Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies

About the Institute

Founded by Professor Teddy Thomas in 1994, the mission of the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS) is to promote advanced research in the humanities and social sciences, to support and co-ordinate postgraduate teaching and to enhance understanding of the Asia and Pacific region.

The Institute enjoys a generous bequest from the late Sir Stanley and Lady Tomlinson. It has been headed by Professor Katharine Adeney since 2013. It produces IAPS Dialogue, producing contemporary analysis of the entire Asia region (working with its sister platform, CPI Analysis), organises an annual Tomlinson Lecture, as well as a research seminar series on a wide range of topics.

As a University wide and tri-campus research institute it brings together members of staff, visiting scholars and students to foster Asian scholarship across disciplinary boundaries.

It is organised into different geographic areas:

In addition, the China Soccer Observatory, led by Dr Jon Sullivan and Professor Chadwick produces analysis on football and China. IAPS has a Ningbo branch and a Malaysia branch.

Law and Social Sciences Building

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+44 (0)115 82 83087

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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 82 83087