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Area Study Center for Europe

Area Study Center for Europe
Established 1975
Focus European Studies
Director Prof. Dr. Uzma Shujaat
Owner University of Karachi

Karachi, Pakistan

Address Gulshan e Iqbal, Karachi

The Area Study Centre for Europe (ASCE) is a federally-funded autonomous research institute in Karachi. Academic oversight is provided by the University Of Karachi.[1] It was established in 1975.[2]


Area Study Centre for Europe offers M.S/Ph.D programme in European Studies. ASCE also offers certificate and diploma courses in various European languages including, French, German, Italian and English.


Area Study Centre for Europe (ASCE) regularly organizes international seminars, workshops and conferences on various issues concerning Europe.[3][4] ASCE arranges an international seminar each year in collaboration with Hanns Seidel Foundation (Germany).[5][6][7][8]

The Centre also works with close co-operation of European Union Delegation to Pakistan.[9] ASCE has also held several seminars and workshops with co-operation of European Union and Goethe- Institut Karachi.


The research findings of the ASCE's own research staff are regularly published in the form of books, monographs and profiles. The Centre also publishes the bi-annual Journal of European Studies, with articles on contemporary European issues and related topics.


Title of Book Author Year
Europe and the Muslim World: Coexistence or Conflict? Shahid M. Amin 2012
Imperatives of Globalizations: Implications for Pakistan Dr. Manna Farina 2001
Sir Thomas Roy And The Mughal Empire Colin Paul Mitchell[10] 2000
A Comprehensive Chronology Of Revolutionary Events in Eastern Europe And The Former Soviet Union 1989-1991 Dr. Rubab Hasan 1998
European Fine Arts and the Muslim World Dr. Affan Seljuq 1996
Western Ethical Norms and Qur’anic Responses Mr. Yusuf Abbas Hashmi 1994
The Soviet Role in South Asia (1969-1987) Dr. Moonis Ahmar 1989
Superpower Rivalry in the Indian Ocean since the Withdrawal of Great Britain Dr. Moonis Ahmar 1986


Title Compiled by Year
An Index of Articles in Aussen Politik 1985-1998 Aziz Ahmad & Tasneem Sultana 1999
Europe: An Index to Periodical Literature 1970-84 Shamim Zia 1985
Index to Periodical Literature 1984-86 Shamim Zia & Moonis Ahmar 1987

Profile Series

Title of Book Author Year
An Overview of 100 years of Norway as an Independent State (1905-2005) Tasneem Sultana 2006
The Vicissitudes of the Palestinian Quest for Statehood and the European Union Naveed Ahmad Tahir 2005
Indo-Russian Relations Since the Collapse of the Soviet Union Naveed Ahmad Tahir 1999
The Expansion of the European Union: Problems & Prospects Naveed Ahmad Tahir 1995
Muslim Rule in Spain Dr. Affan Seljuq 1991
European Press; Tradition and Transition M. Shamsuddin 1990
Sweden in Con-temporary World Politics Naveed Ahmad Tahir 1990
Austria in World Affairs Naveed Ahmad Tahir 1989
Turkey and the Super-powers Rubab Hasan 1989
Pakistan-Italian Relations Moonis Ahmar 1989
Finland: A Study in Neutrality Naveed Ahmad Tahir 1987

Jean Monnet Project Papers

Title Author Year
The Post-September 11 Scenario And The European Union Dr. Naveed Ahmad Tahir 2004
A Survey of EU-Pakistan Relations in the Contemporary Regional & International Setting: Political, Security, Economic and Development Aspects Dr. Naveed Ahmad Tahir 2003
Integrationist and Cooperative Patterns in Europe and Asia Dr. Naveed Ahmad Tahir 2002

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Area Study Centre for Europe". Retrieved 27 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Lecture on "Importance of Belgium in Europe" held at the Area Study Centre for Europe (ASCE), University of Karachi.
  4. ^ “The Issues of Religious Harmony in Europe, South Asia & Middle East”, held by Area Study Centre for Europe (ASCE), University of Karachi (KU), in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad
  5. ^ Events of Hanss Seidel Foundation Islamabad
  6. ^ Two-day Seminar, titled “Competing Approaches to Democratisation? Developing World and European Union in Comparison”, organised by the Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi (KU) in collaboration with the Hanns Seidel Foundation, Islamabad
  7. ^ Workshop held at the area study centre for Europe, university of Karachi on “the challenges for democracy in south Asia: are there lessons to be learned from Europe?” In collaboration with the Hanns Seidel foundation, Islamabad
  8. ^ Seminar, ‘The regional scenario in South Asia after the withdrawal of Nato forces from Afghanistan’ organised by the Area Study Centre for Europe in collaboration with the Hanns Siedel Foundation
  9. ^ Europe Day Celebration: Area Study Centre for Europe, University of Karachi, Organises Seminar on EU in the 21st Century: Achievements, Potential and Challenges (31/05/2013)
  10. ^ Colin Mitchell, (Associate Professor) Director, Minor in Middle East Studies, Dalhousie University, Canada

External links

  • Official website
  • Official website of UoK

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