On May 28, the Central European Institute of Asian Studies (CEIAS) started its existence.
CEIAS is an independent think tank with branches in the cities of Bratislava (Slovakia), Olomouc (Czech Republic), and Vienna (Austria). Building upon the activities of the Institute of Asian Studies in Bratislava, CEIAS is a joint venture of the Institute of Asian Studies, Palacky University’s project ‘Sinophone Borderlands – Interaction at the edges’ (CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000791), the Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy, and the Department of East Asian Studies at Comenius University.
The main purpose of CEIAS is to spread knowledge about Asia among scholars, experts and professionals in Central Europe and beyond, while at the same time to inform the wider world about Central European engagements with Asia.
To meet our aims, we conduct and publish own research, organize public seminars and conferences, support education about relevant Asian topics, and communicate with the media. Our activities focus mainly on international relations and security studies in the geographical regions of East, Southeast, South, and Central Asia. The CEIAS cooperates with similar organizations and like-minded individuals in the region and beyond to help achieve our goals.