Fieldwork in China Town

   During the period from October 2023 to March 2024, the Program of Development Education within the Department of Educational Policy, Management, and Leadership at the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with Tohoku University, Japan, and Tsinghua University, China, coordinated the “Education and Development for a Sustainable World: Seeking Breakthroughs We Need Project 2023 – 2024.” The project consisted of three distinct phases:

   Phase 1: Sustainable Development in Thailand (October – November 2023), delivered through online lectures.

   Phase 2: Preparation for fieldwork (January 2024), conducted via online lectures.

   Phase 3: Fieldwork in Bangkok’s Chinatown (March 2nd – 10th, 2024), where faculty members, undergraduate, and graduate students from Tohoku University and Tsinghua University journeyed to Thailand to conduct field research in the Yaowarat area.

   During the third phase, students participated in activities including exploring the Yaowarat neighborhood, organized into two groups based on their interests: food and religious diversity. Subsequently, they created Walking Maps and correlated them to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Mapping.

   Additionally, students had the opportunity to visit significant and interesting locations in Bangkok, such as the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew, Wat Arun, Trimitwitthayalai School, Tha Maharaj, and Chatuchak Weekend Market.

   Throughout all three phases of the project, current faculty members, alumni, and current students collaborated to organize activities and provide mentorship.

   Furthermore, Tohoku University stands as a leading institution in Japan, ranking 113th in the QS World University Rankings 2024 and 130th in the Times Higher Education 2024 rankings. It holds the top position among Japanese universities for the year 2023.

   Tsinghua University is a premier institution in China, ranking 25th in the QS World University Rankings 2024 and 12th in the Times Higher Education 2024 rankings. It is the top-ranked university in Asia for the year 2023.

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