Thailand thai

Chiang Mai University (CMU)

1. Overseas Local Research Center

2. Geographic Location

  • Located at the center of Indochinese Peninsula, Thailand has many advantages as local research center as it is geographically located at the center of many countries including Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
  • Operates collaborative research network for infectious diseases with organizations in Myanmar, Laos, and Indonesia.
  • Thailand, which is geographically located at the center of the Indochinese Peninsula, experiences relatively diverse outbreaks of infectious diseases than surrounding countries.

3. Advanced Study of Medicine through Medical Education and Clinical Support

  • The long legacy of CMU, one of the largest schools of medicine in Northern Thailand, dates back to 1964.
  • It was the first advanced educational institution founded in the northern part of Thailand and first local university to be established outside of Bangkok, its capital, with strength particularly in the study of medicine.
  • Given its location and climate, it is systematically well-equipped for epidemiology studies and has competitive edge in the study of infectious diseases. This helps to secure quality human resources and facilitates the exchange of information on infectious diseases.
  • Due to its relatively advanced economy, the study of medicine in Thailand is also more advanced than that of its neighboring countries on the Indochinese Peninsula.

4. Great Need and Demand for International Collaborative Research

  • Unlike Singapore and Malaysia, where many clinical researches are already taking place, Thailand just started international collaborative research and has high demand

5. Thailand: Medical Hub of Asia

  • Not only does Thailand have affordable medical cost, but also medical service and technological infrastructure that are comparable to those of advanced countries.
  • It has developed its healthcare system by investing in human resources and offering diverse incentives.
  • There are increased investments on advanced medical equipment and facilities, increased potential growth in medical device and pharmaceutical sectors, and subsequent increase in demand of collaborative research on infectious diseases, e.g. development of new vaccines.

6. Top Quality at Affordable Prices

  • Medical service in Thailand complies with international standards and there are more than 1000 public and private hospitals that operate with physicians who have international qualifications and provide outstanding services at affordable prices. .
Vietnam vietnam

National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE)

Intends to select exchange centers to establish human resource exchange network and foster researchers

  • Hanoi Pasteur Institute founded in 1926 evolves to become National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology (NIHE) under the Ministry of Health in 1983.
  • NIHE actively participates in international cooperation and reports to CDC on which potential influenza will be common each year.
  • NIHE gives advice on healthcare policies to the Vietnamese government; it is the perfect organization to run Korea’s basic clinical research training program for novice overseas researchers.
  • Its major research fields include Epidemiology, Clinical Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Biology.
  • It is conducting research to develop vaccines for Japanese Encephalitis, Hepatitis Type B, and Cholera.
Laos laos

University of Health Sciences (UHS)

Intends to select exchange centers to establish human resource exchange network and foster researchers

  • UHS is a government body located in the capital of Laos.
  • We will offer advice on clinical research facilities, regulations, and SOPs to facilitate UHS to conduct international collaborative research.
Malaysia UM

University of Malaya(UM)

Intends to select exchange centers to establish human resource exchange network and foster researchers

  • University of Malaya founded in 1962, and is located in Kuala Lumpur, the capital city.
  • It is the oldest national university in Malaysia, and the medical department is the first medical school in Malaysia with more than 50 years of history.
  • University of Malaya established Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre (TIDREC) to conduct collaborative research with various international institutes and organization in education and research on infectious diseases actively.
  • Since 1982, it has been designated as the World Health Organization (WHO) research cooperation center for various infectious diseases such as dengue, arbovirus, tick-mediated encephalitis, nippa, paramixo, and other tropical diseases.