The Center for Southeast Asian Studies was formally established in 2005 as an independent institution and formal scholarly interest in Southeast Asia.The Center currently collaborates with other area programs in global and comparative research and activities. At present, the Center operates a vigorous and well-developed program committed to the study of Southeast Asia that is recognized as one of the best worldwide.
The Center had 3 division including division of economic studies, division of socio-cultural studies and division of politics and strategic studies.
The Center provides support for research, conferences, workshops, seminars, and study groups. It welcomes visiting scholars who wish to conduct their research on Southeast Asia in Indonesia, and encourages collaboration with other Southeast Asian research institutes worldwide.