Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University has developed an area on campus at the Agricultural Technology Park to grow flowers such as cutters and margarets. The project creates a learning space, a practicum venue, and a real practicing place for the students. Moreover, the area is another tourism alternative. The students can expand their knowledge from experimenting and researching towards the community so that they can create another occupation and raise income during the time when social changes can take place. The project also answers the strategies and policies of Khon Kaen University in the aspects of People, Ecological and Spiritual and leads the university to be a Great Place to Live. Another objective is to creates a flora garden with flowers blooming all year round.
January 8, 2021 at 13:15 p.m. at the President Meeting Room, Sirikunakorn Building, Khon Kaen University – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University represents KKU to transfer 10 “Bullet-proof plates made from cocoon” to Pol. Lt. Col. Suthat Paiboon, Deputy Inspector of Ban Pet Provincial Police Station and the police officers. Among those attending the event were Prof. Dr. Thidarat Boonmars, Vice President for Innovation and Enterprise; Asst. Prof. Panomkorn Khwakhong from Department of Chemistry Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University, the developer of the bullet proof plates and Khun Jiraporn Luangpairin, Director of the Office of Intellectual Property.
The continuing collaboration between Mitsubishi Company (Thailand) Ltd. and Khon Kaen University has been discussed. The CSR collaborations started in 2018 with Faculty of Agriculture under the projects of Rice and Native chicken in the NE. This year the renewal energy and solar applications with Faculty of Engineering.
An MOU signing ceremony was held by Thailand A.I. University Consortium comprising the 5 Thailand AI universities, namely, Khon Kaen University, Chulalongkorn University, Mahidol University, Prince of Songkhla University, and King Monkut University of Technology Lad Krabung, with CMKL Thailand. The universities are joining force to develop artificial intelligence technologies, which are now becoming more and more important to our daily lives. The collaboration will be in terms of joint research and development of Deep-Tech innovations with the use of artificial intelligence. The Consortium has also entered as a network member of NVIDIA A.I. Technology Centre, where many world leading universities already join. NVIDIA is the producer of GPU machine, a key mechanism of high-speed processing unit for artificial intelligence of the world.
Khon Kaen University discloses the research work on production of a new and clean biofuel, “hythane” from algae, which offers high combustion efficiency and is also environmental friendly. Khon Kaen University met the press to release news on the research result, “Producing hythane gas from macro algae”. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University welcomed the news reporters. Also joined in the press release were KKU researchers led by Prof. Dr. Alisara Ruangsaeng, a national outstanding researcher in agriculture and biology, a TRF Senior Research Scholar, and a Sarasin Honorary Researcher from Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Technology. The event took place at Sirikunakorn Room 4, 2nd Floor, Sirikunakorn Building, Office of the President, Khon Kaen University.
The discussion for the approaches for promoting and developing livestock occupation (crickets) in Khon Kaen Province is under the project to promote and develop livestock occupation in Khon Kaen. The objectives were to find the ways to strengthen cricket farmers and increase their skill and knowledge in farming commercial quality crickets as well as to upgrade the cricket farming as a principle and sustainable occupation for the farmers.
A workshop was held on AI for Healthcare in the Post COVID-19 era, Phase 2. The opening session began with Asst. Prof. Dr. Acharawan Topark-Ngarm, Assistant to the President for International Affairs giving a reporting speech and Assoc. Prof. Nawarat Wara-Aswapati Charoen, Ph.D., Vice President for International Affairs made an opening address. Over 40 people attended including the guest speakers, University administrators and staff, and over 60 KKU students in medical science fields from hospitals and medical faculties in different universities in Thailand. Over 500 interested people also joined online on Zoom Webinar.
The Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN organized a workshop for teachers and educators, Groups 1 and 2 under the Teacher and School Development Project for continuously upgrading education quality. The workshop received monetary support from the Education Equity Fund.
On Tuesday 24, 2020 at 9:00 a.m., the opening ceremony was scheduled with Assoc. Prof. Maitree Inprasitha, Ph.D., Vice President for Education and Academic Service presiding over the event and welcomed the participants while Assoc. Prof. Jumpon Rachawijit, the Institute’s Advisor for Training and Academic Service gave a report speech on the past implementation of research and innovation development.
a preparation program for Covid-19 was carried out to train doctors, nurses and relevant officers. The event featured simulation of Covid-19 situation, with patient refer to ER where officers contact the doctor and related professional team before the patient is sent to AIIR. After this, there will be coordination with the Lab for sending specimen and for informing the patient’s result before moving the patient through the Negative Chamber system. All steps have been smoothly rehearsed.