Asia Research Centre

Asia Research Centre is a specialized research unit within the Copenhagen Business School offering high-quality research and teaching in the field of Asian studies

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Asia is a strategic priority area at Copenhagen Business School, and Asia Research Centre (ARC) is a specialized research unit within CBS offering high-quality research and teaching in the field of Asian studies. Since it's establishment in 1995 the key role of ARC has been to foster Asia-related research, teaching, and other activities across the school.


The vision of Asia Research Centre is to become a world-class Asian studies research centre on business and economic development in Asia in a political and social context.
The Centre aims to enlarge its research portfolio by participating in national and international networks and attracting strong talent to undertake cutting-edge research within our particular areas of strength on China, India, Japan and the region of Southeast Asia. In terms of disciplines, we will continue to attract faculty within a broad range of social science disciplines with relevance for economic and business development. By consolidating the Centre in key thematic areas and collaborating with other researchers and centres at CBS and research organisations worldwide, we strive to create a solid institutional identity to effectively meet our mission and research goals.
In addition, by securing a common strategy for Asia Research Centre and the Asian Studies Programme the Centre will attract high-caliber research faculty and international students and develop new courses in Asian Studies.


Our mission is:
To maintain CBS’s position as the key research centre for Asian studies in the Nordic region and maintain CBS’s first-mover advantage in business-related Asian studies in the Nordic area.
To provide up-to-date research and reliable analysis of current political, social, economic and business developments associated with and contributing to the present shift from West to East in global economics and business development.

To achieve this, our main objectives are:

  • To deepen and upgrade Asia-related research activities at CBS as a whole and establish research projects and networks focusing on Asia that have international reach and impact.
  • Arrange workshops, international conferences and guest lectures on topics related to relevant economic, political and social developments in Asia.
  • To engage in cooperation with Danish and international business and academic partners as well as governmental institutions and NGOs.
  • To disseminate our results to the international research community, to the business world and to the public.
  • To host foreign visiting scholars who can contribute to a fertile research environment at ARC.
  • To contribute with research-based educational inputs to the Asian Studies Programme and other courses at CBS, including Executive Education.
  • To edit and publish The Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies (double blind reviewed academic journal) and the Copenhagen Discussion Papers (working paper series on Asia).
The page was last edited by: Asia Research Centre // 04/25/2017


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DK-2000 Frederiksberg
+45 3815 5650
Director of Centre: Ari Kokko


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