The Center for Southeast Asian Studies was formally established in 2005 as an independent Think Tank and formal scholarly interest in Southeast Asia. The Center currently collaborates with other area programs in global and comparative research and activities. The Center had 3 division including division of economic studies, division of socio-cultural studies and division of politics and strategic studies. The Center provides support for research, conferences, workshops, seminars, and study groups. It welcomes visiting scholars who wish to conduct their research on Southeast Asia in Indonesia, and collaboration with other Southeast Asian research institutes worldwide.
In 2016, CSEAS became a member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions: Networks (UN-SDSN), UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN-SDSN) has been operating under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Development Goals (SDGs).
In 2017 CSEAS became a member of the Asia Consortium of Non-Traditional Security Studies in Asia (NTS-Asia). NTS-Asia Consortium as a network of non-traditional security research institutes and think tanks in Asia Pacific.
Our activities focus on how to translate the 17 Goals of Sustainable Development Goals into regional level and achieve the implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in ASEAN to complement one another.