Department of Women's Studies

Department of Women's Studies


The Department of Womens Studies, the first of its kind in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, was established in 2008 in the North of Thailand as the center of womens studies. The Department produces, collects, researches, and disseminates knowledge in order to promote gender equality and womens human rights, and benefit people in the local community, the country, the region and the international societyThe Department of Womens Studies aims to support and broaden the horizon of academic work related to womens issues. The Department is laying its foundation for social change, promotion of gender equality and the benefits of the local community, the country, the region and international society.  The Department also aims to produce graduates with academic knowledge and public consciousness, support researching, provide for the society academic services, in which knowledge about womens studies are applied to create as well as promote gender equality and womens human rights in the local community, the Greater Mekong Sub-Region and the international society.

The Department has the missions to be a ground of the academic development as the followings:

1. To offer the Masters and Doctorate programs in womens and gender studies and produce graduates with good qualities, social responsibility and academic knowledge, and some courses for undergraduate students;

2. To produce the researches with feminist perspectives to be the foundation for the teaching, to disseminate the knowledge about womens and gender issues, to promote gender equality and womens human rights in the local and national society;

3. To provide academic services for society; to participate in the communitys development and strengthening; to recognize womens human rights and to create equality in society in various levels; 

4. To preserve art and culture, religion, and to conserve as well as develop natural resources and environment with the focus on equal rights between women and men and respect in womens human rights;

5. To develop administrative and management systems with good governance, self-sufficiency adhering to the philosophy of sufficiency economy.
Department of Women's Studies


239 Huay Kaew Road, Muang District,Chiang Mai Thailand, 50200

(+66) 53-219-245

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