The ANU Philippines Institute aims to maintain and promote the role of The Australian National University as the world’s premier institution in the conduct of research, the practice of teaching, and a broad range of outreach activities on Asia and the Pacific region.

The Philippines Institute, together with other regional institutes at the ANU, serves as a hub for comprehensive expertise advice to policymakers and practitioners in the Philippines and Australia. It plays a critical role in bridging research and policy knowledge on Southeast Asia through a rich understanding of Philippine politics, economics and socio-cultural dynamics. The Institute also recognises the distinctive significance, context and history of the Philippines as a gateway to wider connections in the Pacific region, and in forging linkages that bring Asia together with the Pacific.