Why were 20% of the Thai population not infected with COVID-19?

Virologists have been trying to identify why 20% of the Thai population have not been infected with COVID-19, despite being in close contact with the infected or at high risk…

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Education experts fear quality will drop as teacher exams made easier

Despite Thailand’s increasing desperation to boost the quality of its education, authorities have decided that teacher trainees only need to be tested on one subject to get a license. This…

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Banners supporting two hunger strikers raised at Thammasat and Chulalongkorn universities

Political banners popped up on the campuses of Chulalongkorn and Thammasat universities on Friday, urging students to “wake up” politically and not to submit to suppression of free expression. The…

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Uproar over senior Thai civil servant’s treatment of junior official

The student club of the Faculty of Political Science at Chulalongkorn University has demanded the resignation of Interior Permanent Secretary Suttipong Juljarern, as president of the Association of Chulalongkorn Political…

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Green mussel shells to be processed for agricultural and industrial use

The National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) has commissioned a team of researchers, led by a professor at the Faculty of Science at Chulalongkorn University, to study and develop ways…

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Chulalongkorn University’s COVID mRNA vaccine to enter human trials

Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University is seeking approval from the Thai Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) to begin the first two phases of human trials of its mRNA COVID-19 vaccine. According to…

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Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal

Head of Chulalongkorn U. student council removed from his post

President of Chulalongkorn University’s Student Council, Netiwit Chotiphatphaisal, has been removed from the post after the Office of Student Affairs deducted 10 points from his “behavioural score” for gross violation…

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Billboard featuring monarchy critic in exile removed from Bangkok mall

An LED billboard, featuring exiled Thai scholar Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pavin Chachavalpongpun, from the Centre for Southeast Asian Students at Kyoto University, who is a well-known monarchy critic, as the…

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Mass production of Thailand’s ChulaCov 19 mRNA vaccine expected early next year

Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University is expected to transfer technology for the mass production of its vaccine, ChulaCov 19 mRNA, to a local manufacturer in the first quarter of next year, according…

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Jit Poumisak has been described as a Marxist historian, activist, author, philologist, poet, songwriter, and communist revolutionary.

Killed 55 years ago, Thailand’s Che Guevara finally honored by his university

A shocking act of violence shattered the atmosphere in Chulalongkorn University’s auditorium 68 years ago. Jit Poumisak, then a third-year Arts student and editor of CU’s “University” periodical, was addressing…

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฿3.6 billion approved for COVID-19 vaccine development

The Thai cabinet approved a 3.6-billion-baht fund on Thursday for the development and production of Thailand’s first two vaccines to fight COVID-19, which are now entering their third phase of…

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‘Phra Kiew’ parade: How Thailand’s oldest university became epicentre of country’s bitter political divide

Thailand’s oldest and arguably most prestigious seat of learning, Chulalongkorn University (CU) has undergone a transformation in recent years, as witnessed in controversial decisions made by its student union.  …

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Chulalongkorn alumni association defies student union’s decision to cancel coronet procession

Chulalongkorn University’s Alumni Association announced today that the university will proceed with the procession, featuring the Phra Kieo coronet, at the annual football match against Thammasat University. The alumni association’s…

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Top Thai virologist claims herd immunity does not work with COVID-19

“Forget about herd immunity because it will not work with COVID-19.” So says Dr. Yong Poovorawan, chief of the Centre of Excellence in Clinical Virology at the Faculty of Medicine…

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Dr. Yong Poovorawan

Dr Yong: Thailand’s top COVID strategist comes under fire

Like Dr. Anthony Fauci in the United States, Prof Dr. Yong Poovorawan has been at the forefront of his country’s battle against COVID-19. As a chief medical adviser to the government,…

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Wheelchair access in public place.

Smart home makeovers for families with seniors

An expert explains how Universal Design can help make homes safer and more functional for older residents. Thailand’s elderly population is growing rapidly. By 2025, the country is projected to…

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Chula U students protest against strict controls at their dormitory

A group of Chulalongkorn University students have rallied in the compound of their dormitory to protest against the imposition of strict controls over their access to and from the dormitory…

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22 COVID-19 infections found in Chulalongkorn university campus

22 COVID-19 infections have been found in Chulalongkorn University’s (CU) Bangkok campus, most among university staff, while the virus was found on the surfaces of finger and facial scanners, according…

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Chulalongkorn U closed until end of month to contain COVID19 spread

Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University has now closed its campus until February 28th and is urging all its staff and students not to leave their lodgings or meet other people during the…

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File Photo: A researcher at the Chula Vaccine Development Centre shows a tube of vaccine prototype. This prototype is now being tested on macaques.

Chula reports positive animal trial results for their COVID-19 vaccine candidate

An anti-coronavirus candidate vaccine, jointly developed from tobacco leaves by Chulalongkorn University and Baiya Phytopharm, a startup Thai pharmaceutical firm, has shown encouraging results in boosting antibody levels in hamsters,…

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Pheu Thai to monitor student protests and help secure release of those arrested 

Thailand’s opposition Pheu Thai Party has agreed to send its MPs, or other party members, to student protest sites to ensure safety and order and to pre-empt allegations that the…

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Surgeon recalls Chulalongkorn Hospital’s first operation on COVID-19 patient

A surgeon at Chulalongkorn Hospital has shared, via Facebook, his first nerve-racking experience of operating on a patient infected with COVID-19.   Dr. Phuphat Vongwattanakit said, while it was the…

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The innovation of Chula COVID-19 strip test

Interview with Asst. Prof. Dr. Suthira Taychakhoonavudh, Lecturer at Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chulalongkorn University and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Natcha Thawesaengskulthai, Vice President for Innovation and New Development, Chulalongkorn University.

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More people linked to boxing stadium infected with COVID-19

More people, who were at the Lumpini boxing stadium in Bangkok’s Ramintra area on March 6th, together with TV celebrity and boxing camp manager Matthew Deane, have tested positive for…

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Chulalongkorn U allows transgender students to wear female uniform

It was a dream come true for Ince Jirapat, a transgender student at Chulalongkorn University’s Faculty of Education, when the administration finally agreed to allow transgender students to the wear…

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