Case Studies

Quality and Affordable Food Sources within the Chulalongkorn University Campus

Chulalongkorn University has established multiple canteens to serve students and university staff, totaling more than 10 locations distributed throughout the university campus. These include the Office of the University canteen, the Faculty of Engineering canteen, the Faculty of Education canteen, and others. [ ]

Additionally, The Central Canteen Management Committee has been appointed to set policies, oversee food safety standards, and control the prices of food and beverages served within the university canteens. [ ] This ensures that students, staff, and the general public can purchase quality food and beverages at reasonable and cost-effective prices compared to external eateries.

Furthermore, the Office of Physical Resources Management collaborates with the Faculty of Allied Health Sciences to launch the ‘Chula Foodie’ campaign, promoting the health and well-being of students and staff at Chulalongkorn University. The campaign offers a variety of food choices in the cafeteria, with at least one healthy menu item (following the standards set by the Department of Health). Consumers have the option to customize the taste and portion size of their food. Additionally, a network of Chulalongkorn University students interested in sustainable agriculture has participated in the ‘Mid Agri & Mid a Green’ project. As part of this initiative, they cultivate their own organic vegetables within the university campus using compost produced by the Chula Zero Waste project. The harvested produce is then distributed or sold to targeted cafeteria outlets on campus. This project serves as a sustainable urban agriculture model and a learning platform for innovative creations.


  • Office of Physical Resources Management, Chulalongkorn University
  • Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Chulalongkorn University
  • Chula Zero Waste project