U2T Project, Faculty of Agriculture trains on “Amazing alternative plants – Cannabis and Hemp”

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Thursday October 28, 2021 – Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University organized a workshop on “Amazing alternative plants – Cannabis and Hemp”. This workshop is under the Integrated Sub-district Socio-Economic Upgrading Project (University to Sub-districts) at Ban Fang Sub-district, Ban Fang District, Khon Kaen. Asst. Prof. Mallika Srisutham, Ajarn Pornthip Phontusaeng, Ph.D., and their team are the Ban Fang U2T Project responsible people. This workshop was honored to have Asst. Prof. Chanon Lapjit, Ph.D., an expert in cannabis research for medical and industrial purpose and a lecturer of the Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Khon Kaen University, as the key speaker. The workshop was run by Zoom and was aimed at giving knowledge related to laws governing the manufacturing of products from cannabis and hemps for medical purpose and the benefits from value adding of the cannabis and hemp products.

KKU joins hands with Research University Network (RUN) to organize Design Thinking Workshop

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Research Administration Division Khon Kaen University together with the Research University Network (RUN) has organized training courses “Design Thinking for Postdoctoral Researchers” honored by Mr. Narin Srilenawat and the team of speakers To develop postdoctoral researchers and researchers in the Postdoctoral Researcher Development Program to support the future agro-food, energy and bio-materials industries. In order to come up with ideas that can be used to create innovations, three elements are taken into account: problem solving, creativity, and people. design thinking Able to apply design thinking in order to bring improvements to develop the organization in terms of both quality and sustainable management. Learn how to distinguish and prioritize tasks. Apply design thinking principles to current work The activities will be held on October 30, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at the Science Park. Khon Kaen University

Science Park transfers technology to the community, promoting indigenous raw material for producing “Gluten-free protein noodles” and functional food market

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This project began when the Science Park, KKU conducted a survey and evaluated the community needs. It was found that the Insect Enterprise Group of Chumphae Distruct, Khon Kaen, had been working on cricket farming and manufacturing certain product from Chumphae Thapthim Rice. This kind of rice is red in color like pomegranate and also contains high quantity of antioxidants, namely, phenolic and flavonoids. The group wanted to make their existing raw material into a new product, the cricket-powdered protein noodle from Chumphae Thapthim rice flour. The Science Park therefore contacted specialized researchers for the group. The researchers transferred the required technologies and manufacturing process to the Insect Enterprise Group. The group was assisted through the development of protein noodles until the noodles had the satisfactory texture and do not tear apart easily. The noodles add to the nutritious value to the consumers, especially those with celiac disease. The outcome of this project assists the community enterprise to have its own appropriate manufacturing formula with high standard. It also builds opportunities to expand the market of health food, leading to increase of incomes and employment and in the long-run self- dependency and sustainability.

The Tech-transfer to Community activity is an area-based Innovation for community, which has been allocated budget under the project to upgrade the rural economy and quality of life with knowledge, wisdom and innovation, which is a project of the Science, Research and Innovation Promotion and Coordination Division, Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation. The objectives are to upgrade the entrepreneurs in the regions who are affected by the spread of Covid-19 and to develop the social, economic and innovation of Thailand.

KKU signs an academic service agreement with the community enterprise of Nong Saeng Mango Exporting Group, Kalasin Province

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On October 27, 2021, the community enterprise of Nong Saeng Mango Exporting Group, Samran Sub-district, Samchai District, Kalasin Province have signed an agreement Academic and research services in collaboration with Khon Kaen University by Prof. Monchai Duangjinda, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies As a proxy from the President to sign on his behalf for the purpose under this Agreement to provide National Center for Research on Biological Pest Control Upper Northeastern region, together with the Faculty of Agriculture Khon Kaen University Production of white Beauveria and Green Metarisium fungicides for the group for use in The amplification was increased and used in mango pest control. This project is a pilot project for mango production. Organic products of Kalasin Province to encourage farmers to reduce the use of pesticides and replace them with natural enemies to produce enough organic mangos for export and domestic consumption The community enterprise group has supported the money for the production of bio-based leavening agents in the amount of 190,500.

Khon Kaen Provincial Industry Office joins KKU to hold an online seminar to upgrade research work towards commercial industry

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October 20, 2021 – Khon Kaen University led by Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University; Prof. Thidarat Boonmars, Ph.D., Vice President for Innovation and Enterprise; and Dr. Apirachai Wongsriworapon, Director of Khon Kaen University Science Park joined the seminar on “Developing Products from Research, Innovation and Technology for Commercial Industry”. This online seminar was organized by the Office of Khon Kaen Provincial Industry and Khon Kaen University. Over 200 participants attended including entrepreneurs in the area, the education, government and private sectors. The onsite seminar was held at the Main Building of the Northeast Science Park Khon Kaen.

Chronic Kidney Disease Prevention in the Northeast of Thailand (CKDNET): 2021 update

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CKDNET recognizes the importance of preventing and reducing kidney disease and is committed to expanding the academic roles of Khon Kaen University in solving health problems in rural areas where population may lack knowledge and access to adequate medical services. The project is a network of cooperation between departments within Khon Kaen University, from 8 faculties (Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Nursing, Faculty of Public Health, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Agriculture), the Institute for Strategic Research and Collaboration for Northeastern Development and organizations outside the University such as the Institute of Defense Technology and the Provincial Public Health Office, hospitals, Ministry of Interior (such as Governor, Provincial Administrative Organization, District Administrative Organization, Municipality, Sub-district, Village headmen) to support medical / health sciences personnel and Village Health Volunteers, and Family Health Volunteers working on care and prevention of kidney disease. The project has ongoing government funding through Khon Kaen University, Research grants from the Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI), through Program Management Unit for Competitiveness (PMUC), Office of the National Council for Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Policy, and the National Research Office (NRCT) since 2016.

KKU signs MOU with 3 organizations – Thailand-Japan collaboration – for applying STEAM Education to raise environmental conscience for sustainable development under UN’s SDG

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Friday, October 15, 2021, from 14:30 to 16:00 p.m. at Room 402, or the Smart Classroom – the Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN, Khon Kaen University by Assoc. Prof. Maitree Inprasitha, Ph.D., Vice President for Education and Academic Service, Acting Director of the Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN, and Chairman of the Education Foundation for Thinking Skill Development held an online MOU signing ceremony via Zoom Meeting for collaboration of the Project: “Building Environmental Conscience by STEAM Education for Problem Solving”. The MOU was signed by 4 organizations: TOYO SYSTEM Co., LTD., the Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN of Khon Kaen University, The Mathematics Certification Institute of Japan, and the Education Foundation for Thinking Skill Development. At the event, Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University gave a reporting speech to Mr. Surapon Phetwara, Vice Chairman of Khon Kaen University Council, the Advisor of the Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN, who presided over the MOU signing ceremony.

Faculty of Interdisciplinary Sciences welcomes the Government’s Commission for Science, Technology, Research and Innovation on their mission to follow-up “Nongkhai Model”

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September 29, 2021 – Faculty of Interdisciplinary Sciences, Khon Kaen University Nongkhai Campus welcomed the Government’s Commission for Science, Technology, Research and Innovation to the seminar on “Research and Development to Upgrade the Quality of Life of the Root Farmers” and to follow-up the implementation of the project to promote the occupational levels of farmers and increase their income by means of farming technologies, which include extracting matters and manufacturing of products under the big project called “Nongkhai Model.”

KKU promotes the Lesson Study and Open Approach in a seminar, a preparation for the next teacher generation

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Saturday September 25, 2021 – Khon Kaen University by the Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN (IRDTP) and Center for Research in Mathematics Education (CRME), joined the Association of Administrators of Schools promoted the Lesson Study and the Open Approach via an online and onsite seminar at IRDTP.

Online Training course – “ESPReL-Based Security for Postdoctoral Researchers”

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Research Administration Division has organized training courses “ESPReL-Based Security for Postdoctoral Researchers” is an online training program with Zoom.
It is organized to develop the skills of postdoctoral researchers to be able to create more in-depth knowledge. advanced scientific instruments Industry Safety Standards and Research Practice Skills To have knowledge and understanding of processes and procedures in various aspects of safety development. in the laboratory On a comprehensive and comprehensive basis, the assessment of risks that may occur in the laboratory waste disposal process To promote the production of quality work and create safety for researchers and can maintain environmental quality