The Centre for Asian Pacific Studies (CAPS) was established in 1986 to further enrich and enhance the quality of research on issues related to the Asia-Pacific region. Drawing from the University's experts in social sciences and related disciplines, the Centre aims to stimulate greater general interest and understanding of the Asia-Pacific region through the promotion of collaborative projects amongst scholars and experts. The Centre is committed to build a wide-ranging network of research contacts specialised in the Asian Pacific.
1. To support and enhance the University's research productivity, especially in interdisciplinary studies focused on the Asia-Pacific region;
2. To focus research on practical policy issues which are important to governments, businesses, and the public;
3. To build and develop research networks for scholars and institutions specialised in the Asia-Pacific region.