On May 20, 2013, the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions signed a memorandum of understanding with the College of Public Health Sciences at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand.
The agreement calls for an exchange between the two institutions of faculty members and students for study, teaching and research, as well as invitations to lectures, seminars, conferences, symposia and other academic engagements. The institutions will also seek opportunities for joint research activities, publications and data exchanges.
Founded nearly 100 years ago, Chulalongkorn University is Thailand’s first institution of higher education. The university’s College of Public Health Sciences offers public health master’s and doctoral degrees. Faculty members are conducting research on substance abuse, malaria, human reproductive health, adolescent health, environmental and occupational health, health systems, and herbal product development and alternative medicines. The college is home to three World Health Organization Collaborating Centers on drug dependence, public health development and the biological characterization of malaria parasites.