Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies (NorITS)


UCLan's multidisciplinary hub of teaching, research, and public policy, leading the way in the study of Taiwan in northern UK.

The Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies (NorITS) was established in June 2018 as a multidisciplinary hub of teaching, research, and public policy in the study of Taiwan. NorITS is located in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies at UCLan, bringing together expertise on Taiwan in the context of Asia Pacific Studies. With specialism in Anthropology, Migration Studies, Cultural Studies, Political Economy, International Relations, and Literature and Cinema, NorITS’s mission is to nurture the next generation of Taiwan scholars through an engagement with teaching and research practice.

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In memory of our Honorary Professor Bruce Jacobs

It's with great sadness that we say goodbye to our friend Bruce Jacobs, a prominent scholar in Taiwan Studies. 

Professor Jacobs will be remembered not only for the exceptional contributions he made to the field of Taiwan Studies, to democratisation and human rights in Taiwan, but also for his sincere and friendly approach he had with his colleagues and friends. 

In June 2018 Professor Jacobs came to Preston and he gave a keynote talk during the International Workshop on the Landscape of Taiwan Studies and Korean Studies at UCLan. 

On this occasion he was appointed Honorary Professor of the Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies, and since then, he was a great supporter of our activities and projects. Goodbye Bruce!

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