Development of the Geography Department, Faculty of Social Sciences, National University of Laos

Department of Geography is upon Faculty of Social Science, National University of Laos, Lao’s People Democracy Republic, which has established Since October 1996. Department of Geography has been following the strategies of National University of Laos, and also the policies of the faculty of Social Sciences are: to promote the teaching – studying, researching skill for the lecture. To encourage the lectures improve foreigner languages for extension co-operation with world wide for sharing the knowledge and getting experiences from many countries. Thus, in order to those duties the Department of Geography starts from curriculum development, to promote quality of processing studying and learning (theories parallel with practicing on the field), which is produced the human resources to serve the society need. Geographic Information System and Remote Sensing subjects are priority promotion of Department of Geography, but we are quite limited human resources and technology on these. Therefore, to receive the main goals is not easy to carry on; these issues are very challenging for us.