Diverse Societal Partners

The goal of the LeidenAsiaCentre is to generate knowedge of an academic level on modern East Asia that can be applied within Dutch society. To be able to achieve this, the LeidenAsiaCentre actively works to build and apply its expertise in discussion with diverse societal partners, in particular the business sector, civil society, the media, government bodies and other academic and non-academic knowledge centres.

Collaborating on research

The LeidenAsiaCentre involves societal partners in identifying and developing core themes that best match the needs of the parties concerned and that are in line with our own capacities, unique expertise and academic network. We also involve our partners in formulating specific research questions. Finding the right answers starts with asking the right questions.

We invite societal parties to become involved in the relevant research. The LeidenAsiaCentre is also open to businesses and organisations that approach us with their own specific research requirements.

Partners in disseminating knowledge

A substantial part of the collaboration focuses on the following stage: disseminating the results of the research. This is mainly in the hands of the societal partners, who make the research findings available to a broad public via their network or by means of joint meetings or publications.


Anyone who has a research question can approach the LeidenAsiaCentre. In some cases a question can be incorporated into our current research activities.  When assessing whether we can convert a question into new research, the key focal areas of the LeidenAsiaCentre itself play a primary role.

Our current partners


If you are interested in our research or in a possible collaboration, we invite you to contact us via: info@leidenasiacentre.nl. We can also be reached by telephone: 071-527 2541.