Why study Asian Studies?
From both economic and cultural points of view, Asia has become a vital part of New Zealand life.
Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary programme designed to develop a wider appreciation of the nature of Asian societies and the traditions, values and beliefs of Asian peoples.
Asian Studies is a recognised area of research excellence at the University of Otago. Besides being dedicated to the teaching of Asian Studies, our staff are also involved in individual and collaborative research within the University of Otago, as well as with other universities.
Asian Studies papers can be included in a Global Studies major.
An understanding of Asia opens up a great variety of international or domestic career paths in private and public sectors, in industry and government.