Key Research Areas
Our academics work across the breadth and depth of this area to topics that investigate such issues as water, air, cities, health, wildlife and their impact on our environments for a more sustainable future. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals link closely with our research.
As the fastest growing economic region in the world, Asia is undergoing huge change on multiple fronts. The region's increasingly ambitious infrastructure developments have been drawn to the forefront of regional development, as epitomised with the development of new policies such as China's 'Belt and Road Initiative' (E-Book available here), the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, India's 'Go East', and Taiwan's 'New Southbound Policy'. Our researchers at the Asia Research Institute look at how greater increased connectivity will shape things to come in the region.
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Our researchers explore the context and development of new and innovative ideas in the rapidly growing Asian economies and what this means for the future of Asia. Some of the areas touched upon in our research include the innovation and entrepreneurship that takes place in organisations, businesses and education.
Governance and policy
With one of the most diverse regions in the world, politically, culturally and economically, knowledge of governance and policy is essential in understanding Asia today. Our research covers the elections, domestic politics, foreign policy, history and developments within many of Asia's states.
Identity and rights
With more than half the world's population in Asia, and 50 percent of those numbers being in two of the most populous states on Earth (India and China), it is important to understand the diverse identities within state borders, and the context in which they exist (for example, whether they are protected or not). Our research includes topics such as gender, sexuality, religion, ethnicity and representation in the media.
Doing business in Asia
With a plethora of experts covering finance, business structure, organisational culture, trade and investment across many Asian countries, our researchers and the Asia Business Centre are positioned to support businesses, organisations and other researchers doing more with business in Asia.