New board elected for the South Asian Student Association (SASA)

On 23 September 2014, the South Asian Student Association (SASA) at Lund University elected a new board for the academic year 2014/2015.

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The new SASA board, from left to right Jacco Visser, Rubana Mussgarat Priyanka and Noshan Bhattarai.

Jacco Visser is the new SASA chairperson. He is a second year student in the Masters programme in Asian Studies at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies (ACE). Rubana Mussharat Priyanka and Noshan Bhattarai were elected as deputy chairpersons. Rubana is also an ACE student, whereas  Noshan is a MSc student in Geo-information Science and Earth Observation for Environmental Modeling and Management (GEM) at Lund University.

SASA was launched on 24 April 2013, as a student body of the Swedish South Asian Research Network (SASNET) and is registered as a working group under the Social Sciences Student Union. The overall aims of establishing SASA has been to promote Lund University student’s research interest in South Asia region, and also provide a platform for students in Lund – coming from both South Asia and other countries – to discuss, exchange and build partnerships relating to South Asian development. Over the past one and half year, SASA has been actively organising educational and cultural activities related to South Asia, including seminars, movie nights, and cultural celebrations.

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