A global research network
An interactive network mapAsia Research Institute
Partner:Asia Research Institute
How do we do justice to the extensive global reach and projects of the National University of Singapore’s Asia Research Institute? Kontinentalist helped tell its story with an interactive network map that showcases its position as an important agenda-setting research institution in and on Asia.
About the project
The Asia Research Institute celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2021. We created an interactive map to commemorate this milestone, and showcase its extensive academic footprint and connections.
A web of international connections
With over 200 connections across the world and close to 100 projects, the Asia Research Institute wanted a meaningful and interesting way to consolidate its work and extensive network. This included finding a way to visually show the scale and reach of its staff and collaborators, while allowing readers to understand more about its sector-specific projects.
Our creative solution
We designed an interactive map that consolidated all of these projects and connections. Our map allowed users to toggle between two views. For those interested in specific topics or sectors, they could filter the dataset based on the institution’s working clusters. We also ensured that the design and aesthetics of the map were in line with the organisation’s branding.
The Asia Research Institute at the National University of Singapore, is one of the world's foremost research centres on Asia. The Institute brings together scholars working across the social sciences and humanities, forming a vital space for Asia-focused cross-disciplinary research collaboration.