Research at CMU


Research at CMU

Research at CMU

In line with our Vision, CMU continues to expand its national and international collaborative research activities. CMU’s research funds for 2008 were made up of US$ 6,382,926 from Internal fund and US$ 17,903,037 from external funding. In 2008 CMU registered 1 intellectual property rights, 43 papers/projects received awards for innovative research, and CMU research results were published in 1,147 national and international peer review journal.

Research Facilities
In addition to the discipline-specific research facilities to be found within individual faculties, we have established three interdisciplinary Research Institutes to develop CMU’s excellence in research and development in a variety of fields, primarily collaborative research projects between specific academic disciplines.

The Research Institute for Health Sciences (RIHES)
The RIHES was founded in 1967 as a research centre for anemia and childhood malnutrition, and at the behest of the Government the Institute rapidly broadened its research parameters to include all of the major health problems affecting the populations of northern Thailand and its neighbours, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Southern China and Myanmar. In collaboration with a number of foreign universities and international organization, the four principle themes of research on which the Institute currently focuses are: nutrition and diet-related diseases; reproductive health; infectious and tropical diseases (such as malaria, leprosy and HIV); and environmental health.

The Social Research Institute (SRI)
Established in 1981, the SRI conducts, supports and coordinates social science research in northern Thailand, provides training in social science research methodology, and serves as a centre for historical-cultural studies of Lanna (Northern Thai) society. In collaboration with national and regional NGOs, projects currently undertaken by the SRI include community-based approaches to natural resource management and HIV/AIDS prevention and care. The Institute has on-going collaborative agreements with a number of Thai and foreign universities and international organisations.

The Science and Technology Research Institute (IST)
Founded in 1987, the IST’s primary function is to provide an organizational structure, comprised of research centres and research units, to facilitate the initiation, coordination and support of multi-disciplinary science and technology research projects. The majority of its research projects involve science, engineering, agriculture and agro-industry. Researchers with common interests are coordinated into research units. Each unit has a three-year research plan. Once established, the units are then entitled to apply for support from IST. Research units with related activities are linked to form research centres. At present, the Institute has 11 research centres coordinating the activities of more than 150 principal researchers in 35 affiliated research units.

Research Centres of Excellence
• Cardiac Research and Training Centre
• Underground Water Services Centre
• Neutron Energy Research Centre
• Herbal Research Centre
• Dental Research Centre
• Silicate Technology Research Centre
• Biology Research Centre
• Nano Science Research Centre

International Joint Research Projects
Pursuant to our Vision, our ongoing drive to enhance both the quantity and quality of the joint research projects conducted at CMU means that we are continually seeking new international partners for collaborative research.

A Comparison of the Antiquaries Efficiency on Buccal Carries of Dentifrices Containing 1450 ppm F as Sodium Monofluorophosphate (SMFP) in a Dicalcium Phosphate Base with and without the Addition of 1.5% Arginine Using OLF (Faculty of Dentistry and University of Manchester, UK) ; August 2008 - April 2009
• Improvement of the Trivalent Chromium Plating (Faculty of Science and C.Uyemura & Co., Ltd., Japan); June 2008 – May 2013
The Thailand-EC Cooperation Facility Scheme (The ASEAN University Network, in close cooperation with its partners; namely the European Patent Office (EPO), University of Alicante, Chulalongkorn University, and Chiang Mai University); April 2008
Global Zinc Fertilizer (Faculty of Agriculture and Sabanci University, Turkey); May 2008 – April 2010
Mekong Hydro Investment: Improving and integrating energy and water resources development policy choices (Faculty of Social Science and the Blue Moon Fund Organization); May 2008
Studies on the Effectiveness of Avian Influenza Control and Preventive Measures in the Asian Partnership Countries (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and International Development Research Center (IDRC), Canada); July 2008 - December 2009
Developing Evidence – Based Nursing – Sensitive Indicators for Patients Hospitalized with a Diagnosis of Depression in Thailand (Faculty of Nursing and WHO); May 2008
Development of Guidelines on Management of Avian Influenza for Nurses (Faculty of Nursing and WHO); March 2008 - February 2009
Effectiveness of Community-based and Home-based for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Asia and Africa (Faculty of Nursing and WHO);June 2008 - December 2008
Study to Assess the Ability of a Novel Imaging System to Measure Changes in the Prevalence and Severity of Dental Fluorosis at Differing Levels of Fluoride in Drinking Water (Faculty of Dentistry and University of Manchester, UK); March 2008 - July 2008
• Integrated Supply Chain Management of Exotic Fruits from the ASEAN Region (Postharvest Technology Institute Chiang Mai University (PHTI) and European Community);January 2008 –December 2012
• Ensuing Health and HIV services for Doubly – Marginalized HIV – positive women in Chiang Mai, northern Thailand Prison and Detention Centers.( Northern Substance Abuse Center, Social Research Institute and Thai AIDS Treatment Action Group (TTAG)) : March – September 2009
• Privatwirtschaftsforderung CPI & SMEPDO. (Science and Technology Research Institute and GOPA Gesellschaft fur Organisation, GTZ) : March – August 2009
Coordinating Twining Partnerships towards More Adaptive Governance in River Basins. (Faculty of Social Sciences and European Commission Seventh Framework Programme.) : March 2009 – February 2010
• Mekong Hydro Investment : Improving & Integrating Energy and Water Resources Development Policy Choices. (Faculty of Social Sciences and Blue Moon Fund, Inc.) : July 2009 – January 2011
Improving Mekong Water Allocation : searching for success with scenarios, Environment flows, multi-stakeholder dialogues, and consensus-building negotiations. (Faculty of Social Sciences and Griffin natural resource management, Australia) : February 2009 – November 2010
• Regionalization of Development in the Mekong Region. (Faculty of Social Sciences and The Rockefeller Foundation.) : December 2009 – December 2011
Strengthening the Human Rights Protection of Ethnic Minorities and Indigenous Peoples in Southeast Asia. Social Research Institute and Southeast Asia Regional Cooperation for Human Development Project (SEARCH), by supporting of Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)) : 1 December 2008 – 31 March 2009
Decentralized Wastewater Management Using Constructed Wetland Technology (Between Faculty of Engineering and AIT); March 2009-2010
Facilitating Regional Power Trading and Environmentally Sustainable Development of Electricity Infrastructure in Greater Mekong Subregion (Between Faculty of Engineering and ADB); September 2009-March 2010
• Measuring Environmental Xenon Noble Gas Isotopes at Ultra Low Levels (Between Faculty of Science and CTBTO); January 2009
• Control of Tropical Infectious Diseases through Mass Genome Sequencing, (Agreement between Faculty of Medicine, CMU with Research Center for Zoonosis Control, Hokkaido University, Japan); December 2008-March 2011
• Recommendations on Immunization of Health Care Personnel (Between Faculty of Nursing and WHO); December 2008 – May 2009
Evaluation of Compliance with Patient Safety Guidelines among Surgical Patients in Thailand (Between Faculty of Nursing and WHO); January 2009 – June 2010
• Takemi Fellow in International Health for 2008-2009 (Between Faculty of Nursing and WHO); October 2008 – October 2009
Contract for Technical Trials of Curcuma Varieties (Faculty of Agriculture and Moerheim Roses & Trading BV, The Netherlands ) ; April 2009 – April 2011
• Natural Products in Skincare Cosmetics and Nutrition (Faculty of Medicine and Avon Products Inc.) ; January 2009 – December 2011

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