About us

The Association of Southeast and East Asian Catholic Colleges and Universities (ASEACCU) is a regional association of Catholic Universities in countries within this geographical area. The purpose of the organization is to promote Catholic higher education and to be a support for the local Churches. ASEACCU also aims to contribute to educational dialog on an international level beyond the Southeast and East Asian region.

Our mission

Following the guidelines of the “Apostolic Constitution on Higher Education”, “Ex Corde Ecclesiae“, the purpose of the association is defined as follows:
  • To serve as a forum for member institutions.
  • To reflect on how they put into practice the ideals of a Catholic university as expressed by “Ex Corde Ecclesiae” and other official documents of the Church.
  • To ascertain whether they have correctly defined and continuously maintained their identity as Catholic schools.
  • To dialog freely and at the highest levels and to share resources among themselves and with other educational institutions and governments both internationally and in their own countries, in their common quest for academic excellence.

Means to achieve our mission

The collection, exchange, and dissemination of information through our bi-annual newsletters and other publications as well as through facilitating information networking among member institutions.


The organization of meetings, symposia, workshops and seminars on topics and concerns related to the mission of the Association.


The facilitation of exchange of faculty, administrators and students between our member institutions.


Become a Member

For those who are interested in joining ASEACCU, full membership may be granted to institutions that are legally recognized degree-granting Catholic universities and colleges in their respective countries.

Observer status may be granted to others wishing to attend the annual meetings of ASEACCU.


(Photo taken at Our Lady of the Smile Parish in Chamkar Teang village, Tramkak District, Takeo province, Cambodia)