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Vision Statement

Our vision is to serve in an advisory capacity to  provide leadership and direction to postdoctoral scholars and researchers from Asian and Oceanic region. Working in collaboration with the entire Asian and Oceanic research community, AOPDA envisions transforming the culture of those individuals and institutions engaged in the Asian and Oceanic research ecosystem so that the contributions of postdoctoral scholars are fully valued and recognized. 

Mission Statement

AOPDA’s mission is to serve and engage the postdoctoral community by fostering lifelong relationships. AOPDA holds as its central purpose the intellectual and personal development of its postdoctoral scholars. The mission of AOPDA is to improve the postdoctoral experience by supporting further research training and a culture which supports professional growth to benefit scholarship and innovation. Building upon shared values, AOPDA initiates and leads programs that support its Core Values, Mission, and Vision, while advancing the community’s key goals.

Core Objectives

  • To  help prevent problems, address existing issues in a timely and proportionate manner, and keep abreast of emerging challenges and opportunities.
  • To invest in research to ensure significant advances in science, engineering, and education.
  • To stimulate innovation via research and education.

 

 

Strategic Priorities

  • Strive to increase compensation to fair levels for  postdocs
  • Work to improve benefits for all postdocs
  • Provision of quality mentoring for postdocs
  • Facilitation of professional and career development opportunities
  • Encouragement and facilitation of diversity within the postdoctoral community.
  • Promoting the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness and safeguarding the integrity of AOPDA programs and operations.
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