Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
The Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, is home to over one hundred affiliated scholars researching and teaching on Asia. Our community of scholars spans a broad range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Our regional breadth covers the entire Asian continent.
The principal mission of the Asian Institute is to provide the intellectual core for cutting-edge interdisciplinary research and teaching on Asia. Though organized along sub-regional lines - with centres for South Asian Studies, Korean Studies, and related groups focusing on Southeast Asia and Central and Inner Asia – the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto encourages intra-regional dialogue and interdisciplinary collaboration.
In conjunction with the Dr. David Chu Program in Asia-Pacific Studies, the Asian Institute runs several undergraduate and graduate programs (Asia-Pacific Studies & South Asian Studies), seminar series, conferences, workshops and Asian Heritage Month events each year. Our objective is to bring together scholars, students and community members in order to deepen our collective understanding of one of the world’s most dynamic regions.