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Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia (RILCA) was firstly established in a name of "Research Center for Languages and Cultures of Southeast Asia" in 1974 to produce Linguistic academicians that are advantage in communicating with people on diversity race, languages and cultures. In 1981, was changed to "Research Institute for Languages and Cultures for Rural Development" and lastly became "Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia" in 2009.

The philosophy of RILCA is "Languages and cultures are the heart of sustainable development". Therefore, the main task of RILCA is to support research toward diversity of languages and cultures and also promote the positive communication outcomes in Southeast Asia. Besides, RILCA is a first well-known institution that studies about Languages and Cultures in Southeast Asia. The research findings of each studies are advantage to many parts of society both nationally and internationally such as education and social development.

RILCA is not only doing a research, but also producing the graduate. RILCA has four languages and cultures postgraduate courses, there are Ph.D.and Linguistics, in Multicultural Studies, Languages and Cultures for Communication and Development and Cultural Studies. In 2006, RILCA was one of the top four institutions teaching in the fields of Anthropology and Arts. RILCA also is to provide academic service for those who are interested by publishing and seminar. Another task is to maintain the important traditions, it is to arrange many the activities.

The Personnel of RILCA have been doing research about the Ethnic continuously for over 30 years and will definitely keep doing this for the benefits of humankind as the slogan "Research and Developmental Institute for Languages, Cultures and Ethnic of Asia"


Languages and cultures are the key of sustainable development


To be a leading international institute for research on languages and cultures for sustainable development


Research and Innovation
To produce excellence in research and social innovations in language and culture and to guide policies for sustainable development in line with the SDGs.

To promote lifelong education and create educational innovations based on integrated research to develop the country's manpower with language and cultural skills.

Academic Services
To commit to academic services that build on expertise in research and education in language, culture, intercultural communication and creative arts and culture with standards that respond to the needs of society and create added value.

Strategic Networks
To enhance the creation of strategic alliance networks at national and international levels in research, education and academic services on a continuous and comprehensive basis.

Management for the sustainability of the organization and keeping pace with digital transformation
Promote digital adaptation and use of information technology to enhance the work and manage the organization.


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STRATEGY (2022-2026)

Strategy 1
To build research excellence and social innovations, and instruct language and cultural policies by expanding the network of cooperation with local communities, and national and international organizations for sustainable development.

Strategy 2
To arrange higher and lifelong education in line with the social demands through integrated educational innovations which meet international standards.

Strategy 3
To provide academic services for social development, and propel language, cultural and multicultural policies, and creative arts and culture with added values.

Strategy 4
To manage the security and sustainability of the organization and keep up with the digital transformation.