“The principal objective of AASSA is to achieve a society in Asia and Australasia in which science and technology play a major role in the development of the region.”
The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) is a forum for scientists and technologists to discuss and provide advice on issues related to science and technology, research and development, and the application of technology for socio-economic development.
AASSA was launched 1st January 2012 with 34 member Academies and Societies of science from 30 Countries. With IAP‘s strong support for the merger, AASA and FASAS had been discussing a merger into a single Asian science organization since late 2008. After discussions over the last couple of years, and most recently at the meetings of AASA and FASAS held in Nepal in November 2011, members of both AASA and FASAS have unanimously and wholeheartedly endorsed the merger.
Through the merger, AASSA is expected to increase the visibility for science and increase efficiency, particularly in relation to resources (human and financial) with reduced overlap of activities and meetings, and provide a better platform for fundraising and interaction with other science organizations.
- President: Yoo Hang Kim
- President Elect: Khairul Anuar Abdullah
- Vice President: Satryo Brodjonegoro
- Treasurer: Zabta Khan Shinwari