U2T of the Faculty of Agriculture, KKU holds a coaching workshop for entrepreneurs in developing community products

August 13, 2021 – Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University organized an online workshop via Google Meet on “Development of Business Plans for Community Products” under the University to Tambon or U2T Project for Ban Thaen Sub-district, Chonnabot District, Khon Kaen and Khok Snga Sub-district, Phon District, Khon Kaen. Participants included implementers of the Project and entrepreneurs in the area. This Project – Integrated Sub-district Socio-Economic Upgrading – is led by Asst. Prof. Arunee Promkhambut, Ph.D., of the Faculty of Agriculture. The workshop was principally run by Asst. Prof. Sukanda Nakhapaksin, Ph.D., with assistance from Khun Pirote Jullarat, CEO of Microbrain Co.Ltd., and Khun Jittiporn Jitphak, Producer of Agency Advertisement. The 35 participants were given suggestions on business plans that were based on the results of community information analysis and group meetings that provided information on outstanding products and people who wanted to develop their existing products or initiate new products. The entrepreneurs and project implementers had a chance to present their Business Model Canvas (BMC) and received suggestions from the experts who ran the workshop. The objectives of this workshop were to give knowledge in developing marketing communication, finding selling channels, and to promote identity creation for community products. ...

EGAT and KKU join in developing Engywall for commercial benefits

August 20, 2021 at 16:00 p.m. – Khon Kaen University held an MOU signing ceremony with the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand (EGAT) via Zoom Meeting. The collaboration is under the “Engywall Research and Development Project for Commercial Benefits”. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University represented and signed for KKU, while Dr. Jiraporn Sirikham, the Strategic Deputy Director of the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand represented and signed for EGAT. Both parties’ witnesses at the MOU signing were Prof. Thidarat Boonmars, Ph.D., Vice President for Innovation and Enterprise; Khun Venus Longsomboon, Assistant Director for Research, Innovation, and Business Development of EGAT and over 30 other administrators. ...

Department of Medical Services signs MOU with KKU for development of digital medical certificate issuance

August 19, 2021 at 14:00 p.m. – Khon Kaen University signed an MOU with the Department of Medical Services, for the development of digital medical certificate issuance. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University represented Khon Kaen University, while Dr. Somsak Akksilp, M.D., Director General of the Department of Medical Services represented the Department of Medical Services in the online MOU signing via ZOOM. Witnesses at this MOU signing ceremony comprised Asst. Prof. Denpong Soodphakdee, Ph.D., Vice President for Digital of KKU; Dr. Patarawin Attasara, M.D., Director of the Digital Medical Institute; Mr. Chaichana Weerasuchat, Director of the Ethical Protection Law and Discipline Group of the Department of Medical Services; and Dr. Thanapop Na Nakhonpanom, M.D., from the Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University.

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Bachelor of Engineering, KKU receives one of the 7 Fulbright USA Scholarships in Thailand

Ms.Kodchakorn Khemtonglang, an Engineering graduate, Khon Kaen University, is one of the 7 graduates in the country to receive a Fulbright Scholarship to study for a master degree in the United States, majoring in Bioengineering (Biomedical Engineering) for the academic year 2022 (from August 2022 – May 2024). ...

KKU doctors confirm, those receiving two shots of Sinovac should get a booster to help prevent Covid-19 crisis

Monday August 16, 2021 – Khon Kaen University met the press to release news about the research on immunity of those receiving Sinovac. KKU Medical Team led by Prof. Surasak Wongratanacheewin, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate School; Asst. Prof. Supranee Pantanawiboon, Ph.D., a lecturer of Department of Microbiology of the Faculty of Medicine, as the research team leader; Asst. Prof. Athibodee Meesing, M.D., a lecturer of the Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine; Ajarn Natsamol Tanakulrungsarit, Assistant to the President for Special Affairs joined at the press meeting, which took place at Sarasin Room, Sirikunakorn Building, Khon Kaen University. ...

Win-Win for all! Home Isolation user’s disclose the distant care from doctors, patients and community can be confident of the system

The situation of Covid-19 is severe these days, with rapidly increasing number of infected people. Khon Kaen University thus came up with the Home Isolation Management System to assist Srinagarind Hospital of the Faculty of Medicine, KKU, so that more patients can be accepted into the hospital’s system and more normal patients can receive their treatment as usual. After the start, a lot of Covid-19 patient cases could be discharged, demonstrating that the system is satisfactory. ...

KKU launches “Home Isolation” system, with hope hospitals all over the country will use in caring Covid-19 quarantined patients at their homes

During Covid-19 pandemic, which results in a staggering number of patients, hospitals’ patient treatment and care system has been overcrowded and can no longer bed a lot of patients. The country found it vital to design a new system to accommodate the patients by asking those with minor symptoms or the patients labeled ‘green’ to rest at home, or what is called ‘Home Isolation’. However, for the patient to rest at home safely while being able to efficiently contact the doctors at hospital, it is necessary for hospitals to have certain devices for the purpose. Khon Kaen University’s hospital therefore comes up with the ‘Home Isolation Management System’ that meets the Telemedicine standard of Thailand, with hope to successfully undergo the crisis. ...

KKU joins two giant private companies to develop world products from hemps, assist farmers and stimulate Thai economy

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. ...

KKU holds IP DAY 2021, a gathering of outstanding researchers and Industry that aims to discuss new research topics and create innovations for Thai industries

On July 30, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University presided, over the opening ceremony “Industry meets researchers project Join to find research problems and create innovations to promote the Thai industrial sector.” Organized by Innovation and Enterprise together with Research and Graduate Studies. With Prof. Thidarut Boonmars, Vice President for Innovation and Enterprise, report on the background of the project.  This event is organized online via Zoom Meeting and A lot of academics and interested people from the business sector joined the meeting. ...

The success of 2 outstanding prototype projects under U2T of KKU that win in the U2T Hackathon 2021 and prove KKU strength in community responsibilities

The national socio-economic restoration emphasizes the work at the community level by building jobs and occupations for self-reliance according to the principle of sufficiency economy. 60,000 new graduates and the public are employed to work in communities or sub-districts in one year. This project is called University to Tambon or U2T, carried out under 4 objectives: upgrading sub-district society by a university acting as a system Integrator, managing the community Big Data, employing the public, new graduates and students, and restoring community economy by solving the community problems. Khon Kaen University has joined the project under the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation by being the Upper Isan node, regulating and carrying out the work in 395 sub-districts of 15 provinces in a group of 9 universities. 16 faculties and departments of Khon Kaen University have joined to take responsibilities over 135 sub-districts. The length of the project is one year until December 2021. ...

IAD KKU organizes an online workshop “Conquering foreign research fund, NIH grants” to encourage and prepare KKU researchers gaining research scholarships from renowned research institutes abroad

On July 21, 2021, 09.45-12.40 hrs, the International Affairs Division (IAD), Khon Kaen University (KKU), together with the Research and Graduate Studies Affairs, arrange an online workshop under the topic “Awarding NIH international research grants” for academic staff and researchers, in order to be informed about and understand the terms and conditions of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), USA. Also, to be a forum for exchanging knowledge with experienced speakers who have already received research grants from this funding source. This event was honoured by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nawarat Wara-Aswapati Charoen, Vice President for International Affairs, who presided over the opening ceremony, along with Asst. Prof. Dr. Acharawan Topark-Ngarm, Assistant to the President for International Affairs who also attended the event. In this workshop, more than 67 faculty members, researchers, graduate students and interested parties participated through the Zoom online meeting. ...

KKU holds a conference on “Agriculture builds the nation, innovation builds occupations” aiming at upgrading farmers with technologies and innovations

July 8, 2021 – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University presided over the opening ceremony of the Conference: “Agriculture builds the nation, innovation builds occupations: Upgrading farmers with technologies and innovations.” The conference was organized by the Strategic Research and Coordination Institution for Northeast Development led by Assoc. Prof. Rangsan Niamsanit, Director of the Institute. The conference was organized via ZOOM and online platform, participated by academics, young smart farmers, leaders and representatives from governmental organizations, businessmen from the private sector, development workers, farmers and lecturers. At the conference, participants brainstormed ideas and knowledge in the use of technologies in farming. The event was also broadcast via Facebook page. There were 40 participants on site, and over 300 students, the public and representatives from organizations all over Isan participated via Zoom. ...

KKU President signs an MOU with Thailand Consortium for Atmospheric Research (TCAR)

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. ...

KKU President discusses hemp extraction with the private sector for developing certain products

July 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University; Prof. Monchai Duangchinda, Ph.D., Vice President for Research and Graduate Study; Prof. Phewphan Maleewong, Ph.D., M.D., Assistant to the President for Research and Graduate Study had a meeting with Khun Julaphas (Tom) Khrua-sopon to discuss research and academic collaboration related to hemp extraction in order to develop hemp products. The meeting took place at Kalphruek Room 4, 2nd Floor, Sirikunakorn Building, Khon Kaen University. ...

KKU President chairs the opening ceremony of the Competency and Skill Development Project for the “New Ajarns”

June 29, 2021 – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University presided over the opening ceremony of the Competency and Skill Development for the new lecturers of Khon Kaen University of the Fiscal Year 2021. Assoc. Prof. Kriengkrai Kitcharoen, Ph.D., Vice President for Human Resources made a reporting speech. There were 80 new lecturers joining this online event. ...

The Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy with the Center for Asia-Pacific Tourism (CAPTOUR) Leads an On-Site Team in Kalasin Province, May 2021

Throughout the month of May 2021, Khon Kaen University’s Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy with the Center for Asia-Pacific Tourism (CAPTOUR) brought a team to three subdistricts in Kalasin Province under KKU’s Project for Sustainable Development (University to Tambon, or U2T). The team partnered with lecturers to lead 8 training events in the province, aiming to train communities and improve knowledge related to language and tourism in the subdistricts of Na Chueak and Nong Tok Paen in Yang Talet District and the subdistrict of Pha Sawoei in Somdet District. ...

Handicraft for Elderly Enterprise Group” under the U2T Project

June 14, 2021 at 9:00-12:00 hours – Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University organized a workshop on “Contemporary Bamboo Handicraft for Elderly Enterprise Group” under the Integrated Socio-Economic Upgrading Project for Sub-districts (U2T Project) at Khua Riang Sub-district, Chumphae District, Khon Kaen. Asst. Prof. Mallika Srisuham and Dr. Pornthip Phontusaeng are in charge for the U2T Project in Khua Riang Sub-district with a working team. Mrs. Suphawadee Srisukhawat, District Chief Officer, chaired the opening ceremony, with Mr. Kampanat Thawongklang, Deputy District Chief Officer attending the opening session. The objective of the training was to upgrade the wickerwork and handicraft of the elderly enterprises group. The training also aimed at enabling the trainees to design interesting bamboo handicraft products with modern patterns and community identity. The trainer was Khun Noppamas Khot-ui, an expert in contemporary handicraft art and design. The training was held for 2 days, June 14-15, 2021. ...

KKU provides the Mini-Production House sets to all faculties to promote quick, simple and quality media production for online instruction

June 17, 2021 at the Learning Center, 3rd Floor, Building 1, KKU Library – The Digital Section of Khon Kaen University held a transferring ceremony of the Mini-Production House sets for producing teaching media for online instruction to all faculties. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University presided over the ceremony, while Asst. Prof. Denpong Soodphakdee, Ph.D., Vice President for Digital conveyed a reporting speech on the objectives of the event. Over 60 people attended including deans and lecturers from all faculties. ...

English Literacy Program

English Literacy Program

This program strives to increase knowledge of the English language, including English literacy skills, English communication skills, English in daily life, and community-based English communication skills (coordinated by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences). ...

Social Literacy (for fresh graduates and current students)

Society or human society is the coexistence of human beings characterized by many interrelationships such as occupation, age, sex, religion, status, residence, etc.

For a social system that includes living things other than humans, the term ecology may be used to refer to the relationship of living things to the environment.

Human society is formed by a group of people who have things in common in any area such as countries, provinces, and others, and they often have their own cultures or traditions, including their own language, recreational activities, and food in each society. ...

English Literacy Program for New Graduates

This program strives to develop English listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in line with the U2T Project for Sustainable Development, including: 1) Developing dignified livelihoods and creating new jobs (upgrading products by OTOP/other livelihoods); 2) Building and developing a Creative Economy (upgrading tourism); 3) Using knowledge to serve the community (Health Care/technology/etc.); and 4) Promoting environmentalism/the Circular Economy (increasing recurring income in the community). ...

KKU is one among ten Thai universities in the QS World University Rankings 2022

Khon Kaen University is ranked among 10 Thai universities under the “QS World University Rankings 2022” of England, which is an internationally accepted university ranking institution. In 2022, Khon Kaen University can enjoy the pride to be the 5th Thai universities in the list, stepping up from the past year! ...

KKU1 Low Uric Chicken – joins the driving force of the foundation economy in 3 southern border provinces. Aim for halal food

Ministry of Finance Find a way to support financial assistance measures for entrepreneurs in the 3 SRT (Soft Loan) in terms of investment in the local economy. By representatives of ACF and local operators A plan to drive a chicken farm has been presented. About raising KKU 1 chickens in Nong Chik District Pattani Province that will require funds to operate to create more capital turnover ...

Khon Kaen University President joins the meeting of the Smart City Operation Center Project

June 8, 2021 at 15:00 p.m. – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University had a meeting with Prof. Thidarat Boonmars, D.V.M., Ph.D., Vice President for Innovation and Enterprise; Asst. Prof. Denpong Soodphakdee, Ph.D., Vice President for Digital; Mr. Apichai Wongsriworaphon, Ph.D., Director of the Science Park Khon Kaen; Assoc. Prof. Wanida Kanarkard, Ph.D., a lecturer from the Department of Engineering Computer, Faculty of Engineering and Assoc. Prof. Rawee Hanpachoen, Ph.D., a lecturer from the Faculty of Architecture. The meeting was on the management of the Smart city Operation Center (SCOPC) under the Big Rock Project of Khon Kaen University, which took place at the President Meeting Room, 6th Floor, Sirikunakorn Building, Khon Kaen University. ...

Faculty of Education’s meeting on Strategic Planning, ‘Rethinking the Future of Education’

May 25, 2021 – Faculty of Education of Khon Kaen University held a meeting under the 2022 Strategic Planning Project of the Faculty. Participants included the administrators of the Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University Demonstration School, Chairmen of Curricular Administrative Committees, lecturers, and heads of different units. The meeting was organized online, with Assoc. Prof. Sumalee Chaicharoen, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty conveying the opening address. Among key attendants was Assoc. Prof. Isara Kanjak, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Strategies and Organization Development. ...

KKU organizes virtual training to share direct experiences and expertise in AI to over 3,000 interested individuals

Tuesday June 1, 2021 – the Education and Academic Service Section of Khon Kaen University launched the AI Experiential Learning Programs. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University; Mr. Surapon Petchvra, an Honorary Member of Khon Kaen University Council; Assoc. Prof. Maitree Inprasitha, Ph.D., Vice President for Education and Academic Service; and KKU administrators honored the opening ceremony at Smart Classroom, 4th Floor, Institute for Research and Development of Teaching Profession for ASEAN, Khon Kaen University. Over 3,000 people participated in the event online. ...

Students of KKU Demonstration School win the 4th Place Grand Award in Virtual Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair 2021 (Regeneron ISEF 2021)

Two projects of the Secondary-Level, Demonstration School (Mo Dindaeng) were selected by the Science Society of Thailand under the Royal Patronage and the National Science Museum (NSM) as Thailand representatives to enter the Virtual Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair 2021 (Regeneron ISEF 2021), hosted by the Society for Science, United States on May 3-6, 2021 and May 16-21, 2021, among 64 countries worldwide. There were 1,833 finalist students and 1,472 projects in 21 fields. ...

KKU joins a leading institution in China to open the High Speed Train Program for the job market

May 25, 2021 – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University; Assoc. Prof. Nawarat Wara-Aswapati Charoen, Ph.D., Vice President for International Affairs; Asst. Prof. Acharawan Topark-Ngarm, Assistant to the President for International Affairs; Assoc. Prof. Ratchaphon Suntivarakorn, Ph.D., Dean of Faculty of Engineering; and lecturers from the Faculty of Engineering held an online meeting with Consul General of the People’s Republic of China to Khon Kaen Province through VDO Conference. The meeting discussed the development of the undergraduate High Speed Train Program, which is under the collaboration between Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) and Khon Kaen University.

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Faculty of Education, KKU and the Office of the Secretary of the Education Council launches the learning experiment project for the 21st Century, with 25 schools in 5 provinces all over the country joining

The Learning Experiment Project for the 21st Century is under the collaboration of the Office of the Secretary of the Education Council and Faculty of Education, Khon Kaen University, Office of Basic Education Commission and Department of Local Government Promotion. The objective is to develop innovative competency of learners. The project’s first meeting was held on May 13, 2021 through the online system, with Dr. Amnat Wichayanuwat, General Secretary of the Education Council presiding over the meeting. In his opening speech, Dr. Amnat assigned the policy to be implemented. Among attendants was Dr. Usanee Thanosawan, Vice General Secretary of the Education Council. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University welcomed the delegation and the school teachers and administrators who are joining the project. Mr. Samnao Nuathong, Director of the Office of Education Standards and Learning Development conveyed the reporting speech. Assoc. Prof. Sumalee Chaicharoen, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty of Education, as the research project and the team leader presented the plans for the Learning Experiment Project for the 21st Century. There are 5 experimental sites covering 25 schools in Khon Kaen, Sakonnakhon, Lampang, Chonburi and Nakhon Srithammarat.

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KKU President chairs the meeting of AI in Healthcare Project, Khon Kaen University

May 18, 2021 at Conference Room, 6th Floor, Office of the President – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University presided over the meeting of the AI in Healthcare Committee, attended by the appointed members and relevant personnel. The meeting was also online through Zoom Video Conferencing, which was attended by the members from different faculties.
The meeting began at 15:00 hours. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, as the chairman of AI in Healthcare Committee, told the members that for driving the project forward, the committee has regularly met including the AI in Healthcare Clubhouse meeting at Bayasita Hotel. The agenda today would be conclusion of the past activities and planning for the next steps. ...

KKU Engineering students give the “Smart Safety” system to KKU, for safety of KKU folks

May 14, 2021 at the Meeting Room on the 6th Floor of the Office of the President, Sirikunakorn Building – Asst. Prof. Sompong Sitthiprom, Ph.D., Assistant to the President for Security and Mr. Kasem Phuthamma, Director of the Security Division led Mr. Thanawat Songkhao and Mr. Phurin Chanbai, two computer engineering students of the Faculty of Engineering, Khon Kaen University and Assoc. Prof. Wanida Kaen-akat, Ph.D., a lecturer of the Computer Engineering Department of Faculty of Engineering to meet Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University in order to give the “Smart Safety” system to Khon Kaen University for the protection of the campus and safety of the personnel, students and those visiting the university. ...

Faculty of Engineering overjoyed for being ranked the 2nd of the country by SCImago Institutions Ranking 2021!

Faculty of Engineering, KKU, marks an outstanding record for being ranked the 2nd of the country in Engineering by SCImago Institutions Ranking 2021.

The SCImago Institutions Ranking (SIR) in 2021 ranks Faculty of Engineering of Khon Kaen University the second of Thailand in the field of Engineering, which comprises 15 institutions as follows:

Chulalongkorn University

Khon Kaen University

National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA)

King Mongkul University of Technology Thonburi

National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC)

Naresuan University

University of Phayao

King Mongkul University of Technology North Bangkok

Prince of Songkhla University

Kasetsat University

Mahidol University

King Mongkul University of Technology Lad Krabang

Suranaree University of Technology

National Nano-Technology

Chiangmai University and National Metal and Materials Technology Center ...

KKU, in collaboration with renowned lecturers from world-class university, organized the “KKU-MEEI-MGH Virtual Head and Neck Tumor Board Conference”

On May 13, 2021, Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, President of Khon Kaen University (KKU) together with Assoc. Prof. Nawarat Wara-aswapati Charoen, Vice President for International Affairs, Asst. Prof. Acharawan Topark-Ngarm, Assistant to the President for International Affairs, and representatives from the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Dentistry, participated in the virtual conference entitled “KKU-MEEI-MGH Virtual Head and Neck Tumor Board” ...

Executive team receive vaccination against Covid-19 in order to build confidence and get ready to carry out the plan of the Covid-19 Vaccination Steering Committee of Khon Kaen University

May 13, 2021 at 15:00 p.m. – The administrative team of KKU: Assoc. Prof. Kriengkrai Kitcharoen, Ph.D., Vice President for Human Resources; Asst. Prof. Arwut Yimtae, Vice President for Infrastructure and Environment; Asst. Prof. Denpong Soodphakdee, Ph.D., Vice President for … Continued ...

KKU President chairs the meeting of the Steering Committee for Covid-19 Vaccination of Khon Kaen University

May 13, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University presided over the first meeting of 2021 of the Steering Committee for Covid-19 Vaccination of Khon Kaen University at Sirikunakorn Room 5, 6th Floor, Sirikunakorn Building. The committee members comprise Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Human Resources, Vice President for Student Development and Alumni Relation, Vice President for Infrastructure, Vice President for Digital, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Director of Srinagarind Hospital, Assistant to the President for Human Resources, Assistant to the President for Student Development and Alumni Relation, Assistant to the President for Security, Assistant to the President for Special Affairs, Head of the Social Medicine Unit of Srinagarind Hospital, and Director of the Office of the President who acted as the Secretary of the meeting, which was also available online via the video conferencing. ...

KKU gives 3 Positive-Pressure TOT-KKU SWAP Test Boxes to the Medical Science Department

May 11, 2021 at Building 2 of KKU Library – Khon Kaen University led by Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of the University gave 3 Positive-Pressure TOT-KKU SWAP Test Boxes to representative of the Department of Medical Science: Mr. Wichai Prasatthong, Director of the 7th Medical Science Center Khon Kaen. Mrs. Wajana Changthong, a Senior Professional Associated Medical Officer. Among witnesses were Prof. Thidarat Boonmars, Ph.D., Vice President for Innovation and Enterprise of Khon Kaen University; Asst. Prof. Natthapat Ananteerakul, Assistant to the President for Education and Academic Services; Mr. Peerawat Ratanapongpian, Sales and Customer Service Manager, Northeast Region 1, National Telecom Public Company Limited; and Mr. Chalor Prasongdee, Khon Kaen Telephone, National Telecom Public Company Limited. ...

KKU holds the 3rd Isan Cricket Conference, emphasizing foreign marketing for export and sustainable farmer’s incomes

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. ...

KKU launches “Time Line Map” showing places Covid patients have been to, to assist doctors in linking cases, and is ready for extending the use in other places in the country

April 29, 2021 – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University with Asst. Prof. Denpong Soodphakdee, Ph.D., Vice President for Digital released the news to the news reporters from Khon Kaen News Center on “Time Line Map of Khon Kaen Covid-19 Patients”. The Time Line Map developing team is composed of: 1) Assoc. Prof. Rawee Hanpachoen, a researcher of KKU Smart City Project; 2) Prof. Wanida Kaen-akat, a researcher of KKU Smart City Project; 3) Dr. Apirachai Wongsriworaphon, Director of the Science Park, Khon Kaen University and the team; who joined in explaining the details to the news reporters. The event took place at the President Meeting Room, Sirikunakorn Building, Khon Kaen University. ...

Mekong Health Science Research Institute Khon Kaen University licensed to produce quick test kit for the detection of antibodies specific to human parasites with immunochromatographic techniques Sold both domestically and internationally. from the Food and Drug Administration

Mekong Health Science Research Institute Khon Kaen University
licensed to produce quick test kit for the detection of antibodies
specific to human parasites with immunochromatographic techniques  Sold both domestically and internationally.
from the Food and Drug Administration ...

Private Sector joins KKU in assisting the people, by donating face masks to be used in patient caring at the KKU Field Hospital

April 19, 2021 at Sirikunakorn Building, Office of the President – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University; with Prof. Dr. Monchai Duangchinda, Vice President for Research and Graduate Study; Asst. Prof. Arwut Yimtae, Vice President for Infrastructure and Environment; Ajarn Natsamol Tankulrungsarit, Assistant to the President for Special Affairs; joined in receiving 20,000 pieces of Miss Lily disposable face masks from Miss Lily MD Supplies, Co. Ltd., by the Founder & CEO of the Company, Khun Rewat Jindaphon. The masks are to be used in the Field Hospital of Khon Kaen University for patients caring. ...

KKU holds a forum on “Dreaming together for Thai hemp development”

Saturday April 3, 2021 at 8:30 a.m., – Cannabis Research Institute of Khon Kaen University with the Research and Graduate Study and Research Administration Division organized an academic forum on, “Dreaming together for Thai hemp development”. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University presided over the opening ceremony and Prof. Dr. Monchai Duangchinda, Vice President for Research and Graduate Study made a reporting speech. Over 60 people attended including KKU administrators, interested individuals from many organizations and institutes, and enterprise groups. The opening ceremony took place at the hemp plantation, Vegetable Unit, Faculty of Agriculture. The forum itself was held at Sirikunakorn 3, Sirikunakorn Building, Office of the President, Khon Kaen University, with 10 exhibition booths presenting hemp products.

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KKU and MHESI sign an MOU to drive the project “Change retirement into power”

The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) by the National Research Agency (NRCT) announced the policy driving guidelines for the Quick Wins strategy, the “Change Retirement to Power” project, and signed a cooperation of 9 agencies to demonstrate Intention to drive the project ...

KKU steps forward with U2T Project, responding to the Government’s policy to upgrade Isan people’s quality of life

March 8, 2021 at 13:30 p.m. – Khon Kaen University held an opening ceremony of the Integrated Socio-economic Upgrading of Sub-districts Project (U2T) and a learning and sharing meeting on socio-economic upgrading at the sub-district level. Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University conveyed an opening address, while Prof. Dr. Thidarat Boonmars, Vice President for Innovation and Enterprise made a reporting speech. The ceremony was honored by Dr. Somsak Jungtrakoon, Khon Kaen Governor, who made a speech to support the project. Among those attending included members of KKU University Council, vice presidents, deans, lecturers and project officers, totaling over 100 people. The opening ceremony took place at Sirikunakorn Room 3, 2nd Floor, Sirikunakorn Building, Khon Kaen University. ...

Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institution is seeking approaches for the Nongkungsri Model with an aim to solve the liver fluke and cholangiocarcinoma problems

March 4, 2021, at the Conference Room of Nongkungsri District Public Health Office – the Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institute, Khon Kaen University, led by Prof. Dr. Narong Khanteekaew, M.D., Director of the Institute and his team joined the meeting to determine the approaches for eradicating liver fluke and cholangiocarcinoma at Nongkungsri District, Kalasin. Mr. Somdee Khottasaeng, Public Health Officer of Nongkungsri District presided over the meeting.
The meeting agendum included the finding of approaches for participatory and integrated implementation to solve the problems of liver fluke disease and cholangiocarcinoma in Nongkungsri District. This Nongkungsri Model is a collaboration between KKU and the Quality of Life Development Committee of the District. Over 20 people attended the meeting. The common goals were to reduce the number of patients with liver fluke disease and screen the patients with the diseases so that they receive treatment as soon as possible. The project will be in operation in the area for 3 years. ...

Faculty of Economics stepping ahead with the U2T Project, from University to Sub-district, with an aim to strengthen the country’s taproots

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. ...

KKU joins NSTDA in responding to BCG policy that aims at solving foundation problems and upgrading Thai people’s quality of life

In the industrial circles of agriculture, medicine, tourism and the economic system, the term “BCG Economy” needs to be more recognized, since the Thai government is applying this model to develop the root economy and to promote its growth. A target is set for Thailand’s GDP to increase to 4.3 billion baht within 5 years. The important thing is that the environment must be flawless and that the sustainable development goals (SDG) of the United Nation must be attained in our country. BCG Economy has thus been raised as a model that will solve the root economy through the continuity of the former model the Government has been attempting to expedite. However, this must correlate to the sufficiency economy philosophy. ...

Opened KKU Marguerite field, the KKU Smart Flower Farm Project is a beautiful flower bouquet, waiting for you to check in!

Friday, December 19, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. at the Margaret flower plot South of the Agricultural Technology Park Khon Kaen University Assoc. Prof. Chanchai Panthongwiriyakul President of Khon Kaen University, Presided over the opening ceremony of the margaret flower plot, together with Dr. Ae Jit Phanthongwiriyakul, his wife, by Prof. Dr. Monchai Duangchinda, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. Is a welcome speaker and Mr. Narawit Square, 2nd year student in the field of Innovative Agriculture Faculty of Agriculture Along with the administrators of Khon Kaen University, staff, students and interested people visiting the Margaret flower field at the southern area of ​​the Agricultural Technology Park. Khon Kaen University heavily ...

KKU Council and the Administrative Committee emphasize the social role of the institution during the COVID-19 crisis

The KKU Council Chairman emphasizes Health Tech in analysis and research that creates projects to assist people, private and government sectors. The health of the people must come first. At the same time, KKU President emphasizes Telehealth or the use of information technology in medicine to be carried out through the telecommunication system in order to follow-up and carry out health care and treatment from home. An honorary KKU Council member emphasizes the creation of the country’s root from the One Tambon One University Project or From University to Sub-districts. The Vice Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation reveals the employment possibilities for 20 new graduates and local people in each of the over 3,000 sub-districts all over the country. The main aim is the reduce poverty. All are confident to pass this crisis together.

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Bureau of Academic Service, KKU discusses collaboration under the ‘One Tambon One University’ Project with Kud Khao Sub-district, Manja Khiri District

January 29, 2021 – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maitree Inprasitha, KKU Vice President for Education and Academic Service and Asst. Prof. Natthaphat Ananteerakul, Assistant to the President for Education and Academic Service led staff members from the Bureau of Academic Service, who were responsible for the area to discuss the implementation approaches and analyze needs of the ‘One Tambon One University’ Project with the administrators of Kud Khao Sub-district Administrative Organization, Manja Khiri District, Khon Kaen ...

KKU Smart City Operation Center is adopting the 3-dimension high-resolution Digital Twin map, one of the smart administrative systems in assisting the police when facing a bad incident

During the recent years, the tendency to face threatening and complex incidents in Thailand has increased. This involves problems of cross-national crimes, marine security, newly-emerging diseases, etc. The organization dealing with security as the main institution responsible for solving security related problems must revise and update the plans to respond to the Government’s economic policy or Thailand 4.0. In Khon Kaen, there is the Smart City Project approved in 2016, which is aimed at developing Khon Kaen into a smart city based on the international standard in 2 aspects: Smart Mobility, Smart People, Smart Economy, Smart Environment, Smart Governance, and Smart Living. ...

Success of KKU Science Park from its work, “Maker Greenovation Platform”, winning one out of the ten best works of the world at the IASP

It is a great pride of Khon Kaen University and Thai people that the work from KKU Science Park, “the Maker Greenovation Platform”, is enlisted among the best ten works out of over 200 works all over the world. The Inspiring Solutions Programme was held at the 37th Virtual IASP World Conference 2020 in Spain, hosted by the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation (IASP) on December 1-3, 2020. There were over 350 participating organization members from 76 countries.

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KKU grows “Hemp” for research, evaluation, and development of cultivars for medicine and industrial purposes

January 12, 2021 at 16:00 p.m., – Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University presided over the “planting hemps” ceremony at the Vegetation Unit, Horticulture Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University. The ceremony was organized by the Cannabis Research Institute, with Prof. Dr. Monchai Duangchinda, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies giving a report of the background. Prof. Dr. Phewphan Maleewong, Assistant to the President for Research and Graduate Studies; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Darunee Chotisayangkoon, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture; Asst. Prof. Dr. Chanon Lapjit, Head of the Cannabis Research Project for Medicine and Industry of the Cannabis Resaerch Institute welcomed the group of KKU administrators, deans, the 4th Regional Director of the Narcotics Prevention and Suppression Office ; Khon Kaen Public Health Chief Officer; researchers, staff, the press, and a lot of guests joined the ceremony.

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Faculty of Agriculture, KKU, creates a new learning space of flowers and tourism, meeting the “Great Place to Live” policy with an aim to have flowers for visitors to see all year round

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. ...

KKU gives bullet-proof plates made from cocoon to police for real use – users are confident of the efficiency and appreciate KKU’s research for the social

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. ...

KKU President sets instruction and student activity policy under COVID-19 situation

Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthingviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University sets policy and guidelines related to instruction and student activities to student representatives under COVID-19 ...

KKU administrators discuss collaboration with Mitsubishi Company (Thailand) Ltd. to develop technological and innovative collaboration

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. ...

Thailand A.I. University Consortium is expediting AI technologies for the country growth

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. ...

KKU promotes clean energy from alga mass or “hythane”, a new environmental friendly energy source

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. ...

KKU discusses with Khon Kaen Province on the plan to strengthen cricket farmers and help them build sustainable incomes

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. ...

KKU holds an AI for Healthcare Workshop in the Post COVID-19 era, Phase 2, to strengthen medical works by means of artificial intelligence and to step forwards towards medical excellence

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. ...

KKU takes steps in continuously organizing education quality improvement activities for sustainable development under SDGs mission

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. ...

QSHC – Getting prepared for Covid-19

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. ...

Thai Association of Dental Implantology joins KKU Dentistry to hold a conference that will promote Thailand as an Asian Implant Center

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November 23, 2020 at 8:30 a.m. at Pulman Raja Orchid Hotel, Khon Kaen – Faculty of Dentistry of Khon Kaen University and the Thai Association of Dental Implantology host a 2020 conference on “Upskill for Implant Success”. Assoc. Prof. Somchai Setsirisombat, D.D.S., President of the Thai Association of Dental Implantology gave a reporting speech, while Asst. Prof. Teekayu Palangkoon Jorns, D.D.S., Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Study and Foreign Relation of Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University, presided over the opening ceremony. Over 360 dentists all over Thailand joined.

The conference, “Upskill for Implant Success” was aimed at developing and promoting dental implant knowledge among the association members and dentists as well as to respond to the country’s policy for Thailand to be the center for dental implant in ASEAN.

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KKU joins the Canada-Thailand Economic Cooperation Foundation and Brain Cloud Company to develop a program that responds to the present-day need and incorporates necessary future skills

Monday November 9, 2020 at the house of the Canadian Ambassador to Thailand in Bangkok – An MOU signing ceremony was held for academic collaboration for developing English language competency for students and educators between Khon Kaen University, the Canada-Thailand … Continued ...

KKU and a Japanese Industrial Company holds a seminar to share their successful experience in environmental problem solution

The “University-Industry Collaboration Seminar; KKU and CRME, Thailand with TOYO System and MCIJ, Japan” was aimed at raising awareness among student participants in the environmental problems in Thailand and public benefits, enabling participants to develop innovation, inspiring them in educational participation, and corporate social responsibility, by listening to the operations of the world-class industrial company. ...

KKU signs MOU with UOB to develop an efficient disbursement system for research work, ready to step forward for KKU Research Transformation

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. ...

The first blooming of cannabis at KKU cut for research on its use as present-day medicine

November 4, 2020, at 15:00 p.m. at the Vegetable Unit of Horticulture Department of Faculty of Agriculture – The Cannabis Research Institute of Khon Kaen University held the first blooming cutting event with Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, University Council Chairman presiding over the ceremony. Prof. Dr. Monchai Duangchinda, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies gave a report speech on the background of cannabis cultivation. Khun Worathat Thuleechan, Vice Governor of Khon Kaen; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Darunee Chotithayangkoon, Dean of Faculty of Agriculture; Asst. Prof. Dr. Chanon Lapjit, Head of the Cannabis Research project for benefits in medicine and related industries under the Cannabis Research Institute of Khon Kaen University; Director of Drug Prevention and Suppression Office, Area 4, Permanent Secretary of Khon Kaen Province, Khon Kaen Public Health Officer; KKU administrators, researchers, staff, and the press attended ...

KKU Setting Up Disability Support Service Center for Students

KKU concern the inequality of students in several dimension. Therefore, benefit and supports are released. Parents, Organization, and Students who need assistance or want to know the details can talk to disability service center at Student Union. ...

KKU joins village sages to train the youths in radio drama production to raise incomes and open a digital drama listening audience

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Niyom Wongpongkham, Vice President for Art, Culture and Creative Economy said that Khon Kaen University is prepared to support the roots of all kinds of Isan arts and cultures such as can be seen in khaen dancing contest, Mo Din Daeng Folk music, stage drama, single khaen contest, short-film contest in the Khaen Movies Festival, Thai music contest, Mo Lam Klon club, Isan Heritage Award. “Create Work, Create Job, Create Incomes from Voice Drama” is the new one among those, which answer the mission of KKU: creative economy. The workshop will help support Isan culture that appears in voice drama until it can be produced to raise incomes and remains sustainably into the future. ...

Faculty of Dentistry follows the Late Royal Grandmother’s intention through a community dental care service by a team of professors, staff and students on the occasion of the Royal Grandmother’s birth date

October 21, 2020, 10:00 a.m. at Dental Hospital, Faculty of Dentistry, Khon Kaen University – An opening ceremony was held for the community dental care service and exhibition of the Royal Grandmother and dental care and dental innovation on the occasion of the National Dental Health Day. Assoc. Prof. Waranuch Pitipat, D.D.S., Dean of Faculty of Dentistry of Khon Kaen University presided over the ceremony, while Assoc. Prof. Anoma Ratanajaroentham, D.D.S., Associate Dean for Administration gave a reporting speech. The Faculty’s administrators, dentists, students and staff members joined. ...

KKU folks join in KKU Kathin Merit Making of 2020

Assoc. Prof. Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, M.D., President of Khon Kaen University related about the art and culture policy of Khon Kaen University. “Khon Kaen University is a principle university of the Northeast. The art and cultural mission is from the policy we have always had. The Vice President Art, Culture, and Creative Economy is in charge of this. The mission includes all activities related to art, culture, traditions, religions. For example, Loi Krathing, Songkran, etc., are held every year and lately have been the regional festivals. This year, because of Covid, the activities can not be held as usual. When the pandemic becomes contained, KKU will continue to organize the traditional events and plans to do this at an international level.”

Kathin Merit Making is held once a year. It is done within one month after the Buddhist Lent ends, or from the 1st waning moon of the eleventh month to the 15th waxing moon of the 12th month. Kathin is a tradition merit making that Khon Kaen University people all join for good deeds and virtue for the future and to succeed the religion and tradition. ...

Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN organizes workshop for teachers to reduce gaps and promote equality in Thai education

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maitree Inprasitha, Vice President for Education and Academic Service of Khon Kaen University said that in April this year, Khon Kaen University was ranked the first in Thailand, making two consecutive years in the top rank, as the university with the greatest impact on humanities according to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. KKU scored highest in promotion of quality, equality and life-long education as well as in promotion of good health among all ages of citizens, reduction of income gaps both in the outside the country, and integration of work with all sectors in the world for sustainable development.

“Therefore, this workshop aims at continuously upgrading education quality and at giving importance to promotion of quality education and promoting integration of work with all sectors in the world for sustainable development according to SDGs. In addition, the activities in the workshop will enable all participants to acquire basic knowledge in the Lesson Study and Open Approach, which are the key innovations of the institute. The participants will be able to observe the classroom where these innovations are being applied, see how the classroom builds the 21st Century skills for the students, and see what school principals and teachers should do to have such classroom, what plans and implementation should be taken,” the Vice President for Education and Academic Service said. ...

Khon Kaen is launching Ban Saen Tor, the first GAP cricket village in Thailand and is ready to proceed with work in developing Khon Kaen as a city of crickets, our future food.

Mr. Sattha Kochapalayuk, Khon Kaen Vice Governor explained that crickets are one out of the 6 cash animals promoted by Khon Kaen Province. Ban Saen Tor has been selected as the cricket farming model for study visits. Budget will be sought for developing Ban Saen Tor as a cricket product outlet of the province. The village is now one of the targeted villages under the Northeast Cricket Farmers Project that aims at progressing toward safe and standard manufacturing. The project is headed by Assoc. Prof. Rangsan Niamsanit and is under Khon Kaen University’s Strategic Research and Coordination Institute for Northeast Development. The project is granted supporting budget by the Agricultural Section of the Office of Science, Research and Innovation Promotion and the National Research Council to enhance cricket farmers’ capabilities in producing safe and standard crickets. There are also clusters of entrepreneurs who will receive more incomes from cricket farming. ...

Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institute runs a workshop for the leading volunteers, Mr. & Mrs. OV-CCA – Kosumpisai Model

August 28, 2020 at Khampa Room, Kosumpisai Hospital, Maha Sarakham – Cholangiocarcinoma Research Institute, Khon Kaen University led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wacharin Loilom, a committee member and secretary of the institute and the working team ran a workshop on “Workshop for the leading volunteers, Mr. & Mrs. OV-CCA under the Prototype District to Solve Problems in Liver Fluke Disease and Cholangiocarcinoma – Kosumpisai Model”. The chairperson of the Kosumpisai District Quality of Life Development Committee presided over the opening ceremony. 89 participants joined, who are from women groups in Phaeng Sub-district, village volunteers of Hua Khwang, Kaengkae, and Nonglek Sub-districts and hospitals in Kosumpisai Districts.

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