A leading institute of Asia-Pacific-focused research

The Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) is a global research leader in its key areas of research on Asia and the Pacific. Our policy-relevant research enhances links between businesses, government bodies and other research entities, placing our students and researchers at the forefront of national and international dialogue in a range of fields.
Our research focuses on, and cuts across, the principles of the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These principles are embedded in our research, in particular, SDGs 5, 8, 10, 13, 16 and 17, and are our commitment to tackling global challenges around sustainable development and partnerships.

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Research highlights


The Griffith Agribusiness research program delivers insights to improve and further develop an understanding of Australian and international trade and market systems directly related to agriculture. Researchers are engaged in applied studies in the areas of trade and marketing for fresh and processed foods in developed and developing countries across the region.

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Climate Diplomacy

The Climate Action Beacon focuses specifically on interdisciplinary research and cross-sectoral practice collaborations as catalysts for climate action. New and novel collaborations will provide society with the best chance of addressing climate change risks and opportunities.

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Pacific Islands Centre for Development Policy and Research

The Pacific Islands Centre for Development Policy and Research (PICDPR) brings together leading economic and finance experts to help build the capacity for research and policy formulation at the central banks in the South Pacific, through joint working papers, research seminars, symposiums, conferences and other research activities to improve the emerging research engagement and collaboration in the region.

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At GAI, we are committed to disseminating our research as widely as possible, through our diverse range of publications.


View our list of current grants, which provide significant funding for researchers delivering world-class outcomes.

Contact details

Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University
Room 1.30, Macrossan Building N16
170 Kessels Road
Nathan QLD 4111


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