Southeast Asia Academic Directory

One piece of feedback gathered from the ASEAS(UK) 2022 conference was that finding SEA focused departments and scholars can be a challenging exercise for prospective graduate students as well as those looking for PostDocs and research collaboration opportunities. So with this in mind ASEAS (UK) has put together this directory to help anyone with these initial steps.

Whilst future steps might include specifying countries covered, the current format only really does this if the name might be otherwise confusing. Additionally the decision was made to exclude institutions that only focus on undergraduate teaching.

If you would like to be included or removed from the directory please contact us via the website.


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Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales / National Center for Scientific Research / INaLCO
Southeast Asia Center – CASE


University of Bonn
Institute of Oriental and Asian Studies

University of Freiburg
Southeast Asian Studies

Goethe University Frankfurt
Interdisciplinary Centre for East Asian Studies

University of Hamburg
Germany Institute for Global & Area Studies

Humboldt University Berlin
Southeast Asian Studies

University of Passau
Southeast Asian Studies


University College Dublin
Centre for Asia Pacific Research


University of Groningen
Research Centre for Southeast Asia – ASEAN

Leiden University
Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies 
Leiden Institute for Area Studies


CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
Research Institute on Contemporary Southeast Asia

EFEO (École française d’Extrême-Orient)
Centres in Asia

EHESS (École des hautes études en sciences sociales) w/CNRS & INALCO
Centre Asie du Sud-Est

INALCO (Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales)
Languages & Civilisations


Lund University
Centre for South & Southeast Asian Studies


ETH Zurich
Professorship for History of the Modern World

University of Zurich
Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies

United Kingdom:

University of Central Lancashire
Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific

London School of Economics
LSE Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre

University of Nottingham
Asia Research Institute

University of Oxford
Asian Studies Centre, St Anthony’s College
Southeast Asian Studies Centre (establishment in progress)

SOAS, University of London
Centre for Southeast Asian Studies

North America

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United States: 

Arizona State University
Southeast Asia Council

Boston University
Center for the Study of Asia

University of California, Berkeley
Center for Southeast Asian Studies

University of California, Irvine
Center for Asian Studies

University of California, Los Angeles
Center for Southeast Asian Studies

University of California, Riverside
Southeast Asia: Text, Ritual and Performance

Center for Lao Studies, San Francisco

University of Colorado, Boulder
Center for Asian Studies

Columbia University
Weatherhead Center 

Cornell University 
Southeast Asia Programme

Duke University
Asian/Pacific Studies Institute

George Washington University
Sigur Center for Asian Studies

Harvard University
Asia Center

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Center for Southeast Asian Studies 
Center for Philippine Studies

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies

Indiana University
Southeast Asia and ASEAN Program

University of Iowa
Center for Asian and Pacific Studies

University of Michigan
Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Michigan State University
Asian Studies Center

UNC – Chapel Hill
Carolina Asia Center

Northern Illinois University
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Center for Burma Studies

University of Notre Dame
Liu Center for Asia and Asian Studies

Ohio University
Center for Asian Studies

University of Oklahoma
East Asia Institute (includes Vietnam)

University of Oregon
Center for Asian and Pacific Studies

University of Pennsylvania 
Southeast Asia Working Group

University of Pittsburgh
Asian Studies Center

Portland State University 
Institute for Asian Studies

San Diego State University
Center for Asian and Pacific Studies

University of San Francisco
Center for Asia Pacific Studies

University of Southern California
East Asia Center – Southeast Asia Section

Stanford University
Shorestein APARC – Southeast Asia Program

Texas Tech University
Vietnam Center

University of Utah
Asia Center

University of Virgina
East Asia Center (includes SEA)

University of Washington
Southeast Asia Center

Willamette University 
Center for Asian Studies

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute


University of British Columbia
Centre for Southeast Asian Research

McGill University
Southeast Asian Studies

University of Toronto
Centre for Southeast Asian Studies

University of Victoria
Pacific and Asian Studies

York University
York Centre for Asian Research


El Colegio de México
Center for Asian and African Studies


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Universiti Brunei Darussalam 
Institute for Asian Studies
Academy of Brunei Studies


Centre for Khmer Studies

American University of Phnom Penh
Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Hong Kong SAR:

City University of Hong Kong
Southeast Asia Research Centre


Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Universitas Gadjah Mada
Institute for ASEAN Studies
Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies

Universitas Indonesia
Asia Research Centre


Josai University
Josai Center for ASEAN Studies

Kyoto University
Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Kyushu University
Asian Studies

University of Tokyo
Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia

Waseda University
Asia Pacific Studies


Centre for Malaysian Chinese Studies (in Chinese)

National University of Malaysia
Institute for Malaysian and International Studies

Universiti Malaya
Centre for ASEAN Regionalism
Asia-Europe Institute
Department of Southeast Asian Studies


Inya Institute

People’s Republic of China:

NYU – Shanghai
Center for Global Asia

Tsinghua University
Southeast Asia Center


Ateneo de Manila
Ateneo Center for Asian Studies

De La Salle University
Southeast Asia Research Center and Hub

University of the Philippines
Asian Center


Nanyang Technical University
Southeast Asia Research Cluster

National University of Singapore
Asia Research Institute
ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute
ASEAN Studies Centre
Temasek History Research Centre

South Korea:

Busan University of Foreign Affairs
Korea Institute for ASEAN Studies

Seoul National University
Southeast Asia Studies Center

Sogang University
Institute for East Asian Studies

Taiwan (Republic of China):

National Chengchi University
Center for Southeast Asian Studies

National Taiwan University
Global Asia Research Center

National Sun Yat Sen University
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Institute for China and Asia Pacific Studies


Chulalongkorn University
Southeast Asian Studies
Thai Studies Centre
Institute for Asian Studies

Naresuan University
Center of ASEAN Community Studies

Prince of Songkla University
ASEAN Studies Center

Thammasat University
ASEAN Studies Centre

Ubon Ratchathani University
Mekong Sub-Region Social Research Centre


Vietnam National University, Hanoi
Institute of Vietnam Studies and Development Science

Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City
Center for Vietnamese and Southeast Asian Studies


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Australia National University
ANU College of Asia & the Pacific
Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs
Indonesia Project
Indonesia Institute
Malaysia Institute
Myanmar Research Centre
Southeast Asia Institute

Griffith University
Asia Institute

La Trobe University
La Trobe Asia

University of Melbourne
Asia Institute

Monash University
Indonesia Engagement Centre
Australia-Indonesia Centre

Murdoch University
Asia Research Centre

University of New England
Asia-Pacific Network

University of New South Wales, Sydney
SEA Law and Policy Forum

University of Sydney
Southeast Asia Centre
Sydney Vietnam Institute

University of Tasmania
Asia Institute

New Zealand:

University of Auckland
New Zealand Asia Institute

Victoria University of Wellington
Centre for Asia Pacific Excellence – Southeast Asia

Southeast Asian Focused Societies, Foundations & More:

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Asia Foundation
Asia Society
Asia Studies Association of Australia 
Association for Asian Studies
Association of Mainland Southeast Asian Scholars
Borneo Studies Network
California Based SEA Specialist Directory
Center for Strategic and International Studies (Indonesia)
Center for Strategic and International Studies (USA) – SEA 
Central European Institute for Asian Studies
European Institute for Asian Studies
Lontar Foundation
Malaysian Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society
National Bureau of Asian Research
New York Southeast Asia Network
Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
Royal Asiatic Society
Siam Society
Stimson Center Southeast Asia Program
Timor Leste Studies Association
Wilson Center Asia Program

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