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SEA Studies Symposium 2013 – Sponsors

9 – 10 March 2013
University of Oxford


St Anthony logo Asian Studies Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

The Asian Studies Centre was founded in 1982, as the successor to the Far East Centre (established in 1954) at St Antony’s College. Its activities are supported by an endowment at the College and from external grants. Like its predecessor, the Asian Studies Centre is primarily a co-ordinating organisation which exists to bring together specialists from a wide variety of different disciplines. The Centre works closely with scholars in the Oriental Institute, the Oxford China Centre, the Contemporary Indian Studies Programme and the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies (in premises at St Antony’s).  It is a forum for supporting activities through which scholars from across the University and beyond discuss thematic topics of comparative and of regional interest.  The Asian Studies Centre is host to the Taiwan Studies Programme and the South Asian History Seminar Series.

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UntitledAssociation of South East Asian Studies in the UK (ASEASUK)

The Association of Southeast Asian Studies in the United Kingdom (ASEASUK) is a national subject association and one of 15 recognised learned societies of the British Academy. Membership is drawn from more than 40 universities in the country and is open to academics, postgraduate students, and those involved or interested in Southeast Asia.

ASEASUK’s Executive Committee organises the association’s annual conferences, liaises with other academic organization, and publishes ASEAUK News bi-annually. The Research Committee bids for funding from the British Academy and is responsible for the disbursement of grants. Both committees are chaired by Professor Jonathan Rigg, Professor of Geography at the University of Durham’s Department of Geography.

For more information on ASEASUK, please visit


Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, Republik Indonesia Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, Republik Indonesia

Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan, Republik Indonesia is the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia.

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Ministry of Tourism Sarawak Ministry of Tourism Sarawak

The Ministry of Tourism and Heritage Sarawak was initially known as a Ministry of Environment and Tourism in 1985. The main focus of the tourism program during the year was to increase the cleanliness of the main cities. The Tourism Division was also responsible for implementing the First Tourism Master Plan.

Then, on 1st February 1995, the Ministry of Tourism Sarawak was established. During the year, Ministry was responsible for implementing the Second Tourism Master Plan. On 1st July 2004, Ministry of Tourism Sarawak was renamed the Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism Sarawak or in short MUDT.

Later, on 1st December 2009, the Ministry of Urban Development and Tourism Sarawak (MUDT) changed to the Ministry of Tourism and Heritage Sarawak or MinTH in short name.

However, that name did not last long. After a minor Cabinet Reshuffle in 2011, Ministry of Tourism and Heritage Sarawak was renamed the Ministry of Tourism Sarawak. The current Minister is The Honourable Datuk Amar Abang Haji Abdul Rahman Zohari Bin Tun Datuk Abang Haji Openg and he is assisted by two Assistant Ministers, The Honourable Datuk Haji Talib bin Zulpilip and The Honourable Datuk Gramong Anak Juna

For more information on the Ministry of Tourism, Sarawak, please visit


UNIMASlogo Universiti Malaysia Sarawak

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia’s eighth university, was officially incorporated on 24 December 1992. The University opened its doors to the first batch of 118 students on 8 August 1993. The historic year of 1997 witnessed the pioneering batch of graduates receiving their degrees at the inaugural convocation of the University. The year also saw the establishment of the Institute of East Asian Studies. UNIMAS is an ISO-certified university, and won the Premiere Information Technology Award from the Malaysian Government, the “Bridging the Digital Divide” category of AFACT’s eAsia Award. It has also won the Industry Innovators Award for System Development and Application from the US-based Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), for its success in setting up a telecentre in the remote community of Bario, Sarawak, to assist the community in communication, education, e-commerce, health and government services.

For more information on UNIMAS, please visit