Asianet Online Courses open for application

The Centre would like to inform about the possibility to study online courses about Asia during Fall 2020, organised by the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies (Asianet). The courses are free of charge for registered degree and exchange students, from the member universities of Asianet, including:

  • Aalto University
  • University of Helsinki
  • University of Jyväskylä
  • University of Tampere
  • University of Turku
  • University of Vaasa
  • Åbo Akademi University

This is an opportunity to study business, cultures, and societies of East, Southeast, and South Asia remotely from one’s own convenience and to learn about Asia and the individual countries, both at introductory, as well as advanced levels. The courses are beneficial for not only those who wish to have a career or have study plans related to Asia, but to those as well who are interested in international affairs in general.

The student can decide to take single courses or combine two or more courses into a minor degree, the Mini Minor, that is the whole Asian Programme for 25 ECTS. The Mini Minor is designed for students who prefer to include a small minor in Asian Studies in their degree.

Below are some information and links on the courses but one can find more information by visiting Asianet website for detailed list and the content of the courses offered in Fall 2020 as well as the application process.

Please note that the application period is from August 24 to September 13.

  • Contemporary East Asia (4 or 6 ECTS): Basic knowledge on social and political phenomena in East Asia, recent developments in individual countries and emerging regional forms of cooperation and media cultures.
  • Culture in East and Southeast Asia (3 or 5 ECTS): East and Southeast Asia through the viewpoint of the central values in the region and cultural encounters. This course offers a possibility for the students to learn more deeply about their preferred area when selecting the literature for the book exam and topic for the essay.

This blog post was written by one of the Center’s interns, Sukhman Gill. Sukhman is from Finland but did her LL.B in England. She is currently doing a Master’s in International Business Law at the University of Helsinki and a M.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration at Hanken School of Economics. She is particularly interested in Comparative Law, Cross-Border Transactions and Intellectual Property Law.