In addition to the discipline-specific research facilities to be found within individual faculties, we have established three interdisciplinary Research Institutes to develop CMUs excellence in research and development in a variety of fields, primarily collaborative research projects between specific academic disciplines.
1. 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 neighbors, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Southern China and Myanmar.
Website : http://www.rihes.cmu.ac.th/
2. 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.
Website : http://www.sri.cmu.ac.th/
3. The Science and Technology Research Institute (IST)
Founded in 1987, the ISTs primary function is to provide an organizational structure, comprised of research centers 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.
Website : http://www.cmu.ac.th/en/enorganize_info.php?orgid=42