Harvard University, Asia Centre & Harvard Medical School
The Asia Centre at Harvard University inaugurated in 1997. The centre is an active organisation with an array of programmes focusing on International Relations in Asia and Comparative Studies of Asian countries and regions. It reflects Harvard's commitment to Asia and the growing connections between Asian nations. The Asia Centre's various programmes focus on international relations in Asia and comparative studies of Asian countries. Its interdisciplinary approach brings together the University's departments and schools.
Harvard Medical School (HMS) is one of the graduate schools of Harvard University. It is located in the Longwood Medical Area of Mission Hill in Boston, Massachusetts. Established in 1782, HMS is the third oldest medical school in the U.S. Its departments are Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Genetics, Global Health and Social Medicine, Health Care Policy, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Neurobiology, Pathology, Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, and Systems Biology.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The University has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines.
The University of Chicago, Department of History
The University of Chicago's Department of History offers studies in cultural and intellectual history, interdisciplinary and comparative history, as well as international history. The Department of History especially supports interdisciplinary approaches and intellectual exchange.
The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois, USA. It was founded in 1890 by the American Baptist Education Society with a donation from John D. Rockefeller. The University of Chicago consists of a college, several graduate programs as well as interdisciplinary committees and a school of continuing education. Approximately 15,000 students are enrolled at the University of Chicago and it is located on Chicago's South Side, just 15 minutes from the city center.
Duke University, Department of History
Duke University's Department of History ranks among the top fifteen programmes in the U.S. Its faculty members cover a diverse range of topics and share a common approach to the past: seeking to join knowledge of particular areas with broad engagement across fields and disciplines. Among others, departmental fields of inquiry include comparative colonial studies, gender, global transnational history, medieval and early modern history, as well as politics, public life, and governance.
Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Duke University was originally founded by Methodists and Quakers in 1838. In 1924, the tobacco industrialist James B. Duke established the Duke Endowment and the university changed its name in honour of his father, Washington Duke. Younger than most other prestigious U.S. research universities, Duke University consistently ranks among the very best: in the 2011 QS World University Rankings, Duke was counted among the top 20 universities worldwide. The university is organized into two undergraduate and ten graduate and professional schools. Its campus spans over 35 square kilometers on three campuses in Durham as well as a marine lab in Beaufort.
University of Hong Kong, Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences
The Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences of Hong Kong University was established in 2001. Its mission is to promote innovative, multi-disciplinary work in the humanities and social sciences by supporting diverse platforms for a critical community of scholars to share experience across the globe.
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) was founded in 1911. Today it is one of the leading international institutions of higher learning in Asia. HKU is renowned for excellence in teaching, learning and research. In 2010 it was awarded the first place in the QS Asian University Rankings. HKU atrracts outstanding scholars from around the world and is committed to keeping a flexible, pluralistic and supportive intellectual environment. Major areas of research include Human Health and Development, Built and Natural Environments, China Studies, and Communications. The university's main campus is located on Bonham Road and Pok Fu Lam Road in the Mid-levels of Hong Kong Island.
Kyoto University, Asian Studies Unit & Faculty and Graduate School of Letters & Faculty and Graduate School of Economics
The Kyoto University Asian Studies Unit (KUASU) was founded in 2012. The KUASU is an interdisciplinary academic centre for integrated Asian Studies. It aims to open "a new window on Asia" by providing researchers and students from around the world with the opportunity to connect and to collaborate.
Kyoto Univerity’s Faculty and Graduate School of Letters can be traced back to the establishment of the College of Letters (Bunka Daigaku) of Kyoto Imperial University in 1906. Currently in 2014, it consists of five divisions with 33 departments: "philosophy and literature","philosophy", "history", "behavioral studies", and "contemporary culture".
The Faculty and Graduate School of Economics at Kyoto University originates from the economics lectures at the College of Law of the Kyoto Imperial University in 1900. The Faculty of Economics was established in 1919 and the Graduate School of Economics in 1953. The Graduate School has over 250 masters and doctoral students and hosts around 100 international students.
Kyoto University is one of the major national universities located in Kyoto, Japan. It is the second oldest university in Japan and was formerly one of Japan's Imperial Universities. Today Kyoto University has about 22,000 students enrolled in both undergraduate and graduate programmes. In the 2010 Global University Ranking, Kyoto University came in 11th place.
Leiden University, Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science
With roughly 4700 students and 430 faculty members, the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science is the largest faculty at Leiden University. Its main objective is to engage in fundamental research. Therefore, its education programme is largely research based and the strong interaction between education and research offers its students an excellent empirical education.
Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in 1575 and today is one of Europe's foremost research universities. Its focus is on research and interdiscliplinarity. Research activities at Leiden University cover eleven research profiles that transcend traditional boundaries between research fields and faculties. Leiden University's main research areas include Asian modernities and traditions, Global Interaction of people, culture and power through the ages, Language diversity and Political Legitimacy with regard to institutions and identities.
Jawaharlal Nehru University, School of Arts and Aesthetics
Jawaharlal Nehru University´s School of Arts and Aesthetics is the only place in India where the study of arts is integrated into a programme that allows students to understand the individual arts in the broader context of history, sociology, politics, semiotics, gender, and cultural studies. The three fields of study offered are Visual Studies, Theatre and Performance, as well as Cinema Studies.
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is located in New Delhi and was established in the early 1970s. It is mainly a research-oriented postgraduate University. JNU offers a teacher-student ratio of 1:10 and its mode of instruction encourages students to explore their own creativity instead of reproducing received knowledge. JNU's mission is to combine new perspective with the traditional disciplines of the Indian university system. Moreover, JNU is dedicated to the Nehruvian objectives of national integration, social justice, secularism, the democratic way of life, international understanding and scientific approach to the problems of society.
University of Oslo, Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages
The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages at University of Oslo is located in the Faculty of Humanities. The department has wide expertise in the study of religion and culture as well as in 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) today is Norway’s largest and oldest institution of higher education. 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 faculties as well as eight Centres of Excellence. The Academic Ranking of World Universities has consistently placed the institution among the world's top 100 universities and to date, UiO has brought forth several Nobel Prize laureates.
UNESCO Archives and UNESCO History Project
The UNESCO Archives are the institutional memory of UNESCO. It aims to document the history and activities of the organisation since 1945 to the present day and to help the Secretariat to manage its records. UNESCO History Project was launched by the Director-General of UNESCO. Its objective is to encourage and enhance multiple and diverse studies on various aspects of the history of the organisation.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations established on 16 November 1945. Its stated purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and the human rights along with fundamental freedoms proclaimed in the UN Charter.
University of Zurich, University Research Priority Program "Asia and Europe"
The University of Zurich's University Research Priority Program "Asia and Europe" (URPP) was established in 2005. It explores the relations between the regions of Asia and Europe in historical and contemporary contexts. The URPP "Asia and Europe" brings together various disciplines and faculties of the University of Zurich to create a comprehensive interdisciplinary research structure.
The University of Zurich was founded in 1833, although its origins date back as far as 1525 to the activities of the protestant reformer Ulrich Zwingli. With 24,000 students and 1,900 graduates every year, the University of Zurich is Switzerland's largest university.