From Its Inception to the Present

Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute (CUSRI) is one of Chulalongkorn University’s and Thailand’s earliest Social Sciences research institutes. Originally founded under the Faculty of Political Science in 1967, it was subsequently promoted to an independent institute in accordance with the Royal Decree on the Establishment of the Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute on 22 April 1974. The primary objective of CUSRI is conducting research to meet the needs of Thailand’s national development efforts with social science research as its basis.


Create a knowledge, ideas and opinions that make the research institute unified (Authority) in dimensions related to Thai society in various fields. Which is the mission of the institute
Vision CUSRI aims to create a body of knowledge based on social science research, to become a reliable data center for contemporary social problems, and to apply such knowledge in providing fair and sustainable development alternatives.


To actively seek knowledge and understanding of the social processes for economic, social, political, educational, cultural, and environmental changes and their impacts. To create knowledge and become a learning center for social science research. To nurture researchers towards research excellence. To produce academic and policy research works. To monitor the dynamics of social changes and collaborate with social movement partners in providing venues for discussion on development and policy alternatives.