Policy and operation
Khon Kaen University, KKU, involved in driving many government policies which aligned with our vision and values of the organization, social devotion, especially in education, medicine and public health and reducing inequality. The outstanding projects are “I-san people free from cholangiocarcinoma”, “Reduce poverty project”. We provide the budget to drive the project, follow up on the results, and report project progression. The following are example of ongoing projects.
Major work outcomes of Khon Kaen University
- The United Nation Day
The Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN went to the Meechai Patana School, at Lum Pai Mas, Buriram to join in the United Nation Day week Event. This is an action that fit the development goals of KKU, that follow the SDGs of the United Nation. There have been good collaboration between KKU and the Mechai Patana School in their operations. For examples: the school is used as a training school for Teaching Practice in Mathematics Education of KKU students, or being a training camp for school children who want to upgrade their Advanced Thinking in Mathematics. On that day, the director of the institute had a chance to meet Mr Meechai Veravithaya and discuss the idea of cooperation to open the “Future Teacher Program” with him. He also gave a good advice that KKU should make a pledge “SDGs compact Pledge to the Sustainable Development Goals” with the UN Office in Thailand.
- Private School Teacher Development
The Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN in cooperation with the Office of the Private Education Commission and the Commission for Coordination and Promotion of Private Education in Education Region 12 organized a training session for the development of private school teachers titled “Teaching Mathematics for the Development of Thinking Skill in 21st Century: Secondary School Level” during 19-20 October 2019 at the Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession for ASEAN. Objective of the training is to update the teachers with new technology and teaching concept. Main activities in the session are drawing a teaching plan in the direction of Kyozai Kenkyu, and applying Lesson Study and Open Approach in teaching.
- KKU International Phenome Center
The Cholangiocarcinoma research Institute signed an MOU with the Biochemistry Department, Faculty of Medicine to open up the KKU International Phenome Center to give service to the agricultural, food and drug, and medical industries, to support the operation in the Bio Economic Era; on June 21, 2019 at the Faculty of Medicine. Services at the center will cover: checking gene expression, proteiomics, and metabolites. It will also support research and development of projects operated under the Science Park umbrella. All these will lead to the value adding of products from various industries of the Bio-Economics, and free Thailand from the middle-income trap.
- Development of Environmental Management in the Savan-SENO area
Faculty of Engineering in cooperation with Savan-SENO, RPD Laos, and Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand organized a training program in basic knowledge for operators responsible for waste-water and waste-products from industry. The training aims to promote relationship between research and academic service, building up cooperation in solving natural resource and environmental problems, and to develop personnel of the Savan SENO the capacity of handling environmental problems. The training was given during 28-30 November 2019 at the Office of the Savan-SENO Special Economic Zone Authority, Laos PDR.
- The APEC Low-Carbon Model Town
The College of Local Administration, as a representative of Khon Kaen City, presented a Development Plan for Low-Carbon Town under the APEC Low-Carbon Model Town (LCMT) project Dissemination Phase 2 at San Borja, Lima, Peru. In the meeting, policy, objectives, and the operation outputs of the project were presented. Examples of the past operation are: installation of solar roofs on the municipality market building and the waste-water pumping station at Thung Srang, replacing ordinary lamps with LED lamps in all public areas, starting the Light Rail Train (LRT) project. All these operations are done by the cooperation of many institutions, such as government offices, education institutions, the Regional Environmental Office 10, KKU, and private sectors.