New academic year 2018/19: Important dates

29-31.8.18: Orientation for all international students

3.9.18 (Mon): CEAS orientation for first-year students (10 am, room 209 Publicum)

4.9.18 (Tue): Language placement tests (10am, room 209 Publicum)

5.9.18 (Wed): UTU opening ceremony and CEAS BBQ

Week 37: courses start at CEAS (teaching schedule to be announced soon!)

"China and the Eastern Europe", 11-12 October 2018

 The conference "China and the Eastern Europe" will be held at CEAS on 11 – 12 October 2018. For more details about this event, please click here.

Guest lecture: North Korea's Olympic Politics, 12 April 2018

St. Petersburg University Professor Sergei O. Kurbanov analyses the Olympic politics of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in the context of North Korea's development. Did North Korea's "Olympic Strategy" help the country to find a way out of international isolation? How sustainable will this approach be, also with regard to the risk of war with the US? 

Date and venue: 12 April 2018 (Thu), 12-2pm, Pub5 (NB room change)

Korea Week in Turku, 2-7 April 2018

This year's Korea Week will take place from 2-7 April 2018. It is a great opportunity to learn more about Korean culture, food, music and sports. We are delighted to announce a special lecture by H.E. Ambassador Kim Soo-Gwon and by Yoon Mee-hyang. The events are free but for some events pre-registration is required. Find more about the programme here.

Visiting Lecture: Citizen Taking Action for a Nuclear Free Society, 27 March 2018

Dr. Keiichi Satoh's lecutre 'Citizen Taking Action for a Nuclear Free Society: A Sociology of Social Movements after 3.11' is based on a survey of 326 civil organizations which were active after the Fukushima accident.  

Dr. Keiichi Satoh has a PhD (2016) in Sociology from Hitotsubashi University, Japan. He visited the University of Konstanz, Germany since spring 2016 as Postdoctoral Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

Date and venue: 27 March 2018 (Tue), 12-2pm, Pub209

Japan Day and Japanese Speech Event, 23-24 April 2018

2018 AKS Korean Government Scholarship Program

The 2018 AKS Korean Government Scholarship Program: A great opportunity for those of you who are interested in pursuing a master's or doctoral degree at the Graduate School of Korean Studies in South Korea. Apply now. Deadline for applications is 20 March 2018 (choose 'embassy track'). You find more information here.

St Petersburg International Summer School - Korean Studies

Apply now for the International Summer School on Korea organized by Saint Petersburg University, 27-31 August 2018.

The summer school is a great opportunity to learn more about Korea, to explore the impressive Korean collections and to exchange views with renowned SPbU teachers and peers... and, last but not least, to gain credits (2/5 cr).

Eligible are UTU students.

Deadline for applications: 14 March 2018 (Wed), 6:00pm.

For more information about the topics, requirements and application procedure click here


Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS)

As the first and only academic centre in Finland devoted to the study of contemporary East Asia, the Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) conducts original research and offers multidisciplinary teaching on the region. The Centre also coordinates the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies.

The Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) offers teaching on three levels: the Master's Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS), the Minor in East Asian Studies (MEAS), and doctoral studies. CEAS also offers language courses in Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.


These pages will give you information on our study programmes, how to apply, and some resources for anyone interested in East Asian studies. Detailed information on the East Asian studies programmes available at CEAS, including degree requirements, study modules, course descriptions, and teaching timetable (pdf) are all included in the Study Leaflet 2017-2018 (pdf).


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Visiting Address
Publicum building, 4th floor
Assistentinkatu 7, 20500 Turku, Finland
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Mailing Address

Centre for East Asian Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
FI-20014 University of Turku

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Tel.: +358 (0) 29 450 3117​

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