ias @ ubd
researching asia from the heart of asia
The Institute of Asian Studies (IAS) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) is a research institute dedicated to producing and disseminating cutting-edge knowledge about the societies, economies, politics, cultures and histories of the Asian region. With a core staff and affiliated researchers producing multidisciplinary scholarship, and located at the heart of Asia on the beautiful and ecologically diverse island of Borneo, the IAS serves Brunei as well as the global community in elevating our understanding of this dynamic region of the world.
News & Events
Senior Professor Phan Lê Hà, from the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education (SHBIE) at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, sat down for a talk about her
Please join us at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 March 2019, for a talk by Professor Victor T. King, Professor of Borneo Studies at IAS,
IAS Research Associate Dr. Magne Knudsen has recently published an article on “Agrarian Transition in the Southern Philippines: More than Poverty, Dispossession and Violence” in
The staff of IAS consists of researchers in the institute as well as joint appointees and research associates from across the University. Housed in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), the IAS enjoys a particularly close working relationship with FASS, and its researchers teach modules for such majors as Anthropology & Sociology and History & International Relations.
Recent Staff Publications
The core mission of the IAS staff is to engage in research and to publish.
Jeremy Jammes & David Palmer, “Occulting the Dao: Daoist Inner Alchemy, French Spiritism and Vietnamese Colonial Modernity in Caodai Translingual Practice.” Journal of Asian Studies, 77(2), 2018: 405–428. [Access]
Jetin, B., & Chaisse, J. (2018). “International Investment Policy for Small States: The Case of Brunei”. In J. Chaisse & L. Nottage, (eds.) International Investment Treaties and Arbitration Across Asia (pp. 384-410). Leiden; Boston: Brill Editors. [Access]
Harrison, D., King, V.T., & Eades, J.S. (eds.) (2018) Tourism in East and Southeast Asia. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge. [Access]
IAS offers research-based MA and PhD programmes in Asian Studies.
IAS Serves Brunei and the Global Community through its Seminar Series, Publications, Conferences and International Collaborations.
To exchange ideas with other members of the University community and the public, the IAS holds a regular seminar series.
The Institute maintains a BOOK SERIES and a WORKING PAPER SERIES.
The IAS regularly organizes and hosts conferences and workshops.