The Australia-Asia-Pacific Institute (AAPI) operates a broad research agenda that provides for a range of specialist activities within a cross-disciplinary framework.We have three main areas of research:
- social-cultural, economic, political and environmental change and development in Australia, Asia and the Southwest Pacific;
- Asian, Southwest Pacific and related ethnic communities within Australia and the region, and
- changing relations between Australia, Asia and the Southwest Pacific.
To progress these activities the Institute has three major research foci within which are pursued a number of cognate themes. Members of the Institute are mostly involved in two, sometimes three of these research themes, providing for collaborative cross-disciplinary outcomes. Each of the themes is under continual review, while the research foci are reviewed regularly to ensure ongoing relevance, to allow for emerging and innovative research developments and to accommodate membership changes.