Ateneo Center for Asian Studies (ACAS)
Established in April 2001, the Ateneo Center for Asian Studies is a research center that promotes Asian Studies in the Ateneo de Manila University through multidisciplinary research and other related activities.
Owing to the rapid changes in the region, the Ateneo de Manila faculty has become increasingly involved in doing Asia-related research. More than ever, a more comprehensive study and deeper understanding of Asia - its economies, histories, cultures, philosophies and political systems - are needed. The Center hopes to further increase the expertise of the faculty in Asian Studies. It also hopes to strengthen the presence of the Ateneo de Manila University in the region.