The LeidenAsiaCentre is the Netherlands’ expertise centre for socially relevant and applicable knowledge on modern East Asia, including Singapore. It actively aims to expand its expertise and to use this in collaboration with a growing number of diverse societal partners, in particular the business sector, the social midfield, the media, governments and academic and non-academic knowledge centres.
The LeidenAsiaCentre achieves this by:
• Consulting with the societal field in identifying research questions
• Conducting original academic research, taking into account the needs of partners in society
• Building and expanding a broad network within the Dutch government, the media, educational institutions, the business sector and the social midfield
• Disseminating knowledge by means of lectures, conferences, intensive training courses and publications, including web publications
The LeidenAsiaCentre organizes its research projects and other activities around a number of core themes agreed for the coming period, each of which has an average duration of approximately two years. The core themes decided in 2015 are: ‘China in the Netherlands’, ‘The Netherlands in China’ and ‘Human Rights’.
In what ways is Asia important for the Netherlands, and what does the Netherlands mean for Asia? Our research will contribute to strengthening and improving the relations and understanding between people, organizations and governments in Asia and the Netherlands. The LeidenAsiaCentre focuses primarily on East Asia: China (including Taiwan), Japan, Korea and Singapore. At a later stage we will expand our activities, first to South East Asia and in particular Indonesia, and in the longer term to other Asiatic regions.
If you are interested in our research or in a possible partnership, we invite you to contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website: www.leidenasiacente.nl