At the suggestion of ARCID, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed among five research centers/ institutes in Thailand to establish the Thai Univeristy Network for Chinese Studies. The five research centers/ institutes are:
i) Asian Research Center for International Development, School of Social Innovation, Mae Fah Luang University
ii) Center for China and Globalizing Asia Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University
iii) China Southeast Asian Studies Center, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chiang Mai University
iv) Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University
v) Institute of East Asian Studies, Thammasat University
The main objectives of the Network is to promote Chinese Studies as a major subject for research in Thailand. Initially, the secretariat is located at ARCID. It will be rotated among the institutional members of the Network.