PISA projects are distinctive in their collaborative approach. From project conception to in-country implementation, PISA programs represent true partnerships between our US-based staff and partner institutions in Asia. Our partner organizations include government ministries, research institutions, universities, and civil-society organizations. Our partnerships in Asia are long-term and represent successful collaboration on multiple projects over a 30-year history of working in the region. Together, we are preparing leaders to meet the challenges and opportunities of the day while continually building a network of scholars, policy makers, and advocates on both sides of the Pacific to address urgent national and transnational concerns.

PISA celebrates partnerships with the following organizations:

People's Republic of China

  • Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • China Center for International Studies China
  • China Institute of International Strategic Studies
  • China Foreign Affairs University
  • Fudan University
  • Jinan University
  • Liaoning University
  • Nankai University
  • National Defense University
  • Peking University
  • Renmin University
  • Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
  • Shanghai Institute for International Studies
  • Zhejiang University

Socialist Republic of Vietnam

  • Center for Foreign Affairs and Language Training
  • Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
  • Institute for Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City
  • University for Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Institute of World Economics and Politics, Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Vietnamese Research Centre for Human Rights, Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics and Public Administration
  • Center for Family, Gender and Environment in Development
  • Tay Bac University

Lao, P.D.R.

  • Institute of Foreign Affairs , Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • National University of Laos

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

  • Civil Service Bureau
  • Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Hong Kong University

Thailand Southeast Asia START Regional Center, Chulalongkorn University

  • Thailand Environment Institute


  • Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
  • University of Malaysia at Sabah


Institute for Strategic Studies

  • School of Foreign Service, Mongolia National University
  • Women for Social Progress


  • Menander University
  • Green Economy Green Growth (GEGG)


  • Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace
  • University of Cambodia