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CRS International Center for Buddhist-Muslim Understanding

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    • 999 Salaya, Phutthamonthol 4, Nakhorn Prathom, 73170, Thailand
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Dedicate to the study and research in the field of religious studies and fosters mutual understanding, cooperation, and respect among people of different religious traditions both in Thailand and throughout the world, so that common concerns might be creatively addressed. In teaching and research, the College also strives to nurture global ethical values and promote peace and human well-being.


College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University, was founded in 1999 and is located at the Namthong Building, just opposite the Faculty of Veterinary Science at Salaya, Nakhorn Prathom, Thailand.

IRD Activities

  • Conferences

    Organising conferences, seminars, and workshops directed towards building common ground for understanding between Buddhism and Islam at national and international levels, and search for methods to build relations between both the religion in academic and cultural ways

  • Educational Programmes and Training

    Undertaking outreach programmes for fostering openness and equality between Buddhists and Thai Muslims at the national level and the region through training of high school and university teachers, organising educational and social workshops, seminars, exhibitions, and cultural tours about Buddhism and Islam to promote and build better understanding between the followers of the two religions for peaceful coexistence

  • International Guest Lecture Series in Religious Studies

    Inviting international guests to CRS to give talks about religious experiences and studies. This project aims at providing CRS' postgraduate students with opportunities to engage with world-class scholars in Religious Studies and related fields, enlivening the academic discussion within the College, and encouraging more interaction between researchers of Mahidol University and the wider international academic community.

  • Main Focus Countries of Activities

    Brunei - Cambodia - Indonesia - Laos - Malaysia - Myanmar - Philippines - Singapore - Thailand - Viet Nam - Brunei - Cambodia - Indonesia - Laos - Malaysia - Myanmar - Philippines - Singapore - Thailand - Viet Nam - Nakhorn Prathom, Thailand