Tuesday August 3, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. – Khon Kaen University, NR Instant Produce Public Company (NRF) and Golden Triangle Health Co. Ltd. (GTH) signed an MOU for joint research, planting and extracting hemps. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of KKU signed for Khon Kaen University, Khun Dan Pathomwanit, Chairman of NRF officers and Khun Julaphas Khruasophon, Founder of GTH signed for NRF and GTH, respectively. Executives of the two companies and mass media, totaling over 70 people, attended the ceremony that took place at Sarasin Room, Sirikunakorn Building, Khon Kaen University.
July 13, 2021 at 13:00 p.m. – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with 29 institutions and organizations on the principle of Thailand atmospheric research collaboration in order to found Thailand Consortium for Atmospheric Research, develop new infrastructures to support atmospheric research, collaboratively conduct research and build innovation related to atmospheric research, and carry out other related activities. The signing ceremony was done online.
May 11, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 13:30 p.m. – The Research Institute of Strategy and Coordination for Northeastern Development of Khon Kaen University held the 3rd Isan Cricket Conference under the subject, “WHAT’S NEXT FUTURE FOOD 2021”. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University presided over the opening session and conveyed the opening address. The Onsite Conference was attended by 40 participants at the Learning Center Room 1301, Khon Kaen University Library. The conference was also available online via Zoom as well as life broadcast via Facebook: Safe Crickets, KKU-TSRI, in which over 100 people joined.
The spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought problems to the country’s economy, with many people including newly graduates being unemployed. A lot of university students have been affected. Many unemployed people have to move back to their hometown. These, in turn, cause social problems. The national socio-economic restoring policy is thus emphasizing economic revival at the community level, through job building and occupational development so that the people can rely on themselves according to the sufficiency economy philosophy. The government is therefore seeking support from the over 80 public universities in all regions to act as the System Integrator that integrates socio-economic revival process systematically (Area Based System Integrator) at the sub-district level. This is carried out through utilization of existing bodies of knowledge, technologies and innovations and through coordination and cooperation with the provinces, local administrative organizations and other relevant organizations so that the integration of work will upgrade the sub-district socio-economic conditions, leading to clarified goal of poverty mitigation.
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.
November 11, 2020, Sarasin Room, Sirikunakorn Building, Khon Kaen University – Khon Kaen University held a signing ceremony of a Memorandum of Understanding with UOB Bank (Public Company) for academic collaboration on the Financial Management of Research and Academic Service, which is under the KKU Research Transformation policy. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University presided over the ceremony and signed for KKU. Mr. Andy, Chia Chu Kim, Vice Executive Manager of the Country Head of Wholesale Banking and Mrs. Kanyalika Busapawanit, Assistant Executive Manager of Commercial Banking represented UOB Bank. Prof. Dr. Monchai Duangchinda, Vice President for Research and Graduate Study; Asst. Prof. Tala Thammaroj, M.D., Vice President for Administration; Prof. Phewpan Maleewong, M.D., Assistant to the President for Research and Graduate Study; Ajarn Siraprapa Bamrungkit, Assistant to the President for Asset Management; administrators and personnel from Khon Kaen University and UOB attended the ceremony as witnesses.