• To encourage learning and research about the Greater Mekong Sub-region, especially by regional scholars.
  • To promote and strengthen the sharing of experiences, knowledge and information on the Greater Mekong Sub-region, between regional scholars, academics and students.
  • To foster networks and collaboration among academic and educational institutions in the region and enhance their research capacity.
  • To enhance accesibility to knowledge and information relating to the Greater Mekong Sub-region through the further development and maintenance of the Greater Mekong Sub-region Resource Centre.
  • To increase the amount of materials and information for teaching and referencing in a variety of disciplines pertaining to the Greater Mekong Sub-region.