On 31 August 2021, APCEIU signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Chulalongkorn University of Thailand (Professor Bundhit Eua-arporn, President of Chulalongkorn University) to strengthen cooperation on Global Citizenship Education (GCED). Based on the MOU, APCEIU will support the establishment of a GCED Cooperation Centre at the Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University.
This MOU is part of APCEIU’s Global Citizenship Education Cooperation Centre initiative, which aims to strengthen GCED capacities of Teacher Education Institutes (TEIs) of Southeast Asian countries based on each country’s characteristics and local needs.
In accordance with the MOU, the two organizations plan to cooperate for the next five years on various activities for the operation of the GCED Cooperation Centre, such as teacher training, development of materials, policy research, people exchanges, and sharing of information.
Established in 1917, Chulalongkorn University is Thailand’s oldest national university as well as one of Southeast Asia’s most prestigious universities, and has participated actively in various APCEIU GCED programmes.
With Thailand at the forefront, APCEIU will continue to establish GCED Cooperation Centres with TEIs in partner countries in Southeast Asia including Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos and Vietnam.