The Asia Research Center (ARC) was found as a result of the Agreement signed on January 24,2002 by Chulalongkorn University and The Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS), the non-profit organization with the purpose to support top-level scholars and to contribute to the advancement of higher learning. The KFAS will provide financial support for a period of 10 years.

              The Asia Research Center will operate to provide financial support to researchers and research activities in the fields of Social Science and Humanities, Natural Science, Information Service and Technology and Petrochemical Engineering both in Thailand and Korea.

              The Asia Research Center also support Thai researcher to Korea, and arrange academic meeting, research publication and other related activities.