99 Moo 9, Phitsanulok-Nakhonsawan Rd., Tha Pho, Muang, Phitsanulok, 65000
Naresuan University (NU) emphasizes the improvement of educational opportunity and equity for all as one of the top government university in Thailand. A strong focus is placed upon research, innovation, partnership, and internationalization. NU aspires to be the University of Innovation. It is strategically located at the heart of the Thai Kingdom, Phitsanolok province, the major city of the lower northern region and more importantly, the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great for whom our University is named. University was officially founded on July 29, 1990. Its history can, however, be traced back to its inception as the College of Education in 1967. NU is the comprehensive university lives up to the public expectations in providing diverse, cutting-edge programs through 22 faculties, colleges, and a demonstration school. NU vision statement affirms a commitment to continue proactive roles in promoting high standards in higher education both in the national and international arenas.Through ongoing review and the development of new paradigms of the best practice, the university continues to improve the quality of teaching and learning, especially highlighting the project-based, inquiry model throughout the university. All the programs are continuously enriched and informed by the rapid transfer of new knowledge used in ongoing curriculum improvements. In academic year 2013, the number of full time academic staff are 2,754 and the number of the students who come from 77 provinces of Thailand and twenty-one foreign countries are 19,986, totally.
In line with the NU research strategy, capacity building is of paramount importance. According to the declaration on action to strengthen emergency relief, rehabilitation, reconstruction and prevention on the aftermath of earthquake and tsunami disaster (26 December 2004) as well as ASEAN Agreement on Disaster Management and Emergency Response ( 26 July 2005) in Article 19, Scientific and Technical Research, which stated that - The Parties shall individually or jointly, including in co-operation with appropriate international organizations, promote and, whenever possible, support scientific and technical research programs related to the causes and consequences of disasters and the means, methods, techniques and equipment for disaster risk reduction. NU, therefore, focused on developing and promoting national and regional human and institutional capacity, transfer of know-how, technology, and scientific knowledge in building and managing a regional early warning system and disaster management through international cooperation and partnership.
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Naresuan University Team Members
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sarintip Tantanee
Dean of Faculty of Engineering
Sarintip Tantanee had worked as engineer in Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) for 10 years and has been working as the lecturer in the university more than 20 years. Her work experiences are in Water Resources Management, Hydropower project and application of remote sensing information for rainfall prediction including a focus on the climate change adaptation for Thai society. She currently works as the Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Naresuan University, Thailand. She has been conducting on both in local and oversea research. During 2009-2013, She had participated as a member in Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) of Japan-Thai cooperation project of Integrated Study on Hydro-Meteorological Prediction and Adaptation to Climate Change in Thailand (IMPAC-T). Presently, she is participating on new Japan-Thai cooperation 5 year project (2016-2020) of the advancing co-design of integrated strategies with adaptation to climate change in Thailand (ADAP-T) which is supported by JICA/JST, Japan. She has presented at a number of international conferences, and has regularly arranged trainings and workshops on water management, urban drainage and application of space information for flood prediction. Co-working with ITC, University of Twente, Netherlands and ADPC, she had designed and facilitated the international workshops relevant to disaster and resilience for the officers from Southeast and South Asia countries.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Panu Buranajarukorn
Head of Industrial Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering
Panu Buranajarukorn has been working as the lecturer and researcher in the Naresuan University more than 20 years. His work is focused on industrial development and engineering management. After he graduated Ph.D Program, he was trained with Disaster Resilience Leadership course, which provided by ADPC, Thailand. This course can help him to pioneer a new knowledge in disaster management. He has ever been involved in the working committee to develop the Master Degree of Science in the Disaster Management (International Program). Today, he has lectured in a subject of disaster management as well as has oriented to advice student to do the Master thesis in disaster management.
Dr. Phisut Apichayakul
Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Engineering,
Phisut Apichayakul has been working as a lecturer at Department of Industrial Engineering for more than 15 years. He has ten years’ experience of working in time series modelling and analysis, especially, spatio-temporal state space model. He furthermore participated in a number of workshops, conferences and meeting which are related to Disaster Management theme. He also worked as a coordinator of several training courses, for instance: Refresher course on flood risk preparedness: ”What theory and practice can teach us when the floods come again and again with ITC (Netherland), Disaster Resilience Leadership for ASEAN member states with Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC, Thailand). Presently, he serves as a Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs who has major roles in curriculum development, student registration, and academic journals. His current project is developing a Master Degree course of Science in Disaster Management. The course is an international program, and it will be launched in August 2015.