The Stockholm-Tsukuba International Program
The Stockholm-Tsukuba International Program for Central Asian studies
was launched in May 2007 under the STINT Grant Stockholm (University
of Stockholm) and Tsukuba (University of Tsukuba) Partnership for the
Promotion of Central Asian Studies. The program will enforce an inter-institutional
research environment for the promotion of graduate programs and the
training in Central Asian studies.
STINT Grant has been awarded to Professor Birgit Schlyter (University of Stockholm) and Professor Timur Dadabaev (University of Tsukuba) for Stockholm-Tsukuba Partnership for the Promotion of Central Asian Studies.
Given the research agenda supporting this enterprise, the combination of cultural-historical and social-political premises for the analysis of present-day process in and around the Central Asian region is considered to be an especially fertile method of scientific research and the east-west perspective enabled participating institutions a sine qua non for a profound understanding of Central Asian societies and their consolidation as sovereign political units in the post-Soviet era. Research and training will be conducted not at the state level, but at the regional and local-community level. The role of language will be given special prominence.
Associate Professor Birgit Schlyter
Department of South and Central Asian Studies, Stockholm University
Associate Professor Timur Dadabaev
Doctoral Program of International Political Economy, University of Tsukuba (International Relations of Central Asia), Head of the STINT Program on the side of the University of Tsukuba.
Professor Hisao Komatsu, (participating in this
program on behalf of the Islamic Area Studies project)
University of Tokyo, Adjunct Professor of the University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Area Studies, University of Tsukuba (Islam in Central Asia).
Professor Masaki Onozawa
Former Head of Graduate School of Area Studies, Head of International Liason Office, Head of Center for Central Asian Research and Education, University of Tsukuba (Social Anthropology)
Associate Professor Toshinobu Usuyama
Head of the International Center for Central Asian Research and Education, Graduate School of Linguistics and Philology (Russian Language in Central Asia).
Previous Post-Doctoral Researchers / Doctoral Researchers / Adjunct
Former Lecturer, Graduate School of Area Studies, University of Tsukuba (UN approaches to conflict resolution in Afghanistan and Somalia)
Researcher, Center for Central Asian Research and Education, University of Tsukuba (Social Anthropology, Islam in East and Central Asia)
Students / Graduate Students:
Marina Tsay, Graduate Student, Graduate School of Area Studies (Study into Korean Minority in Uzbekistan)
Hisako Matsuda, Graduate Student, Graduate School of Area Studies (Study on role of everyday Islam in Uzbekistan)
Nami Odagiri, Graduate Student, Graduate School of Area Studies (Language policy in Kyrgyzstan)