The UK-ASEAN Research Hub was established through the funding from the British Council, Aston University, UK and The University of Danang from November 2013, operated under the Vietnam-UK Institute of Research and Executive Education (VNUK IREE), and expected to self-sustain after three years of operation. The overall purpose of the hub is to create an inspirational research community in the region.

The Hub aims at

1. initiating links between UK and Vietnamese researchers in the first year

2. building on the established links to create stronger partnerships between researchers with similar research passions and interests, in the second year

3. building capacity for PhD scholars, increasing engagement with industry and across ASEAN region, hosting national and international conferences, and securing funding for ongoing wok, in the third year of operation.