Khon Kaen University honors outstanding researchers and honors Sarasin. Supporting world-class leading research

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On Friday, September 22, 2023, Khon Kaen University Organized a ceremony to award Sarasin Outstanding Researchers and Honorary Persons for the year 2022, with Prof. Monchai Duangjinda, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, giving a report. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University, gave opening remarks at This has award-winning researchers. Along with family and executives, more than 200 people participated in the activity at Convention Room 2, Avani Khon Kaen Hotel & Convention Center.

Prof. Monchai Duangjinda, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, said that the Research and Graduate Studies Division An award ceremony has been scheduled for researchers whose work has been evident and has created a reputation for Khon Kaen University. To be a good example for the next generation of researchers, 2022 marks the 11th year of awarding the award. I am very pleased that this year 5 researchers are receiving the Sarasin Award, which is the most than in the past several years. It covers the entire health science group. Science and Technology Group and Humanities and Social Sciences Group There were also 9 outstanding researchers at the diamond level, 7 outstanding researchers at the gold medal level, and 18 outstanding researchers at the silver medal level, for a total of 39 recipients of awards.

Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University, said that Khon Kaen University is pleased and honored to have the opportunity to organize the 2022 Sarasin Outstanding Researcher Award and Honorary Ceremony at this time of year. Very special because the year 2024 is coming. Khon Kaen University will be 60 years old. Research results are another thing that helps confirm the strength and continuous development from generation to generation.

“Our university is now in the world’s leading research group (Global & Frontier Research). Its important mission is to generate research results and put them to good use. Whether it is technology transfer To develop and create new products. All of these things make Khon Kaen University continue to progress. Thank you to everyone who is dedicated to creating work for the university. In addition, we would like to thank all the researchers’ families for giving us the opportunity and support. Because doing research requires sacrifice. Sometimes you have to come home late at night. If the family doesn’t support it, there won’t be many good research results like this.”

Prof. Kulthida Tuamsuk, Ph.D., Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, one of the recipients of this year’s Sarasin Honorary Award, revealed that she is a researcher who studies digital humanities or Digital humanities, which brings knowledge from the humanities that is a cultural heritage. Manage using digital means This idea made him the first researcher in Thailand and Southeast Asia to succeed.

“I am very happy to receive the Sarasin Honor Award this year. As for the research work that we are very proud of, it is KKU Smart Learning research. It is another brand of Khon Kaen University that is well-known in the academic and educational arena. What would you like to say to the new generation of researchers? To create successful work, one must know three things. First, knowledge means knowing or being interested in the country’s problems. Interested in academic progress and important world issues that we can be involved in Studying and solving problems. The next thing, knowing us, is knowing yourself in what areas you have potential. and must build expertise in that area We must be committed to the research questions we study. The final point is shared knowledge, which means working with others and having a network of researchers. That we cooperate and let them help us. in dealing with problems that we don’t understand and, in the end, we must strive to have clear goals.”

For the Outstanding Researcher Award and Sarasin Honorary Researcher, It is a prestigious award at Khon Kaen University. Held every year, this year is the 11th year to support policies and strategies for becoming a research university. To develop academic and social progress and promote new knowledge and science by using research as a tool for developing the management of the university’s mission. As well as providing morale and encouragement to personnel who are committed, and dedicated and create outstanding research results. and is beneficial to academic circles and society

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