of the College has specific objectives viz.
(1) to build
up the body of knowledge for religious studies;
(2) to study
the behavior of the adherents of different
religions in a globalized society; and
(3) to study the moral issues confronted
by religion particularly in the field of science
research is carried out by individual faculty
members, senior students, and research teams
set up by the College.
results of such research are published
in textbooks and academic papers in national
and international journals.
selected titles of research are listed below:
Individual Faculty Members (See
faculty pursues his/her research in line the
above three objectives.
Senior Students (See
theses) only in Thai
student of the College has to do field research
to complete his/ her B.A. Presently, there have
been more than 150 research projects since the
8-year inception of the College. As the College
emphasizes socio-cultural aspects of religion,
all these research projects involve fieldwork
A Study of the Beliefs and the Practice of the
Five Precepts Among Lay Students of Mahidol
The Effects of the Practice of Meditation on
A Study of the Rituals used by Lay Buddhists
in a Village in Chiangmai Area.
A Study of the Changing Role of the Undertakers
in Metropolitan Bangkok.
Merit-Making Among Lay Buddhists in Bangkok
and its Environs.
Teams Set Up by the College: The
College sets up teams of researchers, drawn
from different Faculties of Mahidol University
and other academic institutions. Accordingly,
the research in this category is more interdisplinary,
The Effects of Socio-Cultural Values on Prostitution
in Dok Kham Tai Village, Northern Thailand.
A Study of Wats (Buddhist temples) in Metropolitan
Bangkok constructed from the reigns of King
Rama I to King Rama IX with special emphasis
on their historical, socio-cultural, architectural,
and religious aspects.