As a regional organization, ASEAN has shown its significant roles in terms of maintaining regional stability and enhancing free-market economic cooperation along with the development of regionalism in Southeast Asia. Indeed, those achievements have made ASEAN as one of the few prestigious and credible regional organizations in Asia for more than forty years. However, nowadays ASEAN still has to face several obstacles, such as the huge gap between elite and mass perceptions toward ASEAN itself, and growing concern over ASEAN’s capability in fostering regional security in the future, especially along with the rising tension in the South China Sea.

Therefore, Gadjah Mada University in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Republic of Indonesia, establish the ASEAN Studies Center, as an academic institution that is responsible for critical and objective review, as well as institutional arrangements in enhancing the role of ASEAN-i.e. including the three pillars of economic, political, and security for the benefit of the development of Indonesian science and policy, and the wider community.

Specifically, ASEAN Studies Center Universitas Gadjah Mada is a multidisciplinary study center, established in line with Tri Dharma Principles which comprises of three areas of Teaching, Research and Community Service especially related to the field of ASEAN Studies.


The next inevitable agenda of ASEAN member countries is the ASEAN Community, which will be unveiled at the end of 2015. To extent of several years ahead, each member countries should gradually enhance its society for the more cohesive, integrative, and unitive regime in Southeast Asia. Regarding this constructive agenda, it is necessarily important to understand what has happened, happening and will happen next along the path of the ASEAN community.

On the other hand, approaching the diversity between people of the ASEAN countries should be followed by the high implementation of ASEAN way as the common path. We, the people of ASEAN communities, are being given the responsibility to adhere to the sense of common tenure. Therefore, bringing ASEAN closer to us can be the first stepping stone envisioning the future of ASEAN community.

Our Vision


ASEAN Studies Center Universitas Gadjah Mada was established to generate critical scientific research and enhance the position and contribution of Indonesia in the ASEAN.


“Bringing ASEAN Closer to You”

ASEAN Studies Center seeks to develop institutional capacity so that it could enhance institutional development as well as the local capacity to meet ASEAN regionalization process


Board of Advisor :
Erwan Agus Purwanto
Wawan Mas’udi
Poppy S. Winanti
Mohtar Mas’oed
Farish Noor

Dafri Agussalim

Executive Secretary:
Karina Larasati

Finance and Administration:
Intan Fajar Rahmawati
Fera Arista Wardani

Ezka Amalia
Rifki Maulana Iqbal Taufik

Project Officer:
Andika Putra

Media and Publication:
Akmal Muhammad Fakhri