theology. In addition, the University of Oslo has eight Centres of Excellence. The Academic Ranking of World Universities has consistently placed the institution among the world's top 100 universities.  

Other international partner institutions of the Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe” include University of Leiden, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Harvard University, Duke University, Arizona State University, Peking University, Kanagawa University, Kansai University, Kyoto University, University of Hong Kong, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts and the German Commission for UNESCO.


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