Grantee profile

Cambridge University – The Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit

Cambridge University’s Mongolia and Inner Asia Unit is an interdisciplinary research unit within the Department of Social Anthropology. It was founded in 1986 by Professor Caroline Humphrey and Professor Urgunge Onon and has since become a centre of international importance for studies on the region. Current research themes include: climate change and land-use; cross-border interactions within the region; Tibetan and Mongolian sacred texts, both their contents and as book history; and political systems of the region. A gift from the Trust has gone in support of a new endowed professorship studying the anthropology of Inner Asia. It has also enabled the establishment of an endowed post-doctoral research and teaching position and a PhD studentship open to any scholar from the region.