The Advanced Science and Technology Institute is mandated to perform the following functions:
- Scientific research and development in the advanced fields of Information and Communication Technology and Microelectronics.
- Undertake long-term researches to strengthen and modernize science and technology infrastructure;
- Conduct research and development work in the advanced fields of studies including biotechnology and microelectronics; and
- Complement the overall endeavor in the scientific field with intensive activities in the computer and information technologies.