The Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS) is a research institute of Gadjah Mada University that focuses on social issues in the Southeast Asian region. The research center was founded on 1st April 1986 with the name of Pusat Antar Universitas (PAU) Sosial.In 2001, the name was changed into CESASS in order to emphasize the commitment toward social studies in the Southeast Asian area.

As a research institute under Gadjah Mada University, CESASS has three main working areas that are strictly related to each other: research, education, and community service. These three working areas addressed by two divisions: the research and cooperation division, and the publications and training division. The working programs held by CESASS are aimed to optimize research and education in order to render a better service to the community.

Since 2016, CESASS UGM was nominated by the Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia (Kemenristekdikti) as the only Center of Excellence in the field of social studies. In 2017, CESASS was appointed by Kemenristekdikti to implement the World Class Professor (WCP) program with the aim to optimize the researcher’s capacity to increase publications and cooperation for research at the international level with professors from all over the world.

For more information, visit the CESASS website