Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA)

The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia has been a member since 1986.

The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) is a non-profit international organization with interests in science and technology. The principal objective of AASSA is to build a society in Asia and Australasia in which science and technology play a major role in the development of the region.

AASSA is a forum for scientists and technologists to discuss and provide advice on issues related to science and technology, research and development, and the application of science and technology for socio-economic development.

AASSA projects are jointly carried out with member Academies to pursue the followings:

  • To develop cooperation in the domain of science and technology and create a network of interdisciplinary and international contacts among academies in Asia and Australasia,
  • To provide advice on the role of science and technology in the national innovation systems of member countries,
  • To help initiate and conduct studies and research on scientific and technological issues, and their economic and social implications relevant to national development agenda of member countries,
  • To facilitate exchange of scientists and information among the AASSA countries in cooperation with international scientific organizations.

AASSA projects focus mainly on the following topics:

  • Sustainable Development in Asia (SDA)
  • Science Education in Asia and the Pacific (SEAP)
  • Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)
  • Science, Health, Agriculture, Risk and Environment (SHARE)
  • Communication
  • Economic Advancement through Science, Technology and Innovation (EASTI)


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