Dr Geir Helgesen was trained as a researcher at the Institute of Cultural Sociology at University of Copenhagen. His MA and PhD focused on the political culture of the divided Korea.
Currently he serves as Director of NIAS, the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, a research centre attached to the Institute of Political Science at University of Copenhagen.
NIAS is a repository of Asian language sources for Nordic institutions of higher education. Currently it is providing digital resources to 25 Nordic universities and research centres.
Geir is retiring the position as director of NIAS at the end of 2018, and will then take up a position as Research Associate at NIAS, a position he also held at FDDI, the Fudan Development Institute.