On November 23, NIAS held their 50th anniversary in Asia House. The celebration began with a welcome by Geir Helgesen, Director of NIAS. The keynote speeches were held by Dagfinn Høybråten, Secretary General of the Nordic Council of Ministers (by videolink), and Bertel Haarder, Presidium of the Nordic Council. The Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Copenhagen, Troels Østergaard Sørensen, along with Chen Yinzhang, General Secretary of the Fudan Development Institute at Fudan University, and Marina Svensson, Director of the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies at Lund University, all underlined the importance, necessity, and added value of pooling the efforts of the Nordic research community. A presentation of NIAS 50th Anniversary Publication was followed by networking.