The biggest agenda of ASEAN member countries is the ASEAN Community, which started in the end of 2015. To extent of several years ahead, each member countries should gradually enhanced its society for the more cohesive, integrative, and unitive regime in the Southeast Asia. Regarding this constructive agenda, it is necessarily important to understand what has happened, happening, and will be happen next along the path of ASEAN community.
On the other hand, approaching the diversity between people of the ASEAN countries should be followed by the high implementation of ASEAN way as the common path. We, the people of ASEAN communities, are being given the responsibility to adhere the sense of common tenure. Therefore, bringing ASEAN closer to us can be the first stepping stone envisioning the future of ASEAN community.
Therefore, Gadjah Mada University in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Republic of Indonesia, establish the ASEAN Studies Center, as an academic institution that is responsible for critical and objective review, as well as institutional arrangements in enhancing the role of ASEAN–i.e. including the three pillars of economic, political, and security–for the benefit of the development of Indonesian science and policy, and the wider community.
Specifically, ASEAN Studies Center Universitas Gadjah Mada is a multi diciplinary study center, established in line with Tri Dharma Principles which comprises of three areas of Teaching, Research and Community Service especially related to the field of ASEAN Studies.