The International Development Studies programme is the first of its kind at Chulalongkorn University and quite unique in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. This programme is one of the first in Southeast Asia to offer multidisciplinary training in international development; integrating academic, technical, managerial, and professional training, with a particular focus on policy.
The MAIDS programme, currently offering a one-year Master of Arts degree, is designed for postgraduate students, NGO workers, international organisation employees, and junior to mid-level government officials with experience in development work. The programme is taught in English to students from a range of backgrounds and nationalities.
Students also benefit from an annual series of public lectures, which are organized through special training sessions and events, such as the Greater Mekong Sub-region on Human Security - with a special focus on Human Trafficking - sponsored by the Thai Commission for UNESCO.
The International Development Studies programme at Chulalongkorn University is new, promising, and seeks to become a central forum for interaction on development and globalization in Southeast Asia.