The missions of the EFEO

Transversal Projects and New Technology

The EFEO's innovative research project is not only based on its scholars' fields of expertise but also on their skill to conduct transversal projects, such as The Development of Buddhism from India to Japan and The epigraphy of the Khmer World (CIK). Both of these bring together experts from EFEO centres in Asia and Southeast Asia

The use of recent new technologies in the service of Asian studies is also a key concern for the EFEO and its Asian partners. The School's electronic resources, including online journals, a digital network for all its libraries' catalogues are now available for the most part. Also Geographical Information Systems and other new tools developed in the physical and biological sciences are leading to the improvement in methods of analysis and dating, especially in archaeology.

The Spread of Knowledge

Scholarly research is the key aim of the School, yet the EFEO's academic staff are also committed to training scholars in Asian studies. This demands a high degree of specialisation and often requires unique expertise gained in field studies. The supervision and training of scholars is coordinated in France, under the guidance of various doctoral programmes and in cooperation with universities and schools (EPHE and EHESS), and in the EFEO's Asian centres, thanks to internships and scholarships awarded to doctoral candidates. The EFEO headquarters are located at the Maison de l'Asie (Asia House) in Paris, which houses its central library, and is also a dynamic platform for scholarly activity (research, courses, lectures, colloquia, books launches, etc.).

EFEO News
Dossier Angkor in Archeologia
France,

Find the "Angkor, the latest discoveries" dossier to which several EFEO researchers contributed in Archéologia, issue 578, July/August 2019, p. 30-47.
IATS2019 Tibetology Congress
Paris, France, 08 July 2019
Fabienne Jagou, alongside Matthew Kapstein (EPHE), Françoise Pommaret (CRCAO), Françoise Robin (INALCO) and Nicolas Sihlé (CEH), are organising the IATS2019-Paris Tibetology Congress as part of the International Association of Tibetan Studies (IATS). This congress, in which the EFEO is a partner, brings together more than 650 researchers from all over the world and will take place from July 8 to 13, 2019, in Paris, at INALCO.

Programme
Visit to Toyo bunko
Tokyo, Japan, 08 July 2019
Christophe Marquet, Director, was received with François Lachaud, head of the EFEO Center in Tokyo, by the management of Toyo bunko.
Visit of H.R.H. Princess Sirindhorn
Bangkok, Thailand, 04 July 2019
On July 5, 2019, at the annual conference of the Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (SAC), Khunying Khaisri Sri-Aroon invited Her Royal Highness Princess Sirindhorn to visit the offices that the EFEO has occupied since the SAC was created in 1997.Jacques Leider thanked H.R.H. Princess Sirindhorn for the hospitality extended to the EFEO and emphasized the excellent working atmosphere that prevails among all the Centre's researchers.
Legend: From left to right: Surakarn Thoesomboon (secretary of the EFEO Center), Jacques Leider (head of the EFEO Center), Khun Pirapon Pisnupong (Director of the SAC), HRH Princess Sirindhorn and Khunying Khaisri Sri-Aroon (Secretary General of the Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Foundation).
The EFEO is seeking to recruit three PhD Candidates (F/M)
Paris, France, 01 July 2019
Three positions are open for PhD research to be carried out in the framework of the DHARMA Project. The PhD candidates will conduct full-time doctoral research in Southeast Asian epigraphy.
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