The University of Minnesota Academic Health Center (AHC) launched the Thailand Hub in April 2016, building on joint education initiatives and collaborative research studies over the last 25 years. The Hub is anchored by strong collaborations between the University of Minnesota and universities in Thailand, as well as with non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations, placing a high priority on mutual benefit and exchange. The Hub will be physically located in Chiang Mai and its work is guided by the Minnesota - Thailand Interest Group.
The Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR) can consult on the following items:
- Office space for faculty and staff
- Research resources
- Linking with multidisciplinary academic partners, NGOs and IGOs
- Short and long-term lodging
- Traveling to Thailand
Key AHC activities in Thailand
Activities involve research projects, educational opportunities and capacity building. Educational collaborations span multiple disciplines and include unidirectional and bidirectional endeavors between the UMN and various Thailand university and organizational partners. Research projects range from clinical trials to field- and community-based to population-level, including the human-animal interface. Capacity-building efforts include large-scale institutional initiatives and individual professional development offerings and opportunities. These collaborations also provide exceptional hands-on experiences for students, residents, and post-doctoral researchers and a unique opportunity for capacity building for academic faculty and professionals in other sectors.
See the Global Health Impact Map for details on specific Thailand Activities.