The Organizing Institutes
Established in 1917, Chulalongkorn University is the oldest institution of higher education in Thailand. Among the university’s six strategies are Sustainability and Happiness. As an intellectual center, the university aims to be a center of sustainability, promoting energy conservation, maintaining a liveable environment, and building healthy relationships.
Chulalongkorn University is one of the three founding partners of the School for Wellbeing Studies and Research (the other two being the Centre for Bhutan Studies, Thimphu, Bhutan, and the Sathirakoses Nagapradipa Foundation, Bangkok, Thailand). With this establishment, the university aims to bring forward the idea of human connectivity and the need to explore alternative development approach.
Indian Studies Center
Tel: +66 (0)22183945
Chula Global Network
Tel: +66 (0)22183932-3
The Right Livelihood College
“The Right Livelihood College aims to be five things – a hub, a catalyst, an incubator, a multiplier and an accelerator of links between universities and the work of Right Livelihood Laureates, an interactive link between academics and activists.”
– Anwar Fazal, co-founder and Right Livelihood Award Laureate 1982
The Right Livelihood College (RLC) is a global capacity building initiative of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation. Founded in 2009, the RLC aims to make the knowledge of the Laureates accessible to all. By linking young scholars, academics and civil society organizations with the Laureates, RLC hopes to make their “winning ideas” succeed and multiply. There are in total five RLC campuses: Penang, Malaysia; Lund, Sweden; Bonn, Germany; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Port Harcourt, Nigeria while more campuses are being established.
Tel : +604-6532602, +604-6532045
The university was established to consolidate the management of tertiary education in Bhutan. It is a decentralized university with eleven constituent colleges spread across the kingdom. The principle which influenced the development of a university system was the government’s priority for equitable development.
The Wellbeing Studies Programme
The School for Wellbeing Studies and Research is an independent think tank, learning and research centre. The aim is to understand and further explore historic and contemporary paradigm shifts and social movements in order to transform our materialistic, economically driven public policies towards societies shaped by wellbeing-centered world views, democracy and alternative development practices.
The School for Wellbeing provides a creative space for exploring the boundaries between (new paradigms in) science, spirituality and direct experiences of reality. It undertakes research on “the well-being society” and organized public debate on happiness, the ‘limits to growth’ and sustainable development – with experts including Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz, Vandana Shiva, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Matthieu Ricard, David Loy, Dharmachari Lokamitra and Arthur Zajonc. The School for Wellbeing started, inspired by Vandana Shiva, the Towards Organic Asia programme, together with partners in the Mekong region. Its major achievements are the start of a Young Organic Farmers’ (YOF) network.
The School for Wellbeing intends to bring a broad diversity of ‘partner’ organizations, independent researchers, thinkers and activists together in a research- and evidence-based network for dialogues, exchanges and advocacy.
(The School for Wellbeing Studies and Research is under Sathirakoses Nagapradipa Foundation)
Tel: +66 (0)26220955, +66 (0)26220966