UNITWIN Network in Distance Education for Development (Greater Mekong Subregional and South-Eastern Asia) (30), established in 1998 at Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (Thailand). 


Distance education; rural development.


  • To develop twinning and other linking arrangements between the participating institutions; to develop sub regional and regional co-operation networks based at the participating institutions
  • To develop centres of excellence for specialized training and advanced research by agreement between the parties with international support.
  • These centres could assist in bridging training and research needs across national frontiers.
  • To foster scientific advancement through research in relevant disciplines, and to increase the availability of outstanding specialists within the participating institutions.

Host Institution

  • Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University. Website


  • Yunnan Radio and Television University (China).
  • The Indonesian Distance Learning Network (Indonesia). Website
  • University of Distance Education (Myanmar).
  • The SEAMEO Regional Centre for Distance and Open Learning (Thailand). Website
  • Hanoi National Open University (Vietnam). Website

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Education, UNESCO Office in Bangkok.


Dr. Pratya Vasarach, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University
E-Mail address -
Work Phone - (66-2) 503 35 53/ (66 2) 504 77 77
Fax - (66-2) 503 35 54/ (66 2) 503 36 07
- Nonthaburi
City - Bangpood, Pakkred
Postal Code
- 11120
Country - Thailand