The Science Council of Asia (SCA) is an international scientific organization founded in 2000 by members of the Asian Conference on Scientific Cooperation (ACSC) and whose Conferences were hosted by the Science Council of Japan (SCJ) from 1993-2000.
The SCA aims to provide a collaborative platform for promoting scientific exchange and intellectual cooperation in Asia, for developing and promoting a holistic vision (encompassing the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and cultures), and for focusing on sustainable development and improvement in the quality of life in the region.
From the ten member countries of the first Asian conference, the SCA is now composed of 31 scientific organizations from 18 countries/region, namely, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, China: Taipei, India, Indonesia, Japan, The Republic Of Korea, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, The Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam. As the SCJ provides the Secretariat for SCA, the host countries for the annual Conferences are rotated among member countries.
For more information, visit http://www.scj.go.jp/en/sca/