Brief History of AASIC



In today’s knowledge landscape there are powerful drivers for multidisciplinary research. To solve the real world problems, need to moves beyond simple collaboration and teaming to integrate data, methodologies, perspectives and moreover concept from multiple disciplines in order to advance fundamental understanding. The complexity of societal problems in a world brings many forces in many aspects of life, which spans to the natural and social sciences. Multidisciplinary knowledge attains the kind of predictive capability that could inform policymakers.

Local wisdom as part of identity for each country is one of the unique and strong power to reduce and alleviate the impact of complexity problem of the world. Asia countries play important role in the global economy, international security and also the world’s collective efforts to improve the human development. Half of the world population lives in Asia and to alleviate the negative impact from complexity world’s problem, bring our own identity and experiences from the past learnt research could unfold the new steads to improve the future of human and environment resources.

Acknowledging the role as the agent of change, Indonesian team in Mae Fah Luang University wishes to respond by continuously providing a medium to share knowledge and experiences in the field of science/technology, health and humanities. We will invite experts, practitioners, professionals and students from Asia countries to share their expertise, experiences, and views to gain a better understanding of the most important issues in the region, and furthermore, to provide evidence-based studies to direct the government and policymakers in designing strategic planning for the future growth and development of the regions.

Brief History: Previous AASIC

AASIC was initiated by PERMITHA (Overseas Indonesian Student Association in Thailand), fully supported by the Indonesian Embassy for the Republic of Indonesia for the Kingdom of Thailand in Bangkok (KBRI Bangkok), with the ultimate goal to provide a channel to share experience and knowledge among students in ASEAN countries.

The 1st AASIC was originally named ASEAN Academic Society International Conference and taken place in Prince of Songkhla University in Hat Yai whilst the 2nd AASIC was taken place in Kasetsart University. The 3rd AASIC was then renamed into Asian Academic Society to expand its coverage. It was held in Chulalongkorn University in 2015, with the support of The Indonesian Embassy in Royal Kingdom of Thailand and Muslim Studies of Chulalongkorn University. With over a hundred participants, the conference highlighted the importance of integrated science, techonology and humanities for a sustainable development. In 2016, the 4th AASIC was held in Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Phutthamonthon, Nakon Pathom, Thailand. As one of the green campus in Thailand, and also its role in Global Health Initiatives, Mahidol University Salaya. In 2017, the 5th AASIC was held in Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand. As one of the best universities as well as a research university in Thailand, and also the big university in “Isaan” (North-East of Thailand) region of Thailand (see: http://5thaasic.permithakhonkaen.org/)

In 2018, 6th AASIC is held in Mae Fah Luang University, the university in the park that is located in the northern-most hill of Thailand. This campus is the only public university in Thailand that using English as daily teaching and learning medium.

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