Welcome to the Indian Ocean and South Asia Research Network
The Indian Ocean and South Asia Research Network links researchers to increase international understanding and cooperation in the Indian Ocean and South Asian region. It is an initiative of the University of Technology, Sydney. The network seeks to extend innovative and trans-disciplinary research across the Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences and Engineering. IOSARN activities showcase comparative and collaborative research, hosting seminars, workshops and public lectures which engage universities and other organizations in new endeavours. The network supports occasional visiting scholars and researchers in residence to foster innovative collaborations and communication.
IOSARN was launched by Sujatha Singh, High Commissioner of India, on March 11, 2009 at the Re-thinking the Indian Ocean conference. Here with Mrs Singh are Prof Theo van Leeuwen, Dean, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, & IOSARN coordinator, Assoc Professor Devleena Ghosh.
IOSARN is pleased to announce the visit of Professor Ujjwal Kumar Singh, (Department of Political Science, University of Delhi) is the first incumbent of the Rajiv Gandhi Visiting Chair for Contemporary Indian Studies at UTS. The chair, a collaborative venture between the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the University of Technology Sydney, was announced in 2011 during the visit to UTS of Dr Abdul Kalam, former President of India. Please read further here: www.iosarn.com
Our banner image shows a fishing boat off Kanyakumari on the coast of Tamil Nadu. http://www.shunya.net/Pictures/South India/Kanyakumari/Kanyakumari.htm