An internationally recognised research institute

Griffith Asia Institute is an internationally-recognised research centre in the Griffith Business School. GAI reflects Griffith University’s longstanding commitment to the study of and engagement with nations of Asia and the near Pacific .

Our active engagement with international think tanks, government and industry place our researchers at the forefront of debate on international affairs and provides a quality training environment for research students.


To be the informed voice leading Australia’s strategic engagement in the Asia Pacific.


To cultivate the knowledge, capabilities and connections that will inform and enrich Australia’s Asia-Pacific future.


  • Research excellence
  • Respect for others
  • Sustainable outcomes
  • Collaborative teamwork
  • Global orientation

Our strategic priorities

Research excellence

Conducting, supporting and delivering excellent and relevant research on the politics, security, economies and development of the Asia-Pacific region.

Effective partnerships

Facilitating effective partnerships and policy outcomes for positive impact in the region.

Informing public debate

Leading and informing public debate on Australia’s place in the Asia Pacific.

Shaping the next generation

Shaping the next generation of Asia-Pacific leaders through internships and exchanges.

GAI Strategy 2018-2021

Action plans, goals and initiatives to guide our four strategic priorities.

2019 in review

2019 in review (Text version)

Director's message

Our Strategic Advisory Council

Our people

Our research


International dialogues and partnerships

Informing debate


Online commentary and reach

Our students

Connect with us

Advisory council

Meet our advisory members and learn more about our strategic approach to  Asia–Pacific research.

Asia pioneers

We continue to celebrate the achievements of our Asia pioneers. Be inspired and read some of their incredible stories on our blog.

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