Graduate School

Doctor of Philosophy in Hazardous Substance and Environmental Management


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YearS Full-time


  • Partnership with Worldwide Leading Universities
  • Low Student-to-Faculty Ratio
  • Scholarships and Research Assistantship



International Program in Hazardous Substance and Environmental Management (IP-HSM)
Graduate School

Chulalongkorn University

+662 218 4162


The International Program in Hazardous Substance and Environmental Management (IP-HSM) in partnership with the Center of Excellence on Hazardous Substance Management (HSM) is the first program in Thailand that focuses on hazardous waste management. Launched in 2000, IP-HSM offers a Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees to students with a science or engineering background. 

Through a multidisciplinary approach, students acquire comprehensive knowledge of environmental management which encompasses various disciplines in natural science, economics, as well as social and political science which meets international standards.  

Students have opportunities to directly interact with foreign professors who teach courses in four-week modules together with Thai instructors. English coaching and close guidance are given throughout the year to ensure students’ progressive development.  Local, regional, and global issues are incorporated in the courses so that students can bridge theoretical and empirical frameworks to policy planning and practice.  Essentially, thesis and dissertation research follows the program’s focus and framework and is supervised by Thai and foreign academic teams and experts from partner universities. Additional knowledge and experience are consistently offered to students through field trips, seminars, conferences, and group discussions.

WHY this program
at Chula


Partnership with Worldwide Leading Universities

Collaboration with partner universities, both local and overseas, has made this program attractive and highly competitive for students nationwide and from other countries. The program has overseas partnerships for academic and research collaboration in various countries, i.e. New Jersey Institute of Technology, the University of Oklahoma, North Dakota State University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Iowa State University, and University of Nevada in the U.S.A.; Wageningen University in the Netherlands; Technical University Hamburg-Harburg in Germany; Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science in Taiwan; University of Tokyo in Japan; Hong Kong Polytechnic University in Hong Kong; Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, the Republic of Korea, etc.


Low Student-to-Faculty Ratio

The program provides students the opportunities to study with renowned foreign professors, Thai faculty members, and a native English class instructor throughout their studies. Students have opportunities to conduct their research with professors and researchers from three organizations of Chulalongkorn University, including the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Environmental Research Institute. The global educational environment and low student-to-faculty ratio (2:1) have made the program attractive and highly competitive for students worldwide.


Scholarships and Research Assistantship

We provide various kinds of scholarships for students who have good academic performance, for example tuition and fees, research grants, teaching and research assistantships, and accommodation support for students who conduct research at the regional partner universities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates can work in environmental-related careers such as 

  • Officers at the local, regional, national, and international levels
  • Researchers in public/private sectors
  • Academia
  • Environmental NGOs


International Program in Hazardous Substance and Environmental Management (IP-HSM)

Graduate School

Chulalongkorn University

CU Research Building, 9th Floor

254 Phayathai Road, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand

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