The Nordic NIAS Council is a body that actively works to support and strengthen Asian studies in the Nordic region, presently consisting of 23 Nordic universities and research institutions in all five Nordic countries.
The aims of the NNC are to further Nordic Asian studies by pooling resources and establishing mutual cooperation in developing research, as well as and the organization of conferences, seminars and Asia relevant education, in the Nordic region. Benefits for NNC institutions include access to a Nordic network of research activities and researchers within Asian studies but also prioritized access to the NIAS’ Support Programme for Asian Studies .
Students and scholars from NNC member institutions via the Asiaportal.info also gain access to NNC only e-resources for studies on Asia:
- A selection of databases focusing on Asia
- Asian newspapers
- NIAS’ journals collection (back-access up to 2013)
- A selection of c. 100 titles of NIAS Press e-books