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Department of Cooperatives is now currently one of three departments in Faculty of Economics, Kasetsart University.

Faculty of Economics is one of the first faculties of Kasetsart University established under the Royal Act, on the 2nd of February 1943. It was original called the Faculty of Cooperatives. Presently Faculty of Economics consists of 7 operating units: Department of Economics, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Department of Cooperatives, Office of Administration, Graduate Study Center, Center for Applied Economics Research, Cooperative Academic Institute, and Bidyalankarana Libary.


Our History

Kasetsart University (KU) is the first higher academic institution in Thailand that provided learning and teaching in the field of agriculture, which was primarily founded as the Primary Agriculture Teacher Training Schools in BE 2460 (AD 1917). Up to BE 2481 (AD 1938), the Ministry of Agriculture had established a central station of agriculture at the Bangkhen district in Bangkok, accompanied with the transfer of the Maejo Agricultural College from ChiengMai province to merge with the central station of agriculture. These two units were joined together to establish the Kasetsart College with Laung Suwanwajokkasikit accepting the position of the first Director of the College.


At that time, Kasetsart (which means ‘agriculture’ in Thai) College conducted a three year program of studies at the diploma level in three departments:

The Department of Agricultural Science, teaching and learning at Bangkhen

The Department of Cooperatives also at Bangkhen but with the third year students having to go to study with the Cooperatives Department at Thatien for on-the-job training to gain practical experience.

The Department of Forestry which had previously conducted their teaching at the Forestry School in Phrea province.


On 2 February 2486 (1943), the government had constructed and issued the first Kasetsart University Code of Establishment. This code was intended to provide educational opportunity to all Thai people. To date, there are 4 campuses and 1 establishment project to serve and extend the need for educational opportunity in Thailand, they are:

Bangkhen campus, Bangkok metropolitan area, in the capital city

Kamphaeng saen campus, Nakhonpathom province, in the central region

Sriracha campus, Chonburi province, in the eastern region

Chaloemphrakiat SakhonNakhon campus, in Sakhonnakhon province, in the northeastern region and

An establishment project at Supanburi campus, Supanburi province, in the central region.




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Mailing address :  50 Ngam Wong Wan Rd., Lat Yao, Chatuchak, Bangkok 10900 THAILAND
E-mail address : coop_ku@ku.ac.th
Tel&Fax : +66 0 2561-3468