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Southeast Asian Research

Cagayan d’Oro University, the Philippines
Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia
Societies in Southeast Asia are currently undergoing social, political and cultural transformation amidst the unprecedented changes in the international environment and order. The transition from authoritarian rule to democracy is but one of the many complexities encountered by the region. While they are in the process of charting their individual paths towards democracy, Southeast Asian societies continue to be hampered by corruption, regimes reluctant for total change, patron-clientelism in politics, communitarian violence, separatist movements and terrorism. Pusat Studi Sosial Asia Tenggara or the Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESSAS) at Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, seeks to respond to the issue of mutual understanding amongst societies and nations from the region brought by the ever-expanding awareness of its people about their regional interconnectedness. As such, a shared feeling of regional unity may have developed amongst the people in the region but tension and prejudice may also exist amongst people and societies in the area. A deep-seated knowledge about the complexity found in each country and the region as a whole is imperative to understand the diverging trajectories the region and its societies are taking. Despite such diversity and differences, it is possible for a common and shared ground for the people in Southeast Asia.
Department of Southeast Asian Studies National University of Singapore
The Southeast Asian Studies Programme is a department under the Asian Studies Division at the Faculty of the Arts and Social Sciences.
LogoLink Southeast Asia
LogoLink is a global network of practitioners from civil society organisations, research institutions and governments. The network aims to deepen democracy through greater citizen participation in local governance. LogoLink encourages learning from field-based innovations and expressions of democracy which contribute to social justice.
National University of Laos, Vientiane
Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta
Universitas Indonesia
As one of the oldest universities in Indonesia, Universitas Indonesia (UI) has long years of experience in education and research. Since its establishment in 1950, UI has been conducting its main duty as provider of high education in Indonesia to help the nation grow and prosper. Making endeavors to go international, during the last few years, UI has been establishing many new forms of international cooperation, varying from joint study programs and research, to exchange students and exchange staff programs. The presence of international students in UI has also brought an international ambience to the campus. Since 26th December 2000, with the enactment of Indonesian Government Regulation no. 152 governing the autonomy status of UI as a State Legally Owned Entity, UI is now transforming itself from a state university to a state autonomous university.
Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya, Jakarta Indonesia
Vietnam National University, Hanoi
VNU is the largest comprehensive higher education and research centre in Vietnam. VNU has been entrusted with the task of producing highly qualified human resources and talent for the industrialization and modernization of the country. VNU holds a special position in the Vietnam’s higher education system, operating according to a special regulation promulgated by the Prime Minister. VNU reports directly to the Prime Minister and has high autonomy in organization - personnel, training programs, scientific research and technological development, planning and finance, international relations and other fields. VNU is entitled to work directly with ministries, ministerial level organizations, governmental bodies, people’s committees of central cities and provinces concerning affairs related to VNU. VNU's colleges and institutes maintain their juridical person status as a higher education and scientific research institution as regulated by the Law on Education and the Law on Science-Technology.