Memorandum of Understanding

MOU with Rice University

Chao Center for Asian Studies


NUS and the Rice University signed a Memorandum of Understanding effective from 4 June 2010.  An addendum to the MOU was also signed effective on the same date between ARI and Rice's Chao Center for Asian Studies.  The addendum covers the areas of Asian Studies with specific focus on transnational economic, cultural, and other flows, including infectious diseases, as well as inter-Asian migration.  Under this MOU addendum, ARI and Chao Centre will explore efforts in exchange of scholars, joint research activities, organization of and participation in joint academic and scientific activities such as seminars and academic meetings, and exchange of scientific, academic and technical information, appropriate academic materials and other information of mutual interest to both parties.
 
The Chao Center for Asian Studies is a research institute within the Rice University based in Houston, USA and is attached to a thriving undergraduate major.  It supports a model of Asian Studies that looks carefully and critically at the complex ways people in ‘Asia’ have been involved with one another and with the rest of the world, not only today, but also in the past.

     

MOU with FASS and MPI-MMG

Max Planck Institute For The Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity Faculty of Arts and
Social Sciences, NUS

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The Asia Research Institute and the Faculty of Arts and Social Science (FASS) of NUS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Max Planck Institute for The Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI-MMG) of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (Max Planck Society) effective from 1 September 2009.  Under this MOU, ARI, FASS and MPI-MMG will engage in research collaborations on areas that are of mutual interest to all three institutions, exchange of scholars, and organization of and participation in joint academic and scientific activities such as seminars, workshops and conferences.

The FASS is one of the largest Faculties in the National University of Singapore with 15 departments and programmes and a Centre for Language Studies, offering a comprehensive range of humanities and social sciences in this part of the world.  A focus on Asia underscores the Faculty's commitment to achieve excellence in the study of Asia by extending the boundaries of scholarship and knowledge of all aspects of this dynamic and important region.  Six interdisciplinary research clusters - Global Cities/Urban Studies; Cognition and Behaviour; Health; Migration; Religion; Science and Technology - enhance research in the Faculty further.

The MPI-MMG was established in November 2007. In order to investigate key forms and dynamics of diversity, the research agenda of the Institute is structured around three selected research departments, respectively devoted to: socio-cultural diversity (including social anthropology, social psychology, sociology and history), religious pluralism (including religious studies/history of religions, sociology and social anthropology), and legal/political aspects of diversity (including political science, law, philosophy and political sociology).  The MPI-MMG is dedicated to the multi-disciplinary study of diversity in historical and contemporary societies, particularly concerning ethnic and religious forms and dynamics.

     

MOU with IIAS

The International Institute of Asian Studies  


The Asia Research Institute of NUS and the International Institute of Asian Studies signed a Memorandum of Understanding effective from 1 April 2009.  Under this MOU, ARI and IIAS will engage in research collaboration on areas that are of mutual interest to both institutions, exchange of scholars, and organization of and participation in joint academic and scientific activities such as seminars, workshops and conferences.
 
The IIAS is a research institute based in Leiden, the Netherlands.  It is the foremost research institute for Asian Studies in continental Europe.  Its objective is to encourage the interdisciplinary and comparative study of Asia and to promote national and international cooperation.  The institute focuses on the human and social sciences and on the interaction with other sciences.  ARI hopes to be linked to and known to all major Asia institutes in Europe through strong alliance with IIAS.

     

MOU with EFEO

The French School of Asian Studies (École française d’Extrême-Orient, or EFEO)  


A Memorandum of Understanding between the Asia Research Institute of NUS and the École française d’Extrême-Orient was made on 1 January 2005 to foster interaction and co-operation in the field of Southeast Asian Studies.  Both institutions will collaborate in the exchange of visiting scholars, joint research projects and conferences, training programme in archaelogy, information sharing and joint publications.The French School of Asian Studies (École française d’Extrême-Orient, or EFEO) is an institution under the aegis of the French Ministry of Higher Education and Research whose scholarly mission is the study of the classical civilizations of Asia through the humanities and social sciences. The field of its research extends from India to China and Japan and includes all of Southeast Asia.  The EFEO approaches the study of Asia through multidisciplinary, comparative research projects bringing together archaeology, history, anthropology, philology, and religious studies.