Sussex Asia Centre

Opportunities for Scholars

While providing opportunities for researchers across the globe, the University of Sussex Asia Centre (USAC) welcomes proposals for international collaborations and partnerships. Under the remit of the School of Global Studies' Visiting Fellow scheme, the Centre is also delighted to host researchers working on Asia. Our past fellows include scholars from universities in China, Pakistan, and India.

If you are interested in visiting the Centre or developing a partnership please contact the Centre's Director, Professor Magnus Marsden
SUSSEX-TISS Doctoral Exchange Programme

SUSSEX-TISS Doctoral Exchange Programme is an ESRC-DTC funded initiative which aims to enable doctoral students to present their work to novel audiences, receive feedback during the writing of their theses, expand their research networks and...


Postgraduate Study Opportunities 

The Sussex Asia Centre brings together a lively community of 50 doctoral students. There are postgraduate students across the campus, with particular concentrations of doctoral researchers in the School of Global Studies; the Institute of Development Studies; the School of Education and Social Work...

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Spotlight: Visiting Professor Hainyun Zhang

Director of Social Science Management Centre at Qinghai Nationalities University

Professor Haiyung ZhangIn 2017, the Sussex Asia Centre welcomed Professor Zhang as a Visiting Professor. 

Professor Zhang is a director of Social Science Management Centre at her university where she also leads three research centres: the Central Asia -Turkmenistan Research centre, the Tibetan Buddhism and the Himalaya Mountain National Research Centre, and the Tibetan Buddhism and China-Mongolian Cultural Exchange Research Centre.

Professor Zhang's central research interests lie across the fields of history, bilingual education, religion, and other cultural practices in general in the pastoral areas of Tibet, Qinghai, and Mongolia. She has published many articles and books, including most recently, A Survey of Bilingual Education in Qinghai Minority Areas (Henan People’s Publishing House, 2017); A Survey of Socio, Economic, Culture and Regional Development in Tibetan and Qinghai Pastoral Areas ( Qinghai People’s Publishing House, 2017) and; Research on the Root System of National Culture in Qinghai - Tibet Plateau and Its Image Practice ( Henan People’s Publishing House, 2015).

Professor Zhang will be at Sussex until September 2018. She is looking forward to meeting as many scholars and students during her stay as possible and hopes to build long-lasting academic exchanges as a result.