Kasetsart University is a public research university in Bangkok, Thailand. It was Thailand's third oldest university, it was established on 2 February 1943 to promote subjects related to agricultural science. Since Kasetsart University has expanded its subject areas to cover life sciences, engineering, social sciences, humanities. Kasetsart University's main campus is in Bangkhen, northern Bangkok, with several other campuses throughout Thailand, it is the largest university in Thailand. In 1902, King Chulalongkorn attempted to promote the country's silk and weaving industries, he hired Dr Kametaro Toyama, from the University of Tokyo, to train Siamese students in Japanese silk and weaving crafts. In 1904, the School of Sericulture was founded at Tambon Thung Saladaeng, Bangkok by Prince Benbadhanabongse, the Director of the Department of Sericulture of the Ministry of Agriculture; the school was renamed the School of Agriculture in 1906. In 1908, the School of the Ministry of Agriculture was founded at Windsor Palace as the Ministry of Agriculture merged three schools, the School of Surveying, the School of Irrigation, the School of Agriculture.
Thailand's first tertiary-level agriculture curriculum began to offer courses in 1909. In 1917, Phraya Thepsartsatit and Chaophraya Thammasakmontri of the Ministry of Education founded the first primary school of agriculture under the Ministry of Agriculture, named the Primary School Agriculture Teacher Training School in Tambon Horwang, it moved to Tambon Phra Prathon, Nakhon Pathom Province in 1918. In 1931, Prince Sithiporn Kridakara and Chaophraya Thammasakmontri together expanded the school regionally. In the central region, a campus was located in Saraburi Province, in the northern region in Chiang Mai Province, in the northeastern region in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, in the southern region in Songkhla Province. In 1935, the Primary School Agriculture Teacher Training School in each part of the country was closed and merged following the agricultural education policy in that time. Luang Ingkhasikasikan, Luang Suwan Vajokkasikij, Phra Chuangkasetsinlapakan together proposed to maintain the Mae Jo School at Chiang Mai Province only and renamed it Secondary-level Agriculture Technical School before it was elevated to the College of Agriculture, under the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.
The Ministry of Agriculture established the Central Agriculture Station or "Kaset Klang", in Bang Khen District, Bangkok. It caused the College of Agriculture to move to Bang Khen District in 1938 and the government office at Chiang Mai Province became Kasetsart Preparatory School to prepare students to study at the College of Agriculture in Bang Khen. In 1943, Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram promoted the College of Agriculture and established Kasetsart University as a department of the Ministry of Agriculture; the university consisted of four faculties: agriculture, fisheries and cooperatives. In 1966, Mom Luang Xujati Kambhu, the Fifth President of Kasetsart University, judged the Bang Khen campus too confined and unable to support the education in agricultural sciences called for by the National Social and Economics Development Plan; the Kamphaeng Saen campus was established on 12 November 1979 as a result. The university further expanded by establishing Si Racha campus, Chalermphrakiat Sakon Nakhon Province campus, Suphan Buri campus, Krabi campus and Lopburi campus.
The university established Si Racha campus in 1989 and the Chalermphrakiat Sakon Nakhon Province campus on 15 August 1996. On 18 July 2015, the Kasetsart University Act B. E. 2558 transformed it from a public university to a national university. Kasetsart University's symbol is Phra Phirun, the god of rain mounted on a Nāga with encircled by lotus petals and by the words "มหาวิทยาลัยเกษตรศาสตร์ พ.ศ. ๒๔๘๖" in the Thai version and "KASETSART UNIVERSITY 1943" in the English version. The Nontri tree has been a symbol of Kasetsart University since 1963; the king and queen planted nine Nontri trees in the front of Kasetsart University's main auditorium on 29 November 1963 which became historic day for Nisit Kasetsart. The Nontri is a tree in the Fabaceae family, it is a long-lived evergreen with grey-brown bark with upright branches. The leaves are bipinnate compound and the flowers are yellow, produced in large compound racemes, its fruit is a pod containing seeds. Kasetsart University occupies 846 rai in Bangkok.
The Kamphaeng Saen campus is the largest branch of Kasetsart University. The Sriracha campus was established in 1988, occupies an area of 199 rai in the Si Racha District of Chonburi Province. Faculty of Natural Resources and Agro-Industry Faculty of Science and Engineering Faculty of Liberal Arts and Management Sciences Faculty of Public Health Irrigation College Boromrajonani College of Nursing Napparat Vajira The QS World University Rankings 2019 ranked Kasetsart University 130th in Asia and 801-1000th in the world. In addition, the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019, the university was ranked 51-100th in Agriculture & Forestry, 251-300th in Environmental Studies, 401-450th in Chemistry, 451-500th in Engineering - Mechanical, Aeronautical & Manufacturing and Business & Management Studies. Kasetsart was ranked 29th in Agriculture and Forestry worldwide in the QS World University Rankings 2017, it was ranked in the 651-700 tranche in the QS World University Rankings 2015–2016. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017–2018 ranked Kasetsart University in the 800-1000 tier in the world and 251-300th
Mahamakut Buddhist University
Mahamakut Buddhist University or MBU is one of the two public Buddhist universities in Thailand. Founded in 1893 as an educational institute for monks, by King Chulalongkorn in remembrance of his late father King Mongkut; the Thai government granted the university a status of public university in 1997, integrating MBU into the Thai higher education system. Mahamakut Buddhist University is composed of four academic faculties: Religion and Philosophy Faculty, Humanities Faculty, Social Sciences Faculty, Education Faculty. In addition, the university offer a teachers' training program as well as various academic services to the public; the university began offering master's degree programs in 1987. The Ph. D. program of Buddhist Studies was established in 2005. Mahamakut Buddhist University
Chatuchak is one of the 50 districts of Bangkok, Thailand. The district is bounded by seven other districts: Lak Si, Bang Khen, Lat Phrao, Huai Khwang, Din Daeng, Phaya Thai, Bang Sue. Chatuchak was part of Bang Khen District, it became a separate district in 1989. The name of the district came from its two major landmarks, Chatuchak Park and Chatuchak Weekend Market; the district is divided into five sub-districts. The Department of National Parks and Plant Conservation has its headquarters in the district. Klong Prem Central Prison known as "Lard Yao Prison", is located in the district; the most well-known site in the district is the Chatuchak Weekend Market, the largest market in Thailand. Northwest of the weekend market is another market, Chatuchak Plaza selling clothes and many other products. Across the Kamphang Phet Road is Or Tor Kor Market belonging to The Marketing Organization for Farmers, offering fresh agriculture product and food. Just north of the market along Kamphang Phet Road is the garden products.
Other markets in the area include: Ratchayothin night market, a night market next to Major Cineplex Ratchayothin. Ratchadaphisek night market, a large night market at Ratchada/Ladprao intersection. Adjoining the Chatuchak Weekend Market to the north is the Chatuchak Park complex, covering 1.13 km² of a former State Railway of Thailand golf course consisting of Chatuchak Park, Queen Sirikit Park, Wachirabenchathat Park. Chatuchak Park is the first park in the complex opened in December 1980. On Phahonyothin Road next to the Mo Chit BTS Station, it is the most accessible park of the three. Included in this park is the Train Museum. Queen Sirikit Park is a botanical garden built to honor the queen's 60th birthday in 1992, it was formally opened in December 1996. Plants collected in the garden include hibiscus and palms. Within the park compound is the Children's Museum; the park is behind Chatuchak Weekend Market parking lot. The Wachirabenchathat Park is the newest park of the complex, it was called State Railway Public Park but was renamed in July 2002 in honor of Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn's 50th birthday.
It contains the tallest fountain in Thailand. Elephant Tower is one of the most distinctive building in Bangkok. Shaped like an elephant, it consists of three towers joined together at the top, it includes condominiums and office space. On Vibhavadhi Road opposite Kasetsart University is the Museum of Contemporary Art. Thawan Duchanee, one of the artists highlighted, is considered one of the most famous modern day artists of Thailand. Central Plaza Lat Phrao is the biggest shopping center in the district, consisting of Central Department Store, Bangkok Convention Centre and many retail shops. Other shopping centers in Chatuchak districk includes Major Cineplex Ratchayothin featuring a 14-screen multiplex cinema, Union Mall, an 8-storey shopping mall for youngsters. Kasetsart University is one of the top university in Thailand, it was focused on agricultural sciences, but now expanded to cover many fields including business and engineering. The university is located on a large block bounded by Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Ngamwongwan Road and Phahonyothin Road.
Saint John's University and Saint John's International School. Sripatum University. Private university adjacent to 11th Royal Infantry Regiment; the district is crossed by the Blue Line of the Bangkok MRT with four stations - Kamphaeng Phet, Chatuchak Park, Phahon Yothin and Lat Phrao. Bang Sue MRT Station is just outside Chatuchak district. Chatuchak District is the northern end-point of the Sukhumvit Line of the BTS Skytrain at Mo Chit station; the Northern Bus Terminal is in the district, with the bus connection to all northern provinces starting there. The district council for Chatuchak has eight members. Elections were last held on 30 April 2006; the results were: Thai Rak Thai Party - Eight seats Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways have their head offices in Chatuchak. Chatuchak district office
Royal Thai Armed Forces
The Royal Thai Armed Forces is the name of the military of the Kingdom of Thailand. It consists of the following branches: Royal Thai Army Royal Thai Navy Royal Thai Marine Corps Royal Thai Air Force Other Paramilitary ForcesThe Head of the Thai Armed Forces is King of Thailand, however this position is only nominal; the armed forces are ostensibly managed by the Ministry of Defense of Thailand, headed by the minister of defence and commanded by the Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters, which in turn is headed by the Chief of Defence Forces of Thailand. The army commander in chief is considered the most powerful position in the Thai Armed Forces; the Royal Thai Armed Forces Day is celebrated on 18 January to commemorate the victory of King Naresuan the Great in battle against the Crown Prince of Burma in 1593. The Royal Thai Armed Forces main role is the protection of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Kingdom of Thailand; the armed forces are charged with the defence of the monarchy of Thailand against all threats and domestic.
Apart from these roles, the armed forces have responsibilities ensuring public order and participating in social development programs by aiding the civilian government. The armed forces are charged with assisting victims of national disasters and drug control; some critics have contended that, in reality, the Thai armed forces serve two main functions: a) internal security: to safeguard ruling class hegemony from challenges by mass movements to expand the democratic space, b) to satisfy the self-enrichment goals of the upper echelons of the Thai military. In recent years the Royal Thai Armed Forces have begun increasing its role on the international stage by providing peacekeeping forces to the United Nations, in the International Force for East Timor, from 1999 to 2002. and participating in the multinational force in Iraq, contributing 423 personnel from 2003 to 2004. As of 2015, the Royal Thai Armed Forces had 357,000 active duty and 375,349 reserve personnel, representing 1 percent of Thailand's population of 70 million.
This percentage is lower than that of nearby Vietnam. The Thai military has a bloated number for a military of its size. By comparison, the US military as of April 2011 had 964 flag officers for a force several times the size of Thailand's. On 2 May 2015 1,043 new flag officers of all three services promoted in 2014-2015 took the oath of allegiance, it is not clear. According to one observer, each Thai general has three aims: to align himself with politicians of the right political party. According to the Constitution of the Kingdom, serving in the armed forces is a national duty of all Thai citizens. In practice, only males over the age of 21 who have not gone through reserve training are subject to conscription; the enlistment draft is held in early-April annually. On the draftee selection day, those who are called up for the draft report to their selection center at 0700 in the morning. During roll call, eligible draftees can request to volunteer to serve, or they may choose to stay for the lottery.
Those who volunteer undergo physical and mental health examinations including a urine test for drugs. The results of the urine test for drugs are entered into a Narcotics Control Board database. Of the first 182,910 men entered in the database, 12,209 men, or 6.7 percent, tested positive for drugs: 11,139 for methamphetamine, 750 for marijuana, the remainder for other drugs. Over 3,000 of those who tested positive will serve in the military where they will receive drug rehabilitation treatment; those who tested positive, but who were not drafted, will undergo a 13-day rehabilitation regimen in their home provinces. Those who do not pass the physical and mental health examinations are promptly discharged; the enlisting volunteers choose the service branch and the reporting date of their choice, receive documentation of the year's draft selection, a enlistment order to report for basic training with notification details of the reporting time and location. The enlistees are dismissed for the day until the enlistment day that they have to report for basic training.
After the enlisting volunteers are dismissed for the day, the lottery process begins. Each selection center has a set quota, the number of individuals conscripted through the lottery at each selection center will be the quota subtracted by the number of volunteers; those who choose to proceed with the lottery undergo the same physical and mental health exams as the volunteers, with the same procedure for dismissal for those who do not pass the health exams. Each man who stays for the lottery draws a card out of an opaque box; those who draw a black card are discharged from their military service requirement and are issued the letter of exemption. Those who draw a red card are required to serve in the branch starting from the induction date as specified on the card; those with higher educational qualification can request reduction of service obligation. In 2018, the Royal Thai Armed Forces called up more than 500,000 men for selection; the combined quota was 104,000 men: 80,000 men for the Royal Thai Army, 16,000 for the Royal Thai Navy, 8,700 for the Royal Thai Air Force.
On selection day, there were 44,800 men. After acc
Silpakorn University is a national university in Thailand. The university was founded in Bangkok in 1943 by Tuscan–born art professor Corrado Feroci, who took the Thai name Silpa Bhirasri when he became a Thai citizen, it now includes many other faculties as well. In 2016, it has 25,210 students. Silpakorn University was established as the School of Fine Arts under Thailand's Fine Arts Department in 1933; the school offered the only painting and sculpture programs and waived tuition fees for government officials and students. Its creation owes much to the lifetime devotion of Professor Silpa Bhirasri, an Italian sculptor, commissioned during the reign of King Rama VI to work in the Fine Arts Department, he subsequently enlarged his classes to include greater members of the interested public before setting up the School of Fine Arts. The school developed and was accorded a new status and named Silpakorn University on 12 October 1943, its inaugural faculty was the Faculty of Sculpture. In 1955, the Faculty of Thai Architecture was established named the Faculty of Architecture) and two more faculties were created, the Faculty of Archaeology and the Faculty of Decorative Arts.
In 1966, Silpakorn University diversified the four faculties into sub–specializations to broaden its offerings, but the university's Wang Tha Phra campus proved inadequate. A new campus, Sanam Chandra Palace, was established in Nakhon Pathom Province in the former residential compound of King Rama VI; the first two faculties based on this campus were the Faculty of Arts in 1968 and the Faculty of Education in 1970. Three more faculties were created: the Faculty of Science in 1972, the Faculty of Pharmacy in 1986, the Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Technology in 1992. In 1999, the Faculty of Music was created. In 1997, Silpakorn extended its reach by establishing a new campus in Phetchaburi Province; the new campus was named "Phetchaburi Information Technology Campus". In 2001 and 2002, the Faculty of Animal Sciences and Agricultural Technology and the Faculty of Management Science were established on the Phetchaburi Campus. In 2003, the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology was established, as well as Silpakorn University International College.
Its role is to provide an international curriculum in additional fields of study. Ganesha, one of the Hindu deities symbolizing arts and crafts, is Silpakorn University's emblem; the "university tree" is the chan tree. Tha Phra Palace was Silpakorn's first campus, it occupies a small part of the inner city of Bangkok known as Rattanakosin Island. Opposite the Grand Palace and covering an area of 8 rai, the campus was once the palace of Prince Narisara Nuwattiwong. On its west side is the Chao Phraya River; the office of the university president is in Bangkok. Sanam Chandra Palace Campus is on the grounds of Sanam Chandra Palace in Nakhon Pathom, once the royal pavilion of King Rama VI of Chakri dynasty, it occupies 440 rai. The 820 rai Phetchaburi Information Technology Campus is in Phetchaburi Province. Faculty of Painting and Graphic Arts Faculty of Architecture Faculty of Archaeology Faculty of Decorative Arts Faculty of Arts Faculty of Education Faculty of Science Faculty of Pharmacy Faculty of Engineering and Industrial Technology Faculty of Music Faculty of Animal Sciences and Agricultural Technology Faculty of Management Science Faculty of Information and Communication Technology Silpakorn University International College Graduate School Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn – Princess of Thailand Princess Siribhachudabhorn – Princess of Thailand Angkarn Kalayanapong – National Artist of Thailand, poet Chalermchai Kositpipat – National Artist of Thailand, Founder of the White Temple Thawan Duchanee – National Artist of Thailand Silpakorn University Art Gallery Education in Thailand List of universities and colleges in Thailand Lists of universities and colleges Official website of Silpakorn University Social News Silpakorn
Khon Kaen University
Khon Kaen University or KKU is a public research university in Thailand. It was the first university established in northeastern Thailand and remains the oldest and largest university in the region; the university is a hub of education in northeast Thailand. It is recognized university in Asia. KKU offers a wide range of programs: its comprehensive academic program offers 105 undergraduate majors, along with 129 master's degree programs, 59 doctoral programs. Khon Kaen University was ranked 21st in Southeast Asia by Time Higher Education in 2009, 4th in Thailand by The Office of Higher Education Commission. In 1941, during the reign of the King Ananda Mahidol and during the time of Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram as prime minister, a plan was drawn up to improve continued education throughout Thailand. There were plans to open a university in Ubon Ratchathani Province, but the Second World War broke out. Thailand was forced into siding with Japan. Plans to build universities in northeast Thailand were shelved.
It wasn't until 1960 that plans to open more institutions of further education in the northeast would resume. In 1962, under the governance of Prime Minister Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat, the proposition to open an institution of further education in the academic fields of engineering and advanced agriculture was passed. Thus, the Khon Kaen Institute of Technology was born, it became known as the "University of North East Thailand". Because there was no government office that would take responsibility for managing the university directly, the government set up a national education council; this council was responsible for establishing a national curriculum and obtaining assistance from abroad. In 1963 the faculty's subcommittee established that the campus would be located four kilometers from the city of Khon Kaen and would occupy 3,300,000 m2. In 1965 the prime minister's office changed the name of University of North East Thailand to Khon Kaen University; the university received the authority to control its own affairs.
It was once a tradition for Khon Kaen University students from the faculties of engineering and agriculture to engage in an annual inter-faculty sports brawl in the university's sports fields. Faculty of Agriculture Faculty of Dentistry Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences Faculty of Technology Faculty of Law Faculty of Nursing Faculty of Medicine Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy Faculty of Science Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts Faculty of Education Faculty of Architecture Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Faculty of Public Health Graduate School Nong Khai Campus College of Local Administration International College College of Graduate Study in Management University of Georgia, USA, College of Health Sciences Ahmad Yani Yogyakarta, South West University or Xinan University, Adelaide University, Deakin University, Gifu University, Hue University, International University, Kochi University, Kyoto University, Nanzan University, National University of Laos, Mie University, Muhammadiyah University, University of Tsukuba, Osaka University, Saga University, Thai Nguyen University, University of Canberra, University of Sydney, Fujita Health University, National University of Singapore, In 2012, KKU won the bid to host university and high school students from schools from across the country for the eighth edition of the national debate tournament—the European Union-Thailand Intervarsity Debate Championship.
The tournament, sponsored by the European Union, was modeled on the European Universities Debating Championship. The latest edition, the 9th EU-TH was held in May 2014. Somsak Kiatsuranont: Speaker of the House of Representatives of Thailand Apichatpong Weerasethakul: film director and film producer Surapong Tovichakchaikul: the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand
Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy
Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy is the military academy of Royal Thai Army. Established in 1887 it has graduated the majority of Thailand's military leaders, many of whom have become Thai prime ministers; the academy has an intense training program. There are about 200 cadets in each class. CRMA was founded on 5 August 1887 by King Chulachomklao, King Rama V known as King Chulalongkorn, it was called the Royal Military Academy. On 1 January 1948, it was merged with the Royal Thai Army Polytechniques Institute, under the new name Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy in the honor of King Chulachomklao. Chulachomklao Royal Military Academy was in the precinct of Saranrom Palace in Bangkok, where it remained for 77 years. In 1909 the academy was moved to Ratchadamnoen Nok Avenue in Bangkok. On 10 July 1986, it moved to its new sprawling complex at Khao Cha-ngoke, Mueang District of Nakhon Nayok Province, 140 km northeast of Bangkok; the academy admits only male applicants after three years attendance at the armed forces prep school.
In every academic year, eight to ten scholarships are offered by the Royal Thai Army to academically outstanding first-year cadets to pursue studies at foreign military institutes. At the end of the fourth year, cadets graduate with a bachelor's degree in their chosen field of study and are commissioned as second lieutenants in the Royal Thai Army. Major organizations within the academy are the academy headquarters, corps of cadets, the academic division, military education department, physical training section, services section, an infantry battalion supporting the academy. Cadets have a set daily schedule, it begins at 05:30. After taking care of their personal hygiene, studying for one hour, breakfast, the academic schedule starts at 08:00 and ends at 15:00. Either military training or sports is scheduled every day from 15:30 until 17:00. Self study is scheduled again after dinner from 19:00 until 21:00. Annual military training starts in January; each class is scheduled for specific training.
For example, first year cadets might be trained at the infantry center. Third year cadets, who have passed the selection process, might undergo parachute training and fourth year cadets, Ranger school. Bachelor of Engineering Mechanical engineering Telecommunication electrical engineering Computer engineering Civil engineering Survey engineering Industrial engineering Ordnance industrial engineering Power electrical engineering Aeronautical engineering Bachelor of Science Computer science General science Environmental science Information technology Applied chemistry Bachelor of Arts Social science Public administration Management Distinguished alumni include: Field Marshal Plaek Phibunsongkhram, Prime Minister from 1938–1944 and 1948–1957. Field Marshal Sarit Thanarat, Prime Minister from 1957–1963. General Kriangsak Chomanan, Prime Minister from 1977–1980. General Prem Tinsulanonda, Prime Minister from 1980–1988. General Surayud Chulanont, Prime Minister from 2006–January 2008. General Prayut Chan-o-cha, the current prime minister of Thailand.
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