What lies ahead for the Indonesian archipelago, from a development perspective? Sometimes, it is beneficial to use its past as a guiding light. Subtitled "Past and future development around the Indonesian islands," this issue takes studies from across these islands—from their waters to their fields, to their cities and their ecosystems—and illuminates developmental progress in Indonesia, from its past and into its future.
The ASEAN Journal on Science & Technology for Development (AJSTD) is a peer-reviewed open access journal focusing on the publication of articles that make positive, tangible contributions to science and technology in the ASEAN region. Its main aim is to promote and accelerate the discovery and ultimate ASEAN-wide application of scientific and technological innovations, the consequence of which should be greater prosperity for the people of Southeast Asia.
AJSTD covers a wide range of technology-related subjects in the context of ASEAN, including biotechnology, non-conventional energy research, materials science and technology, marine sciences, meteorology and geophysics, food science and technology, microelectronics and information technology, space applications, science and technology policy, and infrastructure and resources development.
AJSTD is jointly published by the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology and the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia, under the management of Universitas Gadjah Mada.
The ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology was established to strengthen and enhance the capability of ASEAN in science and technology so that it can promote economic development and help achieve a high quality of life for its people. Its terms and reference are:
Further information about the activities of ASEAN COST can be found on its website.