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The Master’s Degree in Asian Studies integrates into the Asian Studies Consortium that incorporates the cooperation of Católica-Human Sciences with the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Lisbon with the Scientific and Cultural Centre of Macau I.P., the Ministry of Education and Science and the Confucian Institute of the University of Lisbon.
Targeting graduates interested in deepening their knowledge about China, Japan and Southeast Asia within a multidisciplinary framework of Asian realities and their historical-cultural reference frameworks, the Master’s Degree program draws upon specialist national and international lecturers and researchers.
Many with their careers dedicated to Asian studies, they all maintain scientific relationships of dialogue and cooperation, at both the individual and institutional levels, with Western and Asian entities able to provide added inputs into the consortium and, above all, to boost the potential for the internationalisation of its Asian Studies programs and graduates.
Hence, the Master’s Degree in Asian Studies seeks to:
- Develop the social and cultural competences for interrelating with Asian interlocutors (universities, governments, economic and cultural entities, NGOs, etc.);
- Strengthen the professional capacities for the translation and interpretation of Asian languages and information about Asian societies and cultures across various professional and research fields;
- Develop critical reading skills and the understanding of the theoretical frameworks surrounding Asian studies as well as acquiring the capacities to develop autonomous and original teaching and research activities about Asian themes.