Project Thailand unites Durham University students, our staff and community partners in the purpose of responding to community support and development needs in Thailand.
The Project's structure and aims are based upon and have emerged out of the University's Project Sri Lanka and the humanitarian model for internationalisation which has been developed through our community-based work in Sri Lanka (see www.durham.ac.uk/project.srilanka).
It also builds upon the University's existing close links with Thailand; in particular with Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok.
A striking demonstration of the University's links with Thailand was the conferment of the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Civil Law upon His Majesty the King of Thailand at a ceremony held in Bangkok in February 2007.
Project Thailand is grounded in humanitarian objectives. It has students and young people at the heart of it, yet is underpinned by academic research and teaching in a range of disciplines which have relevance to understanding and responding to the needs of rural communities in Thailand.