GAST, the German-ASEAN Science & Technology Network currently consists of members in 5 ASEAN countries, namely Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonsia, each backed up by a German parent organization.

 The first activity of the GAST Network was the German-ASEAN Conference on Mass Transport Technologie (Travelling Conference, focus on Railway Technology), substantially co-funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), jointly organised by the GAST Prof. Jansen in Bangkok, by SGU in Jakarta and by GIST in Singapore end of May 2010. Unfortunately, the event in Bangkok had to be cancelled due to the serious political unrest on May 19, 2010. In this conference, a broad overview on Mass Transport Technology and Railway Engineering Education “Made in Germany”, supplemented by local SEA aspects, was presented to an expert audience, see more informations under GAST Travelling Conferences.