Chulalongkorn University in collaboration with Elsevier co-hosted the 4th Annual Asia Pacific Research Intelligence Conference under the theme “Universities and the Power of Data – Science for a Sustainable Society”. The conference was held during 5-6 July 2017 at Chaloem Rajakumari 60 Building, Chulalongkorn University. Professor Bundhit Eua-arporn, Ph.D., President of Chulalongkorn University, gave the opening speech to participants who included vice presidents of research, research managers and research administrators in the Asia-Pacific region to share their experiences. The purpose of the conference was to examine the development of research strategies, solutions and research analysis tools as well as discuss research administration best practises . Under this year’s theme, the main focus of discussion was sustainability, diversity and the power of research data .