SPD Partners

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Our programme has international partners, consisting of Tilburg University (Netherlands), San Diego State University (US), University of California (US), Graduate School of  Social Welfare of Ewha Womans University (Republic of Korea), Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Padjadjaran (India), International Organization of Migration (IOM), United Nations, and Social Policy Research Institute (SPRI), Belgium.

 

  We have agreements of cooperation between various levels of establishment.  In the case of San Diego State University (SDSU), our memorandum of understanding exists at both university  and faculty levels. Furthermore, SDSU  have been sending students to join internships and field visits in Thailand every year. SDSU also sends lecturers in order to exchange knowledge and experience with the faculty lecturers.

 

         SPD runs an exchange programme with the Department of Global Management of Social Issues of Tilburg University, where students of both universities get to exchange knowledge and experience.

 

Moreover, students also have internship opportunities in various placements including the International Organization for Migration, which is part of the United Nations (UN), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the National Economic and Social Development Board of Thailand.

 

 

Cooperation with the Social Policy Research Institute SPRI (Belgium) to train overseas lecturers from the Royal University of Bhutan is also another platform of institutional cooperation. SPD held a Training of the Trainers (TOT), which was supported by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in South Asia and Bhutan.

 

SPD’s recent outreach includes collaboration with a faculty from the University of Bath under the Newton Fund supported by the British Council of Thailand.

 

Finally, SPD continuously promotes activities which are beneficial for students and strives to forge external network in order to sustain the relevance of social policy and development education.

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