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Southeast Asia Chapter

The Southeast Asia Chapter is an official component of the MCAA, and encourages local networking and attracts new members to the Association within all parts of the region.

We aim to enhance the image of the MCAA in Southeast Asia by organising interesting events and innovative activities. We would like to share our experiences as researchers, to highlight the benefits of Marie Curie Actions, and of the MCAA Association, and to communicate our ideas of the world as a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary community.

All MCAA members residing in Southeast Asia, or nationals of any Southeast Asia country [usually ASEAN member states: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam  - but we are pretty open-hearted!] currently residing elsewhere, are welcome to become members of the Southeast Asia Chapter.

Membership of the Chapter is free! Just click on the 'Join Group' logo at the top of the right-hand column, and we would be happy to welcome you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at:

We also have country representative in most of ASEAN member states, who acts as contact persons for researchers in the region interested in learning more about the MSCA mobility opportunities and the programmes of MCAA. Please click on the link or video profile to find out more about each country representative:

Thailand - Dr. Narisorn Kitiyanant (LINK and VIDEO PROFILE)

Viet Nam - Dr. Quoc Chi Nguyen (LINK)

Malaysia - Dr. Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah (LINK and VIDEO PROFILE) and Dr. Moritz Mueller (LINK and VIDEO PROFILE)

Singapore - Dr. Ren Bin Yang (LINK) and Dr. Duong Anh Hung (LINK)

Philppines - Dr. Jenny Lind Elmaco (LINK)

Indonesia - Dr. Tatas Brotosudarmo (LINK and VIDEO PROFILE)


MCAA Southeast Asia is working close together with EURAXESS ASEAN ( in organizing events around the ASEAN countries.


With kind regards,

Dr. Tatas Brotosudarmo (Indonesia)


Southeast Asia Chapter News feed

Member in Action: Visit to Director General, Department of Higher Education, the Ministry of Higher Education of Malaysia

Putrajaya (12 September 2017) - Dr. Mohd Mustafa Al Bakri Abdullah, Chapter Country Representative for Malaysia arranged courtesy visit with Dr. Susanne Rentzow-Vasu (Regional Representative EURAXESS Link ASEAN, European Union Delegation to Singapore), and Alfonso Pino Maeso (Trade Section, European Union Delegation to Malaysia) to Datin Paduka Prof Ir. Dr. Siti Hamisah Tapsir, Director General, Higher Education in the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia.

Member in Action: Chapter Country Representative for Philippines conducted orientation day for research scholarship opportunity

Dumaguete City (14 September 2017) - Dr. Jenny Elmaco conducted the orientation done today on Research and Scholarship Opportunities in Europe with a focus on Marie Curie Actions (MSCA) calls and Erasmus+ for Foundation University in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, Philippines. Participants were department heads and faculty members.

Welcome to our new Chapter page!

Hi all, we are happy that our Southeast Asia Chapter has been created and this page is already visible to members. Thank you all who have supported!! I just want to write briefly introducing about the creation of this Chapter: Hanoi (12.03.2016), 10 MC Fellows agreed the creation of the MCAA Southeast Asia Chapter would be most desirable as this would ensure formal recognition of the grouping and its activities from both the EC and the stakeholders in ASEAN.

Growth of the Southeast Asia Chapter Members by September 2017

MCAA Southeast Asia Chapter members have grown from 14 to 38 members by September 29, 2017. We are looking forward to welcome you all in the Chapter and together we are connected, communicate and making collaboration together to do good works here in the Southeast Asia. The Chapter members are MC fellows who resides in Southeast Asia or have nationality of any ASEAN member states.

Member in Actions: Info Session MSCA in Malang, Indonesia

Malang (17 November 2016), Information Session on Marie Sklodowska Curie Action (MSCA) Individual Fellowship (IF) and Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) has been attended by about 25 researchers from East Java Province and the eastern part of Indonesia. The event was hosted by Marie Curie Fellow Dr. Tatas Brotosudarmo at Universitas Ma Chung.