Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies


The research interests of IAPS members fall under a wide range of disciplines that include history, cultures, language and area studies, business and economics, politics and international relations, sociology and geography. IAPS welcomes research students working on any country in Asia, but particularly if they are working on the major research areas set out below. The four themes are deliberately broad to encourage inter-disciplinary projects.

The major research themes of IAPS members focus on:

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IAPS will circulate a call for staff seedcorn funding in relation to these themes in the Spring of each academic year. Find out more about IAPS funding.



Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

School of Politics and International Relations
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 828 3087