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CPG Bangkok

The German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) is a common institute of Thammasat University Bangkok and Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Westfälische Wilhelms-University Münster, and Passau University in Germany. It is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). The CPG is located at Thammasat University, Bangkok.

Its research and work focus lies on public law and its role in facilitating good governance. Based on the cooperation between the Faculties of Law at the four participating universities our approach is interdisciplinary and open. Pursuing a comparative perspective of transfer of ideas and knowledge between Europe and Southeast Asia, we particularly pay attention to Southeast Asian countries.

Next to research and teaching the activities of the CPG include also political and governmental consulting as well as training of professionals. Furthermore the CPG publishes the European Asian Journal for Law and Governance and provides numerous services for scholars and students.

More than 40 scholars from the four universities forming our institute are actively involved in the work of the CPG. Numerous co-operations exist with further European and Asian universities and other private and public institutions concerned with public law, good governance and politics.


The visit and lecture of Professor Makowicz (in the middle) in the CPG in November 2009


Mr. Glaser (Principal Coordinator of CPG) with Professor Makowicz (l.) in front of the Thammasat University in Bangkok.