The Australian Strategic Policy Insitute, based in Canberra, announced on January 23 that it has
23rd Jan 2014
ASPI RANKS HIGHLY IN INTERNATIONAL SURVEY OF THINK TANKS
The Australian Strategic Policy Insitute, based in Canberra, announced on January 23 that it has once again been rated as a world class Institute in the University of Pennsylvania’s 2013 Global Go-To Think Tank Index.
Last year ASPI ranked in the top 30 of Security and International Affairs Think Tanks. This year that category has been split, and ASPI is pleased to have made it onto both new lists. ASPI ranks in the top 20 of ‘defense and national security think tanks’, the highest ranked institute in that category outside of Europe and the United States, and in the top 30 of ‘foreign policy and international affairs think tanks’.
After 18 months of hard work on establishing our social media presence, ASPI has made its debut in the ‘best use of social networks’ category, ranking in the top 30. Our extensive social media reach allows ASPI to communicate its first class research and analytic ability to the public, something we believe is important as a majority publicly funded think tank.
ASPI is also very pleased to note that its collaboration with South Africa’s Brenthurst Foundation has been recognised as a top 30 collaborative venture. Our work with Brenthurst reflects the importance both our institutes see in developing mature policy discussions both within Africa and with the international community.
Finally, ASPI is delighted to see that the international community thinks that our best work is still ahead of us, ranking us number 2 on the list of ‘Think tanks to watch’. Given that the number one position was the BRICS Policy Centre in Brazil, representing what by common consensus is the most important developing area in international affairs, we appreciate the vote of confidence.