Research Interest:

  • Educational Development, Regionalization of Higher Education in Lao PDR


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Kobe University, Japan [Expected] (Mar. 2016)
  • Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Studies, Rangsit University, Thailand (Dec. 2010)
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering, National University of Laos (Sep. 2000)


  • Vice Head of Evaluation Division, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Sports, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR (Jun. 2012-Apr. 2013)
  • Academic Official, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Sports, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR (Aug. 2008-Jun. 2012)
  • Academic Official, Department of Higher, Technical, Vocational Education and Training, Ministry of Education and Sports, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR (Apr. 2006-Aug. 2008)
  • Technical Staff, Department of Lands, Ministry of Finance, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR (Oct. 2002-Mar. 2006)
  • Civil engineer, Italian-Thai Development Public Co., Ltd, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR (Sep. 2001-Sep. 2002)


  • Chanthasone, V. (2011). Pros and Cons of the Integration of Lao PDR into ASEAN. Rangsit University, Thailand

Academic Associations

  • Japan Comparative Education Society (JCES)

Academic Conference Presentation

  • Chanthasone, V. “Regionalization of Higher Education in ASEAN Countries: Focused on the Functional Approach of Regionalization for Lao PDR”, Paper presented at the 49th Japan Comparative Education Society’s Annual Meeting, Sophia University, Japan, July, 2013. (E)

Language/ Skills

  • Lao(Native), English(Good), Japanese(Basic) and Thai (Fair)
  • STATA, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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