Summer Course 2019

Department of Development and Sustainability is offering a series of Summer Courses in May – June 2019. These courses are intensive application-oriented courses designed for students who would like to brush up their knowledge on specific development issues in the region. Courses consist of lectures, discussions and group exercises. All courses are small classes taught in English with students from various countries – a truly international experience

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ED75.9017 Forced Migration and Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region

Instructor Dr.Philippe Doneys (Gender and Development Studies)

Duration 3 – 7 June, 2019

Credit 1 credit


The course aims to understand various forms of forced migration and trafficking in persons in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMSR), including refugee flows, disaster related migration, labor trafficking, sex slavery and other form of involuntary servitude. It will examine both disaster-related and political forms of forced migration (including statelessness), as well as human trafficking, including why women tend to be particularly vulnerable to involuntary servitude and sex trafficking, and why men are often overlooked as trafficked persons for labor purposes. We will end with a discussion of how policies affect, prevent or cause forced migration and with a presentation of key challenges when conducting research on forced migration and human trafficking.

ED75.9023 Gender Issues in Global Economy

Instructor Prof.Kyoko Kusakabe (Gender and Development Studies)

Duration 20 – 27 June, 2019

Credit 1 credit


Globalization and regional economic integration are features that characterize the economy nowadays. The course discusses gender issues under such economic globalization. Patterns in economic development differs under different states and locations, and gender issues and relations are shaped by and also shape the economy. The course provides key concepts in understanding gender issues in economic globalization.

ED76.13 Natural Resources Degradation and Conservation

Instructor Prof.Rajendra P. Shrestha (National Resources Management)

Duration 27 May – 21 June, 2019

Credit 3 credits


Degradation of natural resources has undermined the supporting capacity of the ecosystem with eventual consequences on the issues like food security, poverty alleviation, climate change and biodiversity loss. This is especially important in developing countries including those in Asia. The objective of the course is to introduce the major types of natural resources degradation in Asia, techniques and tools to monitor them, and to design appropriate conservation practices.

ED77.9012 Socio-ecological Systems Approach and Adaptive Governance

Instructor Dr.Thi Phuoc Lai Nguyen (Regional and Rural Development Planning)

Duration 27 – 31 May, 2019

Credit 1 credit


Nature and society sequentially respond socio-environmental changes as key features of the social, economic, climate and ecological systems evolve. However, it is often difficult to predict such changes because the interaction of a range of elements in the socio-ecological systems results in complex and dynamic behavior of the systems. In addition, societal responses may be governed by cultural socio-economic constraints. Adaptive governance of complex socio­ ecological systems in the changing world emerges important for determining desirable responses, such as ‘resilience’ and’sustainability’.

The course aims to introduce an interdisciplinary perspective of adaptive governance in the light of social-ecological and environmental change and transformation. It introduces theoretical understanding and insight of complex social-ecological systems and the concepts of adaptive governance in socio-ecological systems in theory and practices. It will also examine practical case studies on how resilience and adaptive capacity building can be examined from the local perspective to the national and regional perspective. Special emphasis will be given to the evaluation and identification of learning processes andchanges.

ED84.9007 Community and Adaptation to Climate Change

Instructor Dr.Mokbul N Ahmad (Regional and Rural Development Planning)

Duration 27 May – 14 June, 2019

Credit 1 credit


For your convenience, we only need a few document(s) to apply course(s)

Bachelor Transcript


Degree Certificate


English Assay
for work experience more than 5 years

Course Fee

Registration Fee 5,000 Baht

Tuition Fee 16,000 Baht/Credit

At the end of the Course

– A certificate of attendance
– A transcript of record on the course taken with corresponding grade

Registration Fee 5,000 Baht

Tuition Fee 10,000 Baht/Credit

At the end of the Course

– A certificate of attendance will be issued noting that the student audited the course

How to Apply


Select the course(s) and estimate your cost then ‘Submit’


Register your online application here then submit your application

You can follow the Instruction ‘How to Apply Summer Course’ here.


Thai Baht Account : Siam Commercial Bank, Thammasat University Hospital Branch
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Address: 95 Moo 8, Klong Nueng, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120 Thailand
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Important Date

Application Open : 1 February 19
Application Close : 15 May 19
Course Duration : 27 May – 27 June 19
Location: Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

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