Asianettverket Annual MA Course 2020

Are you writing your master's thesis on an Asia related topic? Would you like to meet other students doing the same, as well as receive feedback on your work?

NB. Due to recent developments with the Covid pandemic in Oslo, the MA course will be held online.

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Asianettverket is organising its annual course for MA students in December and anyone writing about Asia is welcome to join.

Course content

The course consists of a combination of inspiring lectures by the course leaders and the students' own presentations of their MA projects. The students will receive detailed comments on their projects, both from the course leaders and the other participants.

The course is free and open for students across the country. It is also possible to apply for travel grants if you are traveling far. You are welcome to join no matter how far you are in the writing process.

Program to be announced. Questions? Please contact Assistant Coordinator Oda Davanger at

Course leaders:

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Outi Pitkänen worked 1.5 years as a seminar leader for a full-semester course in Development Studies in Hoi An, Vietnam. She has also conducted interviews on globalization of food provision in Vietnam, worked as a seminar leader for the SUM Master-level course on Asian Political Economy and done an internship at the Finnish Embassy in New Delhi. She is currently taking a PhD in Science and Technology Studies at NTNU.


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Thea Marie Valler Thea is a PhD candidate at the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture, NTNU, focusing on sustainable transport in Beijing. She has also conducted fieldwork in rural and urban China at Bachelor and Master level. Previously, she has worked as a trainee at the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore.



How to apply

  • Fill in the online form
  • Upload a two page synopsis of your planned master's project

Apply here

Application deadline: November 28th.

Published Oct. 6, 2020 1:24 PM - Last modified Nov. 23, 2020 4:19 PM