The ASEAN – European Academic University Network (ASEA-UNINET) is a network of universities, consisting of European and South-East Asian universities with the goal of promoting the continuous internationalisation of education and research. ASEA-UNINET was founded in 1994 by universities from Austria, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam as Austrian-South-East Asian University Network and consists today of more than 90 universities from 16 different countries.
Every year more than 80 bilateral and multilateral ASEA-UNINET research projects are conducted. Joint research labs in different academic areas have formed over the years and new ones are started. Furthermore, PhD and Post-Doc scholarships are granted to students and researchers. In addition, international workshops, conferences, summer/winter schools as well as networking events are organized on a regular basis, the latter often in close cooperation with embassies and representatives of politics and economy.
There are no limits to the areas of academic cooperation. ASEA-UNINET research projects are interdisciplinary, ranging from Natural sciences, Technologies, Economics, Social Sciences and Human Sciences to Medicine and Pharmacy.
Besides the scientific focus of ASEA-UNINET, the network is characterized by the very tight personal relations of its participants. It is not without reason that one speaks about the ASEA-UNINET family. Many long lasting scientific collaborations have formed over the years, and researchers are coming together as friends. New members are accepted with open arms and new and long lasting friendships are nurtured, contributing to the unique ASEA-UNINET Spirit which is routed in the network’s foundations and can be witnessed at the regular meetings. All projects are based on voluntary involvement of the participating researchers, emphasizing their individual and scientific enrichment. The promotion of scientific, cultural and human relationships as well as personal contacts, scientific findings and collaboration are part of the mission of ASEA-UNINET.