The Master of Arts in International Development Studies Program (MAIDS) is the first of its kind at Chulalongkorn University.
This is a unique program in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region and was established in 2003 by the Centre for Social Development Studies (CSDS). The Program and the Centre are both housed in the Faculty of Political Science.
Why study International Development Studies at Chulalongkorn University?
The are various challenges that impact development, including poverty, environmental degradation and access to resources, dislocation of people, and political conflict, which challenge policymakers, academics, civil society, and the private sector worldwide.
Institutions of higher learning in Southeast Asia have a great responsibility to establish programs that base international development in the context of development practice itself. The MAIDS Program, situated in Thailand, is geographically central within ASEAN and Asia and leverages access to local, regional, and global organizations based in Bangkok and beyond.