Nordic Research on India


Aarhus University

Aarhus University’s biggest India collaboration is in the field of biotechnology. They have received a major grant from Novozymes and the Henning Holck-Larsen Foundation to foster bilateral mobility between Indian Aarhus researchers. For more information please click here.


Copenhagen Business School

Copenhagen Business School has begun collaborating with the Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, India since June 2012. Copenhagen Business School also has a vibrant Asia Research Centre that offers high-quality research and teaching in the field of Asian studies. For more information please click here.


University of Copenhagen

The University of Copenhagen has a Centre of Global South Asian Studies is a trans-disciplinary research centre facilitating research and teaching on South Asia at the University of Copenhagen. They are currently involved in a research project titled ‘Nation in Motion: Globalisation, Development and Governance in ‘New India’’. The Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences of University of Copenhagen also collaborates with Indian institutions. For more information on the collaborating institutions please click here.


University of Eastern Finland

An erstwhile secretariat of the NCI, UEF is strongly committed to building ties in India. A look at their international strategy is a testament to the same. Also, India’s Energy and Resources Institute, TERI, became the first partner to set up a branch office at UEF’s International University Hub.


University of Helsinki

India related research is being conducted at the Faculty of Arts.


University of Jyväskylä

India specific research is being carried out at the Department of History and EthnologyDepartment of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For information about their India collaboration please click here.



University of Iceland

The University of Iceland is home to ASÍS – Icelandic Centre for Asian Studies that aims to increase understanding and appreciation of the Asian region among Icelandic academics, students and general public. ASÍS plays a pivotal role in expanding contacts with Asian or Asia-related institutes of research and higher education at the University of Iceland.


University of Oslo

University of Oslo (UiO) has research collaboration with Indian partners within sciences, medicine, social sciences and humanities addressing a range of areas such as: geophysics and glaciology; health; health information systems; energy, environment and consumption; and democracy, equality and poverty. Several of UiO’s Centres of Excellence (CoE), both national and Nordic, include collaboration with Indian partners. For more information please click here.


University of Bergen

The University of Bergen has a vibrant Department of Social AnthropologyDepartment of Sociology and Centre for Women’s and Gender Research (SKOK) that produces research on India. It also supports the Bergen Resource Centre for International Development.


Peace Research Institute of Oslo

PRIO has several India related research projects addressing a range of areas such as urbanization, religious nationalism, energy security, climate change, biopolitics, etc. To know more click here.


Lund University

Lund University is the home of Swedish South Asian Studies Network (SASNET) which is an inter-disciplinary platform that promotes education, research, and information about the countries of South Asia while also also a national open network resource connecting researchers and academics working on projects related to South Asia at universities throughout Sweden and the Nordic countries. For a list of researchers working on India related themes at Lund please click here.


Stockholm University

Stockholm University has a Forum for Asia studies, where one can find out about all the research related to India.


Umeå University

Umeå University’s Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine has linkages with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi and Mahatma Gandhi Medical College & Research Institute in Pondicherry. A Vinnova – funded research project on tuberculosis in collaboration with researchers at the Open Source Drug Discovery Unit in Bangalore is also based at Umeå. Medical student education is partnered with St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore. For more information on Umeå’s India based collaborations please click here.


University of Gothenburg

The Department of Literature, History of Ideas, and Religion has strong India based research collaborations. The Gothenburg University Laboratory for Dendrochronology (GULD) also has an ongoing project on the Asian monsoons. University of Gothenburg also has ‘Go:India’ – a broad interfaculty project intending to create the basis for academic cooperation in India.


Uppsala University

Uppsala University has a Forum for South Asia Studies, which is an interdisciplinary research forum in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Spanning across six faculties (Theology, Law, History and Philosophy, Social Sciences, Languages, Educational Sciences) researchers at Uppsala University are working on multiple subjects related to the South Asian region. For information about research related to India please click here.


Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University has developed a strategic project to develop academic cooperation in India on a wider scale. The university has a strong research profile with focus on India in the fields of  business studies, media studies, religious studies, social work, and at the interdisciplinary Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies.


Linköping University

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Linköping University and the Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences were part of a research project titled ”Developing a Multisectoral Approach Model for Sustainable Health and Development through Institutional Collaboration between India and Sweden”.  The university also has a sizeable Indian student population, especially in the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology and Dept. of Computer and Information Science.