University of Nottingham Malaysia

Research in the School of Politics, History and International Relations

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Opened in September 2010, the School of Politics, History and International Relations (PHIR) provides the University with a unique research-hub in the fields of political science, international relations (IR) and history, located in one of the politically most dynamic regions of the world. The principal focus of our activity lies in the provision of graduate-level teaching, doctoral and post-doctoral research and interacting with governments, civil society bodies and international organisations located in Malaysia and the region.

Research in politics, history and international relations 

Research collaboration is promoted through The University of Nottingham’s Research Priority Groups - principally the Integrating Global Society and the Science, Technology and Society groups - and through staff and student membership of our sub-discipline, tri-campus research centres:

  • Institute for Asia Pacific Studies
  • Centre for Conflict, Security and Terrorism
  • Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice
  • Centre for the Study of European Governance 

Academics and research staff in the School of Politics, History and International Relations are currently conducting research in the following areas.

  • global economic integration
  • terrorism and extremism in South East Asia
  • global environmental policy formation
  • contemporary international history
  • diplomatic studies and mediation
  • the politics of life
  • humanitarian diplomacy
  • Southeast Asia: politics, society and international relations
Research students are eligible to apply for funding to attend

national and international conferences and to cover research costs, travel and other incidentals.

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School of Politics, History and International Relations
The University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Jalan Broga,
43500 Semenyih,
Selangor Darul Ehsan,
t:  +6 (03) 8924 8000 
f:   +6 (03) 8924 8005
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University of Nottingham Malaysia

Jalan Broga, 43500 Semenyih
Selangor Darul Ehsan

DULN001(B) (473520-K)

telephone: +6 03 8924 8000
fax: +6 03 8924 8005

course enquiries: +6 03 8924 8686
Monday - Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm (Except on public holidays)

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