Management of the Study of Other Regions
In this age of the borderless world, the more Thailand develops or acquires knowledge about other countries or other regions, the more it will have the chance to enjoy progress and develop its competitiveness in the international arena in the economic and social spheres as well as in international relations. This may well result in greater security to the nation. Chulalongkorn University has, therefore, expanded its range of regional studies, which first covered only Thai and South-East Asian Studies, to other regions, for example, European Studies, Russian Studies, Indian Studies, American Studies and Latin American Studies. All these areas offer academic curricula, conduct research, provide information and disseminate knowledge about their region to the general public.
The University’s development plan that aims to upgrade its status to that of an international university can be seen in the 8th and the 9th Chulalongkorn University Development Plans, which specify collaboration with and service provision to the international community in order to enable Chulalongkorn University to become a gateway for this region and the international community. The Plans also aim to establish the University as an academic reference centre and this will have an impact on the country’s economic and social development as well as its security.