The origin of this IRN SustainAsia project is based on two findings:

  • Scientifically, the need to examine more thoroughly the challenges raised in Asia by a fast-paced, spatially heterogeneous economic growth, that takes place in a fragile environment;
  • From an institutional viewpoint, the interest of a project federating the sub-network of the 5UMIFREs of Asia in order to constitute a “network of networks”.