Center for Asian Affairs (CAA)

The Center for Asian Affairs is a think tank for local and central government authorities as well as business support institutions in Poland, Central Europe and the European Union operating in Asia.

Motto: Think Local, Think Asia, Think Global.

The creation of the Center for Asian Affairs is closely tied to the ever-increasing role of countries located in East Asia economically, politically and culturally, especially China, and the need to observe and monitor the processes occurring in the region. The rising significance of contacts (both business and personal), mainly in China, Japan, South Korea and South and South East Asia, calls for the creation of a think tank that will be able to provide advice regarding activities conducted by local and central governments as well as business support institutions in Asia. CAA will fulfil an advisory and consultant role, whilst also establishing new contacts with Asian countries that will help conduct various activities at both the local and central government level.

CAA is an interdisciplinary unit that brings together academics from the University of Lodz, research and teaching units at home and abroad, as well as business and political practitioners, whose research and teaching interests, combined with years of experience, mainly focus on countries located in East Asia.