Diversity: We value the diversity of the communities we serve and interact with, and recognize that this diversity strengthens us all.
Excellence: We value an environment in which rigorous, critical, and collaborative scholarship about Asia can thrive, and in which we work together to ensure that our community members are empowered to thrive.
Innovation: We value creativity in the search for new ways of seeing old problems and new ways of bringing our pasts to bear in the effort to shape equitable and sustainable futures.
Responsibility: We value research, teaching and service that recognize and enhance the interconnectedness of the peoples, places, and cultures of Asia, Hawai‘i and the world. The UH-Manoa core values of mālama (care) and kuleana (responsibility) form the foundation of our work.