Forum for South Asia Studies

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Forum for South Asia Studies (FSAS) is a collaborative academic effort by six faculties of Uppsala University of Sweden aimed at facilitating and promoting research and education related to the South Asian countries: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Afghanistan, on the national and international level.[1]

Aims[edit]

The purpose of the Forum for South Asia Studies is to strengthen South Asia related research and education, and increase Uppsala University’s collaboration with the region. The Forum is a coordinated effort by the six faculties that constitute the Humanities and Social Sciences:[1]

  • The Faculty of Theology
  • The Faculty of Law
  • The Faculty of History and Philosophy
  • The Faculty of the Social Sciences
  • The Faculty of Languages
  • The Faculty of Educational Sciences

The FSAS aims at:

  • creating an academic environment for collaboration and information in research and education focusing on the South Asian countries: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, the Maldives and Afghanistan;
  • promoting and making visible South Asia related research and education at Uppsala University to other academic environments and to the general public;
  • facilitating international collaboration between scholars in the field of South Asia research and education at Uppsala University and scholars from other universities.[1]

Education[edit]

FSAS conducts a student and teacher exchange program between Uppsala University and Calcutta University.[2]

Administration[edit]

The administration of the Forum for South Asia Studies is placed at the Department of Theology.[1]

Ferdinando Sardella, Faculty of Theology, is the current director of the FSAS. Other board members are: Gunnel Cederlöf, Faculty of History and Philosophy; Eva Hellman, Faculty of Theology; Rebecca Stern, Faculty of Law; Heinz-Werner Wessler, Faculty of Languages; Ranjula Bali, Faculty of Social Sciences; and Fiona Rotberg, Faculty of Social Sciences.[1]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Forum for South Asia Studies". Uppsala Universitet. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Forum for South Asia Studies". Uppsala Universitet. Retrieved 21 January 2014.