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.