Education and Training
CRI places a strong emphasis on capacity building for human resource development and provides a wide range of training programs in specialized areas. Each program is designed for specific target groups, e.g., scientists, academics, trainers, government officials, industrial personnel and, in some cases, for the general public. The activities can be categorized as follows:
CRI provides graduate-level training in the areas of Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health, Chemical Sciences, and Environmental Toxicology through its degree-granting sister institution, the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI)
Faculty include international experts from the United States, Europe and Asia, as well as from CRI, that are invited to lecture in the various courses or to give special talks in specially arranged seminars. In addition, visiting scientists and researchers from abroad allow for scientific exchange and research collaborations that help to further build capacity of CRI and CGI staff in specific fields of expertise.
Among CRI’s current training programs are the Training Program in Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Safety operated by the International Centre for Environmental Health and Toxicology (ICEHT), as well as a series of advanced training programs in Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences.
Chemistry Program: This program places particular emphasis on organic chemistry, including organic synthesis, natural products and some aspects of medicinal chemistry. Leading international experts have been invited to our special seminars and training courses to provide updates on recent advances in the above-mentioned disciplines. The program has brought together chemists from national universities and governmental agencies.
Biomedical Science Program: This multidisciplinary program covers specialized areas in the biomedical sciences, such as cancer and infectious diseases. Some of the activities in this program have been organized in collaboration with leading institutes and international organizations.