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Orient Institute

The Orient Institute (IO) was founded in 1989. It is a research unit belonging to Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (ISCSP - School of Social and Political Sciences) at Universidade de Lisboa.

 

Areas of intervention

Asian Studies are the focus of research at the IO. They take a multidisciplinary approach, thanks to the diverse academic backgrounds of its researchers with international experience ranging from Anthropology to International Relations. The specific realities of each country and sub-region and relations between Portugal and Asia are particularly important.

 

Activities are carried out under three research groups:

- Middle East and Central Asia;

Southeast Asia and South Asia;

- East Asia.

 

 

Activities

The IO researchers work in research projects, organisation of conferences, publication of articles, working papers, dissertations and books and post-graduate, training and consultancy programmes.

 

 

 

 

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Asian Press Review Headlines

  • Friday, 13 July 2018 União Europeia - Singapura

    The free trade agreement between Singapore and the European Union (EU) is a "pathfinder" deal that could pave the way for similar pacts between the EU and other Asian nations, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said on Wednesday.

     

  • Friday, 13 July 2018 Arábia Saudita

    A two-day forum targeting 20,000 women and bringing together under one roof all the services related to women driving began on Sunday.
    Specialists at the forum expect that lifting the ban on women driving will create more than 50,000 jobs after a year.

     

  • Friday, 13 July 2018 Cazaquistão

    In line with the 20th anniversary of Astana as its capital, Kazakhstan took a step forward in becoming a key hub for Islamic and Silk Road finance with the official launch of the Astana International Finance Center.

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