IIAS is a research institute based in Leiden, the Netherlands. It encourages the multidisciplinary and comparative study of Asia and, acting as a national, European and global mediator, actively promotes national and international cooperation. IIAS facilitates fellowships and research, and organises workshops, conferences, as well as public lectures. IIAS welcomes all Asia-related research, channelling most of its activities through three clusters – Global Asia, Asian Cities and Asian Heritages.