Case Studies

Collaborate with NGOs to tackle the SDGs through: student volunteering programmes

Chulalongkorn University has a vision of leading sustainability in many aspects, including environmental, cultural, social, and economic. Partnership is an essential tool to enhance all of the SDG goals. Chulalongkorn University collaborates with many organizations, including government, business and nonprofit organisations. Students also play an important role in driving the SDG goal by participating in volunteering programmes.

Chula Right Livelihood SummerSchool (CURLS)

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Chula Right Livelihood (CURLS) was founded by Chulalongkorn University, the Right Livelihood College, Royal University of Bhutan, and Sathirakoses Nagapradipa Foundation/Suan Nguen Mee Ma social enterprise.

CURLS aims to promote the concept of Right Livelihood by living rightly on earth. By bringing together laureates of the Right Livelihood Award and like-minded resource people with independent individuals from various backgrounds and different experiences, a platform will be co-created for sharing informative and inspiring intellectual dialogues and self-reflection, leading towards future activism towards sustainability and deepening Right Livelihood.  

Co-creating Eco-Peace (Initial) Asian Peoples’ Consultation on Global Citizenship and Food as a Commons (Online event: 24 June 2022)

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CURLS 2022 intends to tentatively start ‘Connecting the Commons’ (CTC) network in (Southeast) Asia (in particular Food as a commons); in a framework of ECO-PEACE, global citizenship and climate justice campaigns: exploring the systemic impact of the commons’ movement in Asia.

Together we explore common ground in the co-creation of Eco-Peace, a security concept grounded in humanity’s responsibility to care for ecology, for Mother Earth, the “community of life”, of which we all – including future generations – are an inter-dependent part.

Asian Students Environment Platform (ASEP)

ASEP program was organised through an agreement between AEON Environmental Foundation and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD). Through this programme, undergraduate and graduate students from Asian countries can learn about environmental issues, share their perspectives, and generate new ideas.         University students from Asian countries gather to discuss and make proposals on global environmental issues beyond national borders while learning about differences in the natural environment and values of each country. To date, a total of 591 university students from 10 countries have participated in the program.

Source: AEON Environmental Foundation
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Summary of ASEP 2022 (online)

  • Theme: Building a Recycling Society
  • Schedule: Tuesday, August 2, 2022 – Thursday, August 4, 2022
  • Host Country: Japan (online)
  • Participating universities (9 in total):

Royal University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Tsinghua University (China), University of Indonesia (Indonesia), Waseda University (Japan), Korea University (South Korea), University of Malaya (Malaysia), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), University of the Philippines (Philippines), Vietnam National University Hanoi (Vietnam)

  • Participants: 84 university and graduate students selected from the above 9 universities (9 from each school)
  • Organizer: AEON Environmental Foundation
  • Host University: Waseda University (Japan)
  • Cooperation: Waseda University AEON TOWA Research Center (Japan)
Source: ASEP for THAIteam
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Chula Student Participating in UNICEF Voices of Youth

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A Political Science student from Chulalongkorn University, has been featured in the UNICEF Voices of Youth platform for their experience volunteering with the UN. [ ]


  • Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University
  • Office of International Affairs and Global Network, Chulalongkorn University
  • Office of Student Affairs, Chulalongkorn University