The Korean Studies Center (KSC) was founded in 2000 under the Faculty administration chaired by Associate Professor Somchai Dechaphromphun, the then Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The Center was honorably opened by H.E. Korean Ambassador to Thailand . The Faculty allocated a budget and space on the 9 th floor at Queen Sirikit Building II which is now used as a Korean Studies Exhibition Room (Room 905), an Administrative Office (Room 906) and an office for the visiting professors (Room 900). Initially, it was administered by the Department of Eastern Languages, headed by Associate Professor Narumol Leepiyachart.
In 2003, Associate Professor Tassanee Thantawanit, an ex-dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and a two-year visiting professor at Hankuk University , was appointed the KSC’s director, the position she has held since then. The Center now is administered by a body of 10 committee members specialized in the Korean language and related fields.
The KSC receives its annual management revenue from the Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty, whereas conducting researches, international conference organizing, as well as publication are financially sponsored by Korean agencies from the private and public sectors. The Center has also enjoyed close collaboration with its network both in Thailand and the Republic of Korea.