The Association of China-Ireland Academics (ACIA) is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit organisation. Its members include Chinese academics working in Irish Higher Education Institutions and Irish academics working in Chinese Higher Education Institutions.The objective of the Association is to provide a platform for its members to share information, exchange ideas, conduct academic collaboration and strengthen friendship. The Association also actively participates, organizes and promotes cooperative activities in the areas of science, technology and cultural exchange, particulally interested in promoting bi-national cooperation between Ireland and China in education and academic research.