Message from the President

NFS Coissoro 20120223 007Today, academia, research and society are very closely interconnected. R&D units are therefore vital in balancing the particular needs of academia with those of civil society in their different areas.

The main goal of Orient Institute (IO) is therefore to study the contemporary history and future prospects of Asia, focusing particularly on its main countries, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan and highlighting their bilateral relations with Portugal and the European Union. The IO thus seeks to contribute to the production of scientific and empirical knowledge, which is essential to the different players in civil society with an interest in fostering collaboration and cooperation with their counterparts in the East.

As President of Orient Institute, I would like to take the opportunity to welcome and thank all those visiting our website. I hope that the contents are able to serve as a good starting point for any personal or professional projects that you may be undertaking.

Narana Coissoró


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Asian Press Review Headlines

  • Thursday, 18 January 2018 Coreia do Sul - Coreia do Norte

    The issue of a “joint march” is forecast to gain more attention, with Seoul’s Sports Minister Do Jong-hwan hinting at the possibility of marching under the Korean Unification Flag. “The discussion is still ongoing, but the Korean Unification flag will be raised at the opening when a joint entrance is agreed upon,” Do said during a meeting with lawmakers at the National Assembly.


  • Thursday, 18 January 2018 Japão - Myanmar

    Japan stands steadfastly behind Myanmar against global condemnation over its handling of the violence in northern Rakhine State that forced over 650,000 Muslims to flee to neighbouring Bangladesh.


  • Thursday, 18 January 2018 Malásia - Singapura

    Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak says Malaysia does not want to return to "confrontational diplomacy and barbed rhetoric" when conducting bilateral relations with Singapore.


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