Kasetsart University, in Thailand, was the first agricultural university and the third oldest university in the country. Kasetsart University is based in Bangkok, and now has four campuses, also making it the largest university in Thailand.
Established in 1943, it promoted subjects related to agricultural science. Yet since then, the university has expanded its subject areas to cover science, the arts, social sciences, humanities, education, engineering, and architecture. In the future, the university intends to include medicine and health science to its array of departments.
The four campuses are in Bangkhen, Kamphaeng Saen, Si Racha and Chalermphrakiat Sakon Nakhon Province. All 28 faculties are spread across the multiple campuses as well as 18 research stations, two colleges, nine institutes, four veterinary hospitals, and four radio stations.Bangkhen Campus is the original and main campus of the university in the lower part of the northern zone of Bangkok, which holds the university headquarters and is the hub of advanced research and academic development.
The university campuses offer food services, stores, banks, post offices and bookstores for students to conveniently buy everything they need.
Kasetsart University Library is responsible for being the university’s knowledge repository, and it has a large digital database on Thailand’s agriculture. The library is the country’s first prototype eco-library, which conserves energy and environment, manages and develops services and has one of the most complete databases in the country.Sports fields and courts are available to all students equipped with a variety of modern facilities and machines. Kasetsart University also built the Chulabhorn Walailak swimming pool which was opened by Princess Chulabhorn in 1978.
Princess Chulabhorn Walailak, the youngest daughter of King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit, actually attended Kasetsart University graduating with a First Class Honours. Other notable alumni include Khemanit Jamikorn, a Thai TV actress, singer and model, Weluree Ditsayabut, former Miss Universe Thailand 2014, and Luang Por Dhammajayo, the abbot of Wat Phra Dhammakaya in Thailand and the president of the Dhammakaya Foundation.