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1.Massage from the dean

                                                       

     The College of Interdisciplinary Studies has reached the 22nd year of service. We have 7 curriculums, more than 70 staffs, and more than 1,000 students. Our faculty is well-known at the national and international level and has produced various well-respected academic works. Our graduates have made a huge contribution to the society. Considering our performance, we are a big academic unit at Thammasat University. We are making gradual, but steady, progress. In pursuit of the power and promise of 21st century learning for students, the University Council has decided the new initiative to expand our College through the transformation of the curriculums, including management and administration.

     I am very confident in our College of Interdisciplinary Studies that we will achieve our goals and the expectation of the university. The united Thammasat Spirits will not be separated by our three campuses, namely Tha Prachan, Rangsit, and Lampang. Every single one of us will work towards the success of the team as a whole.


Associate Professor Dr.Saifon Su-indramedhi
Dean of the College of Interdisciplinary Studies

2.History

Revival of ‘Moral Science Degree’ 

       In 1994 when Thammasat University was under the rectorship of Professor Dr. Charnvit Kasetsiri, a group of senior alumni of the University of Moral and Political Sciences, a precursory college to the present-day Thammasat University, and former Moral Science degree graduates together proposed the revival of the ‘Moral Science’ degree program. Many of Thammasat University executive administrators expressed interests and explored the possibility to draft a program incorporating disciplines across Social Science and Humanities studies which resonates with contemporary needs of modern Thai society. 


Establishment of Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science Program

      Between 1995 – 1998, during which Professor Noranit Setabutr was the rector of Thammasat University, the Thai government aimed to promote decentralized education administration by implementing collegiate campus expansion programs. Concurrently, provincial community of Lampang stipulated that an undergraduate degree should be established in addition to the existing postgraduate program offered by the Faculty of Political Science continually for several years. In response, Professor Dr. Anek Laothamatas, then Vice President on Academic Affairs of Thammasat University, invited the then Rector to meet with Lampang provincial community to discuss the prospect of academic program administration in the province, which would adapt the Moral Science degree program components into the campus’ undergraduate study and would be offered for the first time in the country at the time and exclusively at Lampang Campus.


       Guided by the preceding Moral Science degree program syllabus, a working group led by Professor Dr. Anek Laothamatas, Associate Professor Dr. Saitip Sukatipan and Associate Professor Pornchai Trakulwaranont to conduct provincial public hearing and develop curriculum which subsequently became a fully realized Thammasat University’s new degree entitled “Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science Program”, incorporating social science and humanities disciplines offered at undergraduate level. The courses and modules are ‘interdisciplinary studies’ across the myriad of social science and humanities, preparing the program’s graduates in becoming ‘interdisciplinary’ in working to serve the interest of Thai public and giving truth to the motto, “I love Thammasat because Thammasat teaches me to love the people”.   


Important Milestones of College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Thammasat University


23 February 1999: Launch of Interdisciplinary Studies Program, Thammasat University Lampang Campus

          Thammasat University administration committee approved the proposed “Bachelor of Arts Program in Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science” to be taught at Thammasat University Lampang Campus.

 
5 February 2003 Inauguration of College of Interdisciplinary Studies as a faculty

           The Bachelor of Arts Program in Interdisciplinary Studies was elevated into university faculty entitled the College of Interdisciplinary Studies under Associate Professor Lek Sombat’s rectorship. Subsequently when the Graduate School was dissolved, two degree programs were incorporated under the College of Interdisciplinary Studies. Incorporating two degrees formerly offered at the defunct Graduate School, the College of Interdisciplinary Studies since 2006 offers the following programs:


(1) Bachelor of Arts Program in Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science: Offered at Thammasat University Lampang Campus, the program currently covers 4 interdisciplinary studies namely Chinese Studies, Greater Mekong Subregion Studies, Socio-Cultural Resources Management and Tourism Development. Students graduating from the program will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science (B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science). The 4-year program was offered at Thammasat University Lampang Campus.


(2) Master of Arts Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies: Formerly known as the Master of Arts Program in Women Studies, the program was then taught as a special program at Thammasat University Tha Prachan Campus and under the administration of the Graduate Volunteer Office and Women and Youth Studies Program and was subsequently incorporated into the College of Interdisciplinary Studies and has undergone multiple curricular revisions. Students graduating from the program will receive a Master of Arts degree in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (M.A. women, Gender and Sexuality Studies).

 
(3) Doctor of Philosophy Program in Integrated Science: Formerly taught at Thammasat University Tha Prachan Campus, the program was under the administration of Graduate Studies Office and later incorporated into the College of Interdisciplinary Studies. Students graduating from the program will receive a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Integrated Science (Ph.D. Integrated Science).  

 
2013: Launch of Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program (PPE) at Thammasat University Tha Prachan Campus

          The College of Interdisciplinary Studies introduced the Bachelor of Arts Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, taught at Thammasat University Tha Prachan Campus. The program was first offered in 2013 and garnered massive interests of candidates. Students graduating from this program will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (B.A. Philosophy, Politics and Economics).

 
2014: Inauguration of Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program (PPE) at Thammasat University Lampang Campus

           The College of Interdisciplinary Studies inaugurated the Bachelor of Arts Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics to be taught at Thammasat University Lampang Campus in 2014. Students graduating from this program will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (B.A. Philosophy, Politics and Economics).


2018: Inauguration of Data Science and Innovation Program at Thammasat University Rangsit Campus

           In response to evolving global demands to integrate social science, humanities and science, the College of Interdisciplinary Studies introduced the Bachelor of Science Program in Data Science and Innovation (DSI) taught at Thammasat University Rangsit Campus. Students graduating from the 4-year undergraduate program will receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Data Science and Innovation (B.Sc. Data Science and Innovation).

 
2020: Inauguration of Bachelor of Arts Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (International Program)

           The College of Interdisciplinary Studies introduced the Bachelor of Arts International Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics to be taught at Thammasat University Tha Prachan Campus. Students graduating from this program will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (B.A. Philosophy, Politics and Economics). Student admission commences in 2021.

3.Executive Board

                   Dean                 


Assoc.Prof. Saifon Su-indramedhi, Ph.D. 

Dean of the College of Interdisciplinary Studies 


E-Mail: nsaifon@staff.tu.ac.th 
TEL+66-02-613-2854 


          Deputy Dean           


Onicha Meangbua, Ph.D. 
Deputy Dean for Academic Departments 


E-Mail: onicha33@staff.tu.ac.th 
TEL 
+66-02-613-2850 / 2857 



Assoc.Prof.PhakpoomTippakoon, Ph.D.
 

Deputy Dean for Research and International Affairs Department 

E-Mail: phakpoom@tu.ac.th 
TEL 
+66-02-613-2840 


Asst.Prof.Rungnapa Thepparp, Ph.D. 
Deputy Dean for Administrative Section (Lampang)


E-Mail: trungnap@staff.tu.ac.th 
TEL 
+66-054-237-999 Ext. 5332 / 5364 


Asst.Prof.Chaiyut Tawharanurak 
Deputy Dean for Academic Services and Corporate  Communication Department 


E-Mail: chaiyut8@staff.tu.ac.th 
TEL +66-02-613-2845 / 2855 


         Assistant Dean         


Pol.Lt.Col.Chavanut Janekarn, Ph.D. 
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs (Tha Prachan) 


E-Mail: chavanut@staff.tu.ac.th 
TEL +66-02-613-2857 


Wanwanat Aroonroek           
Assistant Dean for Student Affairs (Lampang)  

E-Mail: wanwanat@staff.tu.ac.th 
TEL +66-054-237-999 Ext. 5362 


Somkiat Kosolsombat                    
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs  

E-Mail: somkiatk@staff.tu.ac.th 
TEL +66-02-564-4441-79 Ext. 6811 /+66-026-4640-1735 


       Program Director      


Assoc.Prof.PhakpoomTippakoon, Ph.D.
 

Director of Doctor of Philosophy Program in Integrated Science  

E-Mail: phakpoom@tu.ac.th 
TEL +66-02-613-2840 


Kosum Omphornuwat, Ph.D.            
Director of Master of Arts Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies 

E-Mail: kosum@staff.tu.ac.th 
TEL +66-02-613-2850


Asst.Prof. Olan Rattanapakdee 
Director of Bachelor of Arts Program in Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science 

E-Mail: rolan@staff.tu.ac.th 
TEL +66-054-237-999 Ext. 5352 


Onicha Meangbua, Ph.D. 
Director of Bachelor of Arts Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Tha Pra Chan)


E-Mail: onicha33@staff.tu.ac.th 
TEL 
+66-02-613-2850 / 2857 



Asst.Prof. Khomsi Meepukdee, Ph.D. 
Director of Bachelor of Arts Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (Lampang) 

E-Mail: skhomsee@staff.tu.ac.th 
TEL 
+66-054-237-999 Ext. 5347



Phanomkorn Yothasorn
Director of Bachelor of Arts Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (International Program) 


E-Mail: Phanom12@staff.tu.ac.th
TEL +66-02-613-2844 / 2857 


Asst.Prof.Rachada Kongkachan, Ph.D.   
Director of Bachelor of Science Program in Data Science and Innovation  

E-Mail: krachada@staff.tu.ac.th 
TEL +66-564-4441-79 Ext. 6811 

           Vice Director          


Sarun Gulyanon, Ph.D.                             
Vice Director of Bachelor of Science Program in Data Science and Innovation

E-Mail: sarung@staff.tu.ac.th  
TEL +66-564-4441-79 Ext. 6811

Secretary of College of Interdisciplinary Studies


Miss Parichat Thongyoo 
Secretary of College of Interdisciplinary Studies 


Email: pari99@staff.tu.ac.th 
TEL +66-02-613-2855 

Bachelor of Arts Program in Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science

Bachelor of Arts Program in Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science 
History

    National and global economy, politics and society which evolves in growth and complexity can equally drive resounding complex economic, political and social dilemmas. The Northern Thailand is a prominent regional player with rich history, resources and strategic location owing to its economic, societal, cultural and political proximity to neighboring countries. Phenomena caused by these interrelations must be approached from interdisciplinary perspectives e.g. economics, political science, laws, sociology, anthropology, science and technology to better understand and perform analysis in order to prevent problems and passively and proactively intervene to meet national development goal.

    In addition, Thammasat University is committed to comply with government’s policy to decentralize higher education by offering a bachelor of arts program of social science at Lampang Campus. Prominent components of the program include multidisciplinary modules integrated into the core course to create high quality graduates equipped with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills to serve public interest and society as well as capacity to generate interdisciplinary perspective on contemporary issues in order to develop and resolve national and regional conflicts. By the approval of the university’s administrators, the ‘Bachelor of Arts Program in Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science’ was officially founded on 23rd February 1999 and taught at Thammasat University, Lampang Campus. 

Program description
Program title : Bachelor of Arts (Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science)
Award title : B.A. (Interdisciplinary Studies of Social Science)
Major          
1 Chinese Studies  
2 Greater Mekong Subregion Studies  
3 Socio-Cultural Resources Management 
 
4 Tourism Development

Contact information

            Phone : 054 - 237-999 
            Email : socsci_lp@hotmail.com
            Facebook : www.facebook.com/cisacademic
            Address Thammasat University, Lampang Campus 
                            248 Lampang-Chiang Mai Road, Pongyankok Subdistrict, Hangchat District, Lampang Province 52190

 

Bachelor of Arts Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Bachelor of Arts Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
History

    Thammasat University was founded on the conviction to create graduates who serve society and people. In its formative years, the university’s outstanding feature was the Moral Science degree which covered multi-disciplinary courses and equipped graduates with knowledge and broad understanding of issues, and applicable skills in their career as well as their academic pursuit. Undergraduate degree programs in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) are currently offered at many institutions around the globe, aiming to provide students with knowledge and skills necessary in understanding and analyzing the complexity and interdependency of contemporary issues and require interdisciplinary approaches to evaluate the choices to resolve social and national dilemmas.

    Based on the university’s founding conviction and global contemporary needs, the College of Interdisciplinary Studies introduced a bacherlor degree program in philosophy, politics and economics in 2013, the prominent components of which were multi-disciplinary courses in politics, laws and philosophical foundations to equip students with knowledge and understanding of comtemporary issues. Program graduates can develop and disseminate their analysis of comtemporary issues based on interdisciplinary knowledge and apply the knowledge to develop and resolve national problems.

    The College of Interdisciplinary Studies officially launched the Bachelor of Art Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics in 2013 at Tha Prachan Campus of Thammasat University and received overwhelming number of interested applicants. Subsequently in 2014, the program was additionally offered and opened for admission at Thammasat University, Lampang Campus.

Program description
Program title : Bachelor of Arts Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
Award title : B.A. (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)

Contact information
Tha Prachan

Phone : 02-613-2842 , 02-613-2859
Email :  ppethammasat@gmail.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/PPEThaprachan 
Address   College of Interdisciplinary Studies (Tha Prachan) 2 Prachan Road, Phra Barom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

Lampang Center
Phone : 054 - 237999 extension 5334

Email : apirakyo_tu@hotmail.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/PPELampang
Address College of Interdisciplinary Studies (Lampang Campus)
248 Lampang-Chiang Mai Road, Pongyankok Subdistrict, Hangchat District, Lampang Province 52190

 

Bachelor of Arts Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (International Program)

Bachelor of Arts Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (International Program)

History

           The Bachelor of Arts Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (International Program) is the first international program of the College of Interdisciplinary Study. The program is a revision of the Bachelor of Arts Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (2018), which reflects the university’s commitment to globalize the program by combining the spirit of Thammasat University and academic globalization policy. The program brings together multidisciplinary approaches on ‘philosophy, politics and economics in the context of ASEAN subcontinent and Asia’ to understand the dynamic of the 21st century, alternatively described as the ‘Asian Century’. The program is equipped for receiving students from Mekong Subregion, ASEAN and globally who are interested in international program in philosophy, politics and economics which approach social science and technology from interdisciplinary standpoint within the context of Asian Century.

Program description
Program title : Bachelor of Arts Program in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (International Program)
Award title : B.A. (Philosophy, Politics and Economics)  (International Program)


Contact information
Address : College of Interdisciplinary Studies (Tha Prachan)  2 Prachan Road, Phra Barom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon Bangkok 10200
Phone : 02 613 2852
Email : ppe.tu.international@gmail.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/ppeinterTU

Bachelor of Science Program in Data Science and Innovation

History

    Through Thailand 4.0 policy, the Thai government envisioned the transition of the country’s traditional economy into innovation-driven economy and achieve a high-income country status. By shifting the support to New S-Curve development, investment in novel industry will transform goods and technology into the nation’s new growth engines. Workforce development is paramount in smooth transition into digital economy and society, nevertheless, Thailand is deficient in capable and highly efficient human resource to meet with the demand of Thailand 4.0 mandate.

    In 2018, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation opened invitations for universities to submit degree program proposals to meet the country’s growing demand under the program entitled ‘New Graduates for New Growth Engine Industry under Thailand 4.0 Policy and Higher Education Reform 2018-2022’.

    A group of data science researchers consisting of lecturers from the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Faculty of Science and Technology and lecturers from the College of Innovation collectively agreed that data science, innovation and digital transformation are the science and technology for Thailand’s future. In response to the request for proposal, the lecturers from the Faculty of Science and Technology developed the ‘Bachelor of Science Program in Data Science and Innovation’, focusing on computer, mathematics and programming whereas the lecturers from the College of Innovation developed the ‘Bachelor of Digital Transformation’. Under a jointly signed memorandum of understanding, the program is taught by lecturers from both faculties.  

   The Bachelor of Science Program in Data Science and Innovation was formerly offered by the Faculty of Science and Technology as the courses were then taught by the faculty’s lecturers. As a result of Thammasat University’s mandate to optimize interdisciplinary studies of social science and science and the interdisciplinary nature of the program module (mathematics, statistics, computer, artificial intelligence and business), the Bachelor Program in Data Science and Innovation was transferred to the College of Interdisciplinary Studies on 1st August 2020, in accordance with the resolution of the 11/2563 Thammasat University Council meeting dated 23rd September 2020. The program’s transition was congruent with the college’s existing interdisciplinary courses of social science e.g. philosophy, political science and economics.  

Program Description

Program Title : Bachelor of Science Program in Data Science and Innovation
Award Title : B.Sc. (Data Science and Innovation)   

Admission: TCAS65

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Contact information

          Address : Thammasat University Rangsit Campus
          99 Moo 18 Paholyothin Road, Klong Luang, Rangsit, Pathumthani Province 12121
          Phone :
 02-564-4441-79 extension 6811, 064 – 6401735

          Email  :  dsi@tu.ac.th

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Integrated Science

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Integrated Science

History   

          Understanding rapidly evolving national and global politics and socio-economy cannot be achieved through singular approach. Program in integrated science therefore allows students to develop and apply their knowledge from a variety of coherent course, which leads to developing the body of knowledge and policy to address the problems and design appropriate interventions. The Doctor of Philosophy Program in Integrated Science aims to assist students in cultivating upper-level knowledge, multi-disciplinary specialization and ability to integrate knowledge within the sciences in understanding, analyzing and critiquing social phenomena. The program also aims to produce socially responsible scholars with moral and professional integrity and a player in social change movement.


Program description
Program title: Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated Science)
Award title: Ph.D. (Integrated Science)

Contact information
Phone : 02 - 613 – 2861
Email :  in_sciences@yahoo.com
Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/PhDin-Integrated-Science-Thammasat-University
Address  : College of Interdisciplinary Studies (Tha Prachan) 2 Prachan Road  Phra Barom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

Master of Arts Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Master of Arts Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies

History

       
Graduate program in women studies was originally founded through collaboration between the then Office of Graduate Volunteers and Women and Youth Studies Program of Thammasat University, who collectively recognized the need to establish a master degree program in women studies at Thammasat University during the time when such program did not exist in any university in the country. To address the severity and complexity of women and youth oppressions, the program modules have undergone revisions in tandem with other curricular activities under the Women and Youth Studies Program e.g. (cyclical) women studies conference and journal of women studies publication.

         Thammasat University Council approved the program as special degree program since 2000 in accordance with Social Administration Program Regulation. Program admission commenced in 2001 and offered in bi-semester system jointly managed by the Office of Graduate Volunteers and Women and Youth Studies Program.

         Since 1st October 2006, the Master of Arts Program in Women Studies has been revised and transferred to the College of Interdisciplinary Studies by the approval of Thammasat University Council. In 2013, the program was retitled as ‘Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies’ and restructured as a regular evening master degree program (non-business hour class).


Program description
Program title : Master of Arts in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Award title : M.A. (Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies)

Contact information
Phone : 02 - 613 – 2860
Email : wmtu56@gmail.com
Facebook : www.facebook.com/Wgssp
Address:  College of Interdisciplinary Studies (Tha Prachan) 2 Prachan Road  Phra Barom Maha Ratchawang, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200