The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) is a research and exchange platform based in Leiden, the Netherlands. It encourages the multidisciplinary and comparative study of Asia, and actively promotes (inter)national co-operation. IIAS acts as an international mediator, bringing together academic and non-academic partners including cultural, social and policy organisations. IIAS objective is to encourage the multi-disciplinary and comparative study of Asia. Its research focus is on urbanisation, heritage and globalisation. In addition IIAS remains open to new ideas for other important research topics.

For more information on IIAS visit http://www.iias.nl/.