Khon Kaen University; Research Center of Excellence
Khon Kaen University (KKU)’s vision to become a leading world –class university is in line with the mission that KKU has been assigned to be the "Center of knowledge” based on the wisdom of local communities and society, together with the commitment as a university of academic excellence.
Several working agencies have been established in all fields to establish mission goals for research and technology transfer in line with the goal to develop the university as a research center of academic excellence.
These agencies include the Office of Research Management, the Office of Royally-initiated Projects and a total of 25 research centers of excellence and research specialist groups, 20 research centers and groups supporting and promoting research to university staff and personnel which are also provided with research funds from KKU’s 40th year anniversary establishment of its Research Fund, and other funding sources. These research centers aim to help support and promote the research work of university personnel and staff.
Additionally, KKU has established more research working bodies to collaborate with organizations outside the university, both public and private organizations. At present, the University has partnerships with more than 160 national and international research organizations from 25 countries. There are also exchange programs for KKU students, personnel, provided with full equipment, knowledge, labs and other kinds of bodies of knowledge.
Outstanding research work of KKU:
• Medicine, Public Health and Tropical Medicine// Tropical Disease Research Laboratory (TDR)
• Agriculture and tropical farming systems (animal science, plant science).
• Bio-diversity in the Mekong River basin
• Arts, Culture and society in the Greater Mekong sub-region (GMS).
• Business, economic and tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS)
Direction to move research work of KKU forward
KKU has set the direction for outstanding research work that is clear and interesting research to develop new bodies of knowledge and then apply. This research is very significant for the university areas and expertise as the researchers develop new systems created from new research for intermediate to senior researchers and also with further development of support mechanism system.
These support agencies include Research tools and equipment, the Center for Animal Laboratory /Animal Research for the Northeast, the Office of Ethics in Human Research, .the Office of Intellectual Property Management, and the support work of research publication
From the implementation and strategy of research dedicated to the work studies of researchers for a period of more than four decades has resulted in evident research work done by the KKU among both the national and international levels. Several research subjects have been utilized for issues such as Academic, intellectual property and community development.
These applications are also divided into three levels of development in rural areas; development at provincial, regional level and industrial development. It is important to note that the country’s development plan is necessary and needs the bodies of knowledge on technology.
KKU was appointed as the National University of Research in 2010, and then one of the missions to build up research and applications for the benefit of society.
KKU has set up the direction of research work to be outstanding and creative as a world leading research center in outstanding research work of KKU:
KKU is regarded as a national university of research projects which aim to present all 6 clusters of research proposals including
Research Centre of Science & Technology Units
Working agencies that help support research: