The University of Sydney is fostering a deeper and wider understanding of key regions in Southeast Asia through a number of high-profile Southeast Asia initiatives. Each of them involves collaboration with regional and global partners and they include:
- The Mekong Resource Group, Australia’s premier centre for research on the Mekong region.
- The Angkor Research Program (ARP), a cross disciplinary collaboration that incorporates the Greater Angkor Project (GAP) and five other projects including the Khmer Toponymic Atlas project, which are creating a new perspective on Angkor and its ancestry. The ARP has a residential research centre in Angkor.
- The Department of Indonesian Studies, one of the most respected in Australia, with a strong reputation for its research and policy work in that country.
- The Australian Centre for Asian Art and Archaeology (ACAAA) which focuses on modern Asian art and Asian archaeology and pre-modern art.
- The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, which incorporates the West Papua Project and a concentration of researchers with an interest in Timor Leste.
- The Centre for Asian and Pacific Law, which runs conferences and seminars and has particular expertise in Indonesian, Malaysian and Vietnamese legal systems and laws.
- The Hoc Mai Foundation, which provides development assistance in Vietnam, public health programs and medical training, and experience for Australians and Vietnamese.
- The Office for Global Health which facilitates international health research and works with the University of Sydney’s health faculties to contribute to the health and wellbeing of the Asia-Pacific region.
- The Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, which brings together researchers, educators and professionals from across the biological and social sciences to increase understanding about and develop news ways to reduce infectious diseases.