Kasetsart University

Partner No. 9: Kasetsart University (KU) Thailand

_Kasetsart University http://www.ku.ac.th/aboutku/english/

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Kasetsart University (KU) is the first agricultural university in Thailand, established on February 2, 1943. Kasetsart University is located at 50 Phahonyothin Road, Lat Yao Subdistrict, Jatujak District, Bangkok 10900. KU is known internationally for academic excellence and high standard of work. It is a prime mover in mustering intellectual resources to help the nation achieve sustainable development and negotiating power in the world community. KU gathers wisdom and knowledge, creates and develops varied bodies of knowledge, and forms people who are intelligent, think rationally, behave morally, are conscious of the common good, and produce a high standard of work capable of competing in the world market. The University manages its resources efficiently, joins in the development of the community, and is responsible to society so as to serve as an important instrument in ensuring the well being and security of the country. KU devotes itself to the task of accumulating and developing intellectual knowledge. It thrives for the growth in academic wisdom including ethical and moral excellence. In addition, it has a responsibility to play a leading role in keeping our Thai heritage alive and to ensure that it continues to grow to enrich the civilization of the nation. KU is the leading university of Thailand in teaching and research particularly on food production (agriculture, aquaculture, fisheries), food processing (agro-industry), economics of natural resources and environment. KU has a significant role in providing technical expertise, support and services to the aquaculture industry due to its many years’ experience working with farmers in freshwater, brackishwater and marine aquaculture systems, through research, education, extension and outreach.

At present, KU has 14 faculties and 1 college offering undergraduate and graduate programs (including international programs) in a wide range of areas: Agriculture, Agro-Industry, Architecture, Business Administration, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environment, Fisheries, Forestry, Humanities, Science, Social Science, Veterinary Medicine and Veterinary Technology. KU has established 7 campuses in various regions of Thailand and has a current enrollment of 35,000 students at all levels.

Main tasks attributed:

  • KU will involve in all work packages, and will be responsible for all related work to be conducted in Thailand.

Personnel Participating in the Project

Dr. Kriengkrai Satapornvanit Ph.D. Aquaculture from the Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Scotland, U.K. and M.Sc. Aquaculture from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He lectures at the Department of Fisheries Biology, Faculty of Fisheries, and specializes and/or conducts research on the following: aquatic ecotoxicology, environmental risk assessment and hazard evaluation, bioassays, fisheries biology, aquatic ecology, analytical techniques in water quality, nutrient budgets and dynamics in aquatic systems, tropical aquaculture, organic agriculture and the millennium development goals, modeling and statistical analysis. His doctoral research is on the feeding behaviour of Macrobrachium rosenbergii as an indicator of pesticide contamination in tropical freshwater. His Master’s research is on the effect of shrimp farm effluent on the neighbouring water body. Satapornvanit
Arlene Nietes Satapornvanit – Fisheries Busiiness Management, Aquaculture Systems, Environmental Management Satapornvanit2
Dr. Pongtep Wilaipun – Food safety/quality control/HACCP/microbiology Wilaipun
Dr. Prapansak Srisapoome – Fish/shrimp Diseases, Genetics, Biotechnology Srisapoome
Ms. Tanaradee Khumya – Gender & Development, Socio-economics, Anthropology Khumya
Dr. Kulapa S. Kuldilok (Aoiy) Agricultural Economics, Business Administration (Finance), Agricultural Market Systems, Global Value Chains, Fishery Management, Socio-economics
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