The Central Asia network was established in October 2022 in response to a growing interest in Central Asia among scholars in International Studies and other related disciplines, policy-makers, and practitioners.
The network brings together scholars to discuss and debate, for example:
The network aims to share knowledge and information about research activities related to Central Asia and contribute toward the development of high-quality conceptual, methodological and theoretical tools to further an understanding of Central Asia’s international relations.
The group is committed to strengthening the network of scholars working on Central Asia related themes in Finnish higher education and research institutions as well as encouraging dialogue with practitioners and policy-makers.
The activities of the network are decided upon demand and may include, for example, panels at conferences (esp. the triannual Katse conference), workshops, publications, and information sharing.
The network maintains an email list intended for knowledge and information sharing about Central Asia, especially related to research and higher education. To subscribe, please, see https://lists.tuni.fi/mailman/listinfo/ficentralasia
Anni Kangas, anni.kangas(a)tuni.fi