Today (29 January 2019), Jirapat, the transgender student who was denied the right to dress according to her gender identity by Chulalongkorn University, went to the Department of Women’s Affairs and Family Development (DWF) to file a formal complaint on her case.
On 15 January 2019, the Board of Administrators at the Faculty of Education at Chulalongkorn University overturned a transgender student permission to wear the university’s uniform for female students, and instead ordered the student to dress as male or face extreme penalties.
Security officers have interrupted a small protest by Chulalongkorn University student activists who called junta chairman Prayuth Chan-o-cha a ‘dictator.’ On 9 April, four students held up a sign reading ‘Chula people love Prayuth dictator’ outside of the Siam Square One shopping mall as the junta chairman exited a talk on technology and innovation that he gave at the university. Prayut’s guards ripped the sign and started to steer the students away from the area until Prayuth noticed and told his security officials to stop, rep
The former president of the Student Council of Chulalongkorn University has petitioned the Administrative Court to invalidate the university’s order that punished him for protesting during a university initiation ceremony. On 9 February 2018, Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal and his lawyer submitted a petition to the Central Administrative Court.
A traditionally conservative and royally-connected Thai university has exhibited some progress after its Faculty of Arts eased uniform regulations in response to an online campaign. The Faculty of Arts of the most conservative university in Thailand has decided to stop enforcing the wearing of uniforms. Last week, a group of anonymous students from Chulalongkorn University (CU) initiated a campaign on Change.org, urging the university to stop forcing students to wear uniforms.
Dear Professor Bundhit Eua-arporn, Ph.D.
150 scholars, scientists, writers, and activists from 60 institutions in 19 countries around the world have denounced the punishment against members of Chulalongkorn University’s Student Council who were removed for challenging the university’s tradition. Statement for supporting Chula students We, activists, academics and human rights defenders have been following the case of eight Chulalongkorn University students walking out to praise respect in alternative form to the royal statues of King Rama V and
We, the foreign students and alumni of Chulalongkorn University (CU), are concerned about CU's handling of an incident which took place on August 3rd, 2017. Universities seeking to become globally competitive must subscribe to international standards. We find it unacceptable for student representatives to be removed from their positions by staff members. They were appointed by and represent the students. Furthermore, we believe any lecturer who assaults students should be fired without delays or excuses.
Facing criticism over the dismissal of a leading student activist, Chulalongkorn University (CU) has published a statement arguing that the university “has the right to reserve a certain space or activity as an exception from the free speech rule.” On 6 September 2017, CU published a statement in response to the criticism it has faced since the dismissal of its Student Council President Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal.
A progressive student has been dismissed from the position of Student Council President for staging a symbolic protest during a university initiation ceremony.