On Tuesday 5 September 2023, at 10.00 a.m., in meeting room 201 on the 2nd floor of the Vachiranusorn Building, Faculty of Agriculture, Kasetsart University, Bangkhen Campus, Associate Professor Dr. Chamaipak Maiklad, Assistant to the President for International Affairs presided over to welcome and deliver the welcoming remarks, along with administrators and faculty members, consisting of Associate Professor Dr. Sudsaisin Kaewrueng, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Agriculture; Associate Professor Dr. Nuttakan Nitayapat, Associate Dean for International Affairs; Assistant Professor Dr. Nattasamon Petchsang, Assistant Dean for Research and International Affairs, Faculty of Science; and university personnel of Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Science, and the International Affairs Division at Kasetsart University; welcomed 12 Students Exchange Program from Kyoto University led by Professor Eiji Nawata, Director of Kyoto University ASEAN Center and 2 Professors namely Prof. Hirokazu Higuchi and Prof. Hiroshi Kamitakahara, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University.
Then, Associate Professor Dr. Sudsaisin Kaewrueng, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Agriculture attended the opening ceremony of the Student Exchange Program between Kasetsart University and Kyoto University which will be held from 4 – 16 September 2023 and gave further information about Kasetsart University via video presentation; and a special lecture on “Agriculture in Thailand,” which consists of the topic related to Thailand’s Agriculture such as the climate, land utilization, rice production in Thailand, world rice production and consumption, Thailand agriculture goal, high-cost rice production risks in market development, rice trading in the world market, commodities share by regions of Thailand, and export of Thai rice products. The lecture has received a lot of interest from the students of Kyoto University.
All participants of the Short-Term Student Exchange Program from Kyoto University are on 10 days scheduled on a field trip to Chiang Mai to study agricultural work at Ob Luang National Park. In addition, there are scheduled trips to visit Ayutthaya, Ratchaburi, Chachoengsao, Nakhon Ratchasima, and Lop Buri to study arts, culture, fishery, forestry, and agriculture respectively. The closing ceremony will be held on 15 September 2023 at the Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University. The student exchange program between Kasetsart University and Kyoto University is a collaborative activity under the Memorandum of Understanding, which was conducted over 10 years depicting the strong bond between two universities in collaboration.
Kasetsart University in cooperation with Kyoto University is continuously organizing a short-term student exchange program between the two universities. The program is a cross-cultural exchange program. This two-week visit program is organized for Japanese students to study the academic knowledge of agriculture, fisheries, forestry, agro-industry, economics, and related fields at Kasetsart University.