We carry out field research on the interactions between livelihoods, lifestyles and social institutions with the environment. We do desk research on the content of political discourse and public policies to better understand the formation of preferences and decisions. We compare our findings ‘on-the-ground’ with the analyses of the content of public policies and political debates to reveal shortcomings in the formulation, design and implementation of public policy. And we also undertake comparative studies of governance in different sectors or locations building on collaboration with other organizations. These efforts often contribute to theory development through critical synthesis and re-conceptualization of relationships.
To conduct research on urban policy, study technologies and development strategies that promote sustainable land-use, resources, the environment, mobility, security, society, economy, etc. Use an interdisciplinary approach of Engineering and Social Science to solve complex problems and inspire smarter cities.
At the Center for ASEAN Studies we focus on how an ever-changing-ASEAN will affect the daily lives of the people, how state development and the process of integration impacts border regions, and how mobility will assist and affect ethnic and indigenous groups. Through a holistic understanding of ASEAN at a local level, all ASEAN citizens can play a part in the process of regionalism. Through a deeper understanding of local issues, ASEAN will be encouraged to act, implement and understand issues that effect local ASEAN citizens, and can moreover play a part in assisting in the transformation of this vibrant, multiethnic and fast-paced region.
We conduct research and create innovation on renewable energy responding to the ASEAN requirements. We also provide academic services relating to energy and environment.
The AP-PPN was founded in 2016 to promote policy studies in the Asia-Pacific region.
A membership organization of graduate education programs in public policy, public affairs, public administration, and public & nonprofit management. NASPAA is recognized as a global accreditor of master's degree programs in these fields. Its twofold mission is to ensure excellence in education and training for public service and to promote the ideal of public service.