South East Asian Studies is one of the five main regional postgraduate programmes in the School. Some 25 members of staff, from all the disciplines represented at the School, are engaged in teaching regional courses in a wide range of postgraduate programmes, and supervising doctoral students' research degree projects.
The Centre of South East Asian Studies (CSEAS) encourages and supports research by both staff and students. CSEAS also hosts visiting scholars who are working on projects relevant to the Centre. Please contact the Chair of CSEAS, Dr Carol Tan (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in becoming a visiting scholar at CSEAS.It promotes joint, interdisciplinary and longer-term research, to which research for postgraduate degrees is often linked. The Centre exists to stimulate a lively research culture concerned with South East Asian issues. Its seminars and programme of events promote interdisciplinary study, research and discussion, and disseminate a wider awareness of the region.
The Centre acts as a forum for the University of London as a whole, and more generally for South East Asianists in the universities of southern Britain, especially through its e-mail network. It works closely with the Association for South East Asian Studies in the UK (ASEASUK), and with the European Association of South East Asian Studies (EUROSEAS), as well as having special relations with a number of universities in South East Asia. More broadly, the Centre seeks to link higher education, government and business, in part through the SOAS Briefing Office.