ASEAN Institute

The University of Oxford plans to establish the UK’s first ASEAN-focused research and teaching institute based in a leading university. The Institute will focus on major issues of strategic importance for the region, such as sustainability, technology and demographic shifts.  
The journey towards an Institute of ASEAN Studies began in 2018, when HRH Sultan Nazrin Shah, Deputy King of Malaysia, visited Oxford and became patron of the planned Institute at a royal launch.  
Speaking at a dinner in support of the plans, Sultan Nazrin said, ‘I hope that the Institute will not only produce outstanding research, but also communicate it to the world. I want both Oxford graduates and the general public to learn more about the excellent research of leading scholars from the region, giving people an insight into how human experience might be theorised and understood from Southeast Asia’s vantage point.’