In Pursuit of Knowledge, Truth and Excellence.


A leading center of excellence dedicated to foster and institutionalize outstanding research culture and scholarship activity.


To be a research centre capable of discovering and advancing knowledge, disseminating research findings, and enhancing partnership and collaboration with various stakeholders.


The AIIAD is a research centre established in 2018 under the School of International Studies (SoIS), at the Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM). The Centre handles a variety of subjects dealing with the geopolitical, geo-economic and geo-strategic aspects of the Asian region, stretching from Northeast Asia to West Asia with the ASEAN in between.

 Its primary objective is to strengthen research niche areas, scholarship, and culture within the study domains of international studies and international business through scholarly and policy-based publications, seminars, and research and consultation projects. The AIIAD encourages open dialogues, thereby generating ideas and giving genuine understanding within a civil society forum, as well as facilitating the exchange of views between and among business leaders, academics, professionals, students, and the public. 

 Despite the size of the centre and its short span of existence, the AIIAD has successfully forged strategic partnerships with both the public and private agencies, together with regional research organizations, to enrich its research activities and expand shared knowledge. Among its various activities, include institutionalized forums, notably ambassadorial talks, intellectual discourse and round table events.

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Asian Institute of International Affairs and Diplomacy (AIIAD), School of International Studies (SoIS), Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM), 06010 UUM Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia