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Cooperating Institutions

The East-West Center
The Historic Preservation Program has developed a close working relationship with the East-West Center, an organization established by the U.S. Government in 1960 to promote cultural and technical exchange among peoples of the Asia-Pacific region. It is located adjacent to the campus of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa. Now a non-profit institute with an international board of governors, it provides a neutral meeting ground where people with a wide range of perspectives exchange views on topics of contemporary significance, including historic preservation and cultural resource management.

Some 2,000 scholars, government and business leaders, educators, journalists and other professionals annually work with the Center’s staff on major Asia-Pacific issues. Current programs focus on environmental issues, the Pacific Islands, and culture, including architecture and archaeological heritage.

Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
The  International Program in Heritage Management and Tourism, within the Faculty of Architecture, aims to serve as a center for the study of architectural and cultural heritage management, so as to effectively assist conservation of valued national assets and condone sustainable tourism by producing graduates fully capable of taking vital part in the conservation and development of valuable heritage assets.

Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Mahidol University strives to internationalize its educational mission and advance its teaching and research efforts to meet global standards of excellence. The University actively pursues international contacts with overseas universities and institutes for cooperative activities including student and faculty exchange, joint training programs, organizing academic conferences and seminars, as well as other types of academic cooperation.

University of Guam
Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC)

Royal University of Fine Arts, Cambodia
Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism