In October 2012, FASAS and the Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA) merged to form the Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA). Information in this section is retained as an archive.
The Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies (FASAS) was established on 15 January 1984 in New Delhi, India. The Federation is a non-governmental scientific organisation from the Asia region having twelve scientific academies and societies as its founding members. Memberships were later on extended to other national scientific academies and societies in the Asia Pacific region.
On behalf of the Executive council of the Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies (FASAS), I welcome you to the FASAS website.
FASAS was formed in New Delhi in 1984 with twelve scientific academies and societies from within Asia as its Founding Members. The principle objectives of FASAS are the advancement of science and technology, including the facilitation of national and regional programs for the development of science and technology in the member countries.
To achieve these objectives, FASAS has focussed in the areas of promoting best practices in the teaching of science at all levels and increasing awareness of the importance of science and technology in governance, business and everyday life.
I invite the current sixteen member academies and societies to take an active part in FASAS activities and programs in order to facilitate the building of strong and independent academies across the region that can advise governments on the use of science to resolve national and regional issues.
With your full support, FASAS can play a key and significant role in scientific and socio-economic development of the Asia-Pacific region.
With best wishes
Professor Kurt Lambeck
Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies
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