Driving positive change through knowledge exchange

Connecting Asia

About Us

Welcome to CONNECTING ASIA, a research network founded in 2015 as a true representation of a social enterprise and spinoff from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia. Our aim is to create a symbiotic partnership between academia and industry to provide sustainable solutions for social and industrial issues.

 We are proud to have successfully hosted 16 international conferences, with more than 8,000 presenters sharing their research in the past eight years. We have also published over 6,000 research articles in reputed journals and conference proceedings.

With more than 10,000 members and 12,000 social media followers from 42 countries, CONNECTING ASIA is a research network with enormous growth potential. Our official YouTube channel, CONNECTING ASIA TV, aimed to facilitate learning, has over 26k subscribers.

We are a true reflection of a social organization aimed at providing support to higher education. To date, we have funded fully or partially 44 Ph.D. scholars. Join us in our mission to create impactful change through research and development.

Connecting Asia

Driving positive change through knowledge exchange

Our Vision

Our vision is to be an innovative and leading research and development organization in the Asian region, focused on knowledge exchange and collaboration to drive social impact. We strive to create and enhance inter-organizational alliances, develop institutional and human resources capacities, and provide quality services that contribute to the emergence of a sustainable knowledge society. With a global perspective and collaborative approach, we aim to make a positive and lasting impact on the world.

Our Mission

At Connecting ASIA, our mission is to leverage innovation and promote knowledge exchange through global collaboration. We strive to establish and nurture strategic partnerships between prime institutions in academia, industry, government, and society, with a focus on creating sustainable solutions for social impact. Our goal is to foster impactful knowledge transfer and human capital development, enabling us to contribute to the emergence of a knowledge society that benefits individuals, organizations, and communities.



We strive to foster an environment that encourages creativity, experimentation, and the implementation of new ideas and technologies to solve complex social and industrial challenges.


We believe in the power of partnerships and actively seek to establish and nurture alliances between academia, industry, government, and society to facilitate impactful knowledge transfer and human capital development.


We are dedicated to creating sustainable solutions that positively impact the communities we serve and contribute to the emergence of a knowledge society.


We operate with the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, and transparency, valuing honesty, fairness, and accountability in all our interactions.


We believe in continuous learning and development for ourselves and our partners, promoting growth, innovation, and excellence in everything we do.


We are committed to making a meaningful contribution to society, through our research and development efforts, community engagement, and support for higher education.

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International Conferences
8000+ Presentations
6000+ Publications
Participants from 42 Countries

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