KKU has planned to provide Smart City Curriculum for master’s and doctoral degree and found Khon Kaen Smart Living Lab of Khon Kaen University
On August 1, 2019 at 3.30 p.m., Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), Isan region, led by Mr. Thawatchai Kotwong, Manager of Digital Economy Promotion Agency of Isan region; together with Miss Chatuporn Chokepukeaw, a senior digital promoter; and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rina Patramanon, a lecturer of biochemistry program of the Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, and leader of smart technology and complete community ecology project for healthy elderly people, discussed with Asst. Prof. Dr. Somkiat Srijaranai, Dean of the Faculty of Science, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khemika Lomthaisong, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, on launching Smart City Curriculum and containing it in the master’s and doctoral degree level of KKU. The curriculum has been aimed to develop undergraduate and graduate students whom are guided to see the importance of application of technology that can be used to develop Smart City consistent to the government’s policy. In addition, this curriculum has been developed by 4 universities: Khon Kaen University, Mahasarakham University, Naresuan University, and Thammasat University.
DEPA also discussed with the Faculty of Science on developing Smart City project in the forms of people’s health and environment. The project’s name is “Khon Kaen Smart Living Lab (KKLL)” originated from the collaboration between public and private sectors, totally 12 organizations in Khon Kaen. From Khon Kaen University, Assoc. Prof. Cholatip Pongskul (MD) from the Faculty of Medicine, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rina Patramanon from the Faculty of Science, are the leader for KKLL platform designing with the purpose of examination and support digital innovation for well-being. The project focuses on piloting health information connection called “HL-7 FHIR” among health service units so that people in a province do not have to request their medical records every time they change a hospital. Moreover, smart technology can follow up people’s health, for example, Manee Project supported by Thailand Science Research and Innovation (TSRI), formerly known as TRF, and it was well-accepted by the volunteer participating in the project. The ultimate goals of Smart City are people’s well-being supported by technology which is proper to the context of each city, Khon Kaen transformation into the model for ASEAN and Asia Pacific regions, and smart public health system and health care service in Thailand.
News source: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rina Patramanon, the Faculty of Science