About ASC


Cambodia joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on 30 April 1999. Since then, Cambodia has held ASEAN Chairmanship twice, once in 2002 and again in 2012. 

In facilitating the country’s integration into the ASEAN Economic Community to be realized on 31st December 2015, the University of Cambodia (UC), one of the leading excellent higher education institutions in Cambodia, established the ASEAN Study Center (ASC) being officially endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Cambodia on 15th January 2014. The ASC serves as a policy and academic think tank, conducting research studies and exchanging dialogues on issues related to ASEAN, and enhancing the balanced and integrated development of the three ASEAN Communities, including Political-Security Community, Economic Community and Socio-Cultural Community. Significantly, the Center encourages efforts to promote greater ASEAN awareness in Cambodia, thus contributing to the country’s deep integration into the ASEAN community, and gain support for the ASEAN related projects.


To be the ASEAN Center of Excellence in the pursuit of the University of Cambodia’s life-long learning academic institution as the top quality academy in South East Asia and Asia.


1.    To promote awareness and understanding of ASEAN within Cambodia;
2.    To promote awareness and understanding of Cambodia amongst other ASEAN members of ASEAN;
3.    To provide stakeholders’ perspectives on the impacts of existing policies and other initiatives to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the ASEAN Secretariat, and other member states to be well-informed for their decisions;
4.    To enhance regional integration and cooperation for the benefit of all member states through publications of the research results, trainings, capacity building programs, workshops, meetings, conferences, ASEAN Ambassador lecture series and the exchange of the best practices



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