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Our Mission

The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies provides a forum for integrated and multidisciplinary research and teaching on Asia. It supports innovative projects that actively combine teaching, research, and social engagement, creating a unique model of rounded education on Asia. The Institute also promotes general awareness, understanding, and knowledge of Asia through organizing public events and supporting student and faculty scholarship and engagement with partners in Asia. 

Our Vision

To establish a world-class, renowned, and multidisciplinary institute devoted to Asia and Asian Studies that leverages Notre Dame's strengths and that is consistent with the University's overarching mission.

The Liu Family Gift

The Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies was established in 2010 by a gift from the RM Liu Foundation. Based in Gardena, California, the foundation supports the philanthropic activities of Robert and Mimi Liu and their children, Emily and Justin, both of whom are Notre Dame graduates. The Liu family has been actively engaged with Notre Dame since the early 1990s. Read the University of Notre Dame media release about the gift.