Mission Statement

  • The Asian NIR Consortium (ANC) is a private, non-profit international organization committed to promote education, research and applications related to near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) among Asian countries. Special emphasis is to be placed on the exchange of NIRS applications related to food, art and daily life, which are unique in Asian culture.
  • At present, the Consortium consists of five member countries: China, India, Japan, Korea and Thailand. In the future, we plan to encourage membership from other Asian countries as well.
  • Although NIRS research and application in Asia are more concentrated in the present member countries, the ANC looks forward to the expansion of NIRS throughout Asia in the near future.

Related Events

The 2024 International Diffuse Reflectance Conference (IDRC)
July 27 to August 2, 2024

which will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
(For more information here)

9th Asian NIR Symposium (ANS 2024)
December 8 to 10, 2024

which will be held in Kolkata, India
(For more information here)




Latest news

20-24 August 2023

21st international conference on near infrared spectroscopy will be held in confress innsbruck, Austria.
(For more information here)

8th Asian NIR Symposium (ANS 2022)
November 28 to 30, 2022

which will be held online (Secretariat in Seoul, Republic of Korea).
(For more information here)