In 2019, Puey School of Development Studies (PSDS) cooperated with academic institutions and civil society organisations (CSO) in offering field sites for the “Graduate Volunteer” students. The class of 2019 is the 51st batch of the long-running and first-of-its-kind Graduate Volunteer Programme, offered by PSDS, Thammasat University.
The three organisations partnering with PSDS are the followings:
- Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre (Public Organisation)
- Voluntary Service Overseas: VSO International
- Thai Health Promotion Foundation
The 13 sites cover provinces from the North (Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Lumphun, Phayao (2)), the West (Kanchanaburi and Tak (2)), the Northeast (Khon Khaen and Surin), and the South (Surat Thani, Nan, Nakorn Si Thammarat).
The Graduate Volunteer Programme is one-year programme. The students spend 3 months for course work, 7 months for field studies, and 2 months for writing the thesis. It was established by Prof. Dr. Puey Ungphakorn in the late 1960s. This programme has been adopted by several universities all over Thailand.
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