The Institute of Asia Pacific Studies (IAPS), approved by the
University Council in 1994, conducts and encourages academic research
programs in area studies emphasizing an interdisciplinary method, to promote
and preserve peaceful cooperation regionally and internationally.
The Institute has conducted and published many projects and produced
many publications, for example the Bibliography of the Asia Pacific,
Bibliography of Community Studies, a Study of the Communities along the Thai-Cambodian
Border Area and a Regional Seminar and Workshop on the Communities along the
Mekong River Basin. These projects intend to provide necessary resources for
long-term regional planning.
In 2003, the institute cooperated with the Graduate School to offer a
graduate course in Asian Studies. The Institute is administered in
cooperation with the Graduate School to offer graduate courses in Asian