Lauri Paltemaa

Centre for East Asian Studies CEAS

Centre for East Asian Studies, CEAS, is the only academic research centre in Finland that focuses on researching East Asian contemporary societies from the perspective of social sciences.

The Centre has research expertise especially in politics, sociology and contemporary history of the region. CEAS offers three different study programmes and coordinates the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies (Asianet).

News and events

Application for the Master's Programme in east Asian studies is open 3 December 2018 - 31 January 2019

See the instructions here:  EAST Programme in UTU Master's portal

NAJS 2019: Naming an Era, 23-24 May 2019 

  • The Fifteenth Conference of the Nordic Association for the Study of Contemporary Japanese Society (NAJS), 23-24 May, 2019, CEAS, Turku, Finland.

Robot and AI ethics: Dialogue between Europe and East Asia, 22 November 2018

  • East Asian countries are among the most advanced in the utilization of robots and the development of AI. Robots are already deeply embedded in the Japanese society, South Korea's industry is the most robotized in the world, and China aims to become an AI super power by 2030. Scholars and practitioners from East Asia and Europe are going to discuss questions of robot and AI ethics and the future of human-robot relationships