Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD)

The Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) was established in 1998 with an endowment fund from the Ford Foundation. It aims to build a body of knowledge on and a set of common concerns about the regions’ sustainable development. The main activities currently undertaken by RCSD include running of the international master’s program: MA in Social Science (Development Studies), expanding academic network and collaboration with regional and international institutes through collaborative activities and research projects, offering fellowships/scholarships to researchers in the Mekong region, hosting visiting professors and students to conduct research, interact and exchange with faculty members and students, maintaining a repository on “Mekong Region Land Governance (MRLG)”, and disseminating knowledge through regional and international conferences/training workshops/summer school as well as publications.


Dr. Chayan Vaddhanaphuti
Telephone number: +66 53 943595
Fax: +66-5389-3279