Indian Ocean Research Centres

a listing of international Indian Ocean focused research facilities:

[To have your institute added to the list please contact:]

Africa Research Institute

Africa Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs

Africa Portal-an online resource for policy-related issues on Africa

African Studies Centre, Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Asia -Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs

Asia Research Centre (Indian Ocean World), Murdoch University, Australia

Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute, Curtin University,  Australia

British Institute in Eastern Africa, Kenya

Centre for African Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge

Centre for the Indian Ocean Region, Curtin University, and Murdoch University, Australia

Center for South Asian and Indian Ocean Studies, Tufts University.

Centre for Indian Studies in Africa (CISA), the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Centre for Modern Oriental Studies (ZMO),  Berlin. 

Centre de Recherches sur les Sociétés de l’Océan Indien (CRESOI), L’Université de La Réunion

Indian Ocean and South Asia Research Network, the University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Indian Ocean Rim Association Academic Group (IORAG)

Indian Ocean World Center, Canada

Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre, the University of Adelaide, Australia

International Centre for the Indian Ocean Region, Curtin University and Murdoch University, Western Australia.

Middle East and North Africa -Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs

Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

UWA Oceans Institute, The University of Western Australia , Australia

Yunnan Research Institute for Indian Ocean Economies, China

The directory is designed to facilitate the building of an Indian Ocean Region.
Development of this Directory was funded by the “Building an Indian Ocean Region” Australian Research Council Discovery Project 2012- 2015, number 120101166.

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