RDI PKRU - Phuket Rajabhat University

‘Phuket Spa after COVID’ - PKRU and PPPHO presents the New Normal of Spa Service

spa phuket after covid 19 may 2020
(PR PKRU) On 26th May 2020, the Research and Development Institute at Phuket Rajabhat University (PKRU), together with Phuket Provincial Public Health Office (PPPHO) and Phuket Spa for Health Association, hosted training for spa and massage entrepreneurs on the island about COVID–19 prevention, at the conference room on 5th floor of PPPHO. The opening of the training was presided over by Mr. Pichet Panapong, the Deputy Governor of Phuket, with representatives from PKRU and PPPHO including Asst. Prof. Dr. Hiran Prasarnkan, the President of the university; Asst. Prof. Dr. Duangrat Koikitcharoen, the Vice President in Research and Planning; Dr. Thanit Sermkaew, Head of PPPHO; and professional staff. The instructors in this training were Mr. Akarin Warittikorn, the Pharmacist Professional Level of PPPHO; and Dr. Phuttiporn Aksornpairoj, the specialist in spa business study and Agricultural Technology at PKRU.     
Asst. Prof. Duangrat said that “The integrative operation of the university and the local public health organization started from participation in the MOU between the two parties. Besides that, the outbreak of COVID–19 has directly affected spa and massage businesses and closed their services. In order to prepare these entrepreneurs for the ‘New Normal’ of providing services in the near future, the university therefore hosted this training for the spa and massage personnel in Phuket. The training focused on the Physical Distancing protocol for the spa personnel and the customers, the disease control measures, and proper and efficient guidelines to reduce the outbreak, in 5 aspects including: services, products, tools and equipment, organization management, plus location and environment. This academic service is one of the missions, in which the university serves the local community, by a team of researchers conducting a study on spas with the government and private sectors. The aim of the training was to promote trust and a good image of the spas in Phuket, as well as to maintain, sustainably, its reputation as a leading international spa and wellness service provider.”

PKRU forms Youth Leaders for Nature and Environment Protection

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On February 7th 2020, the Research and Development Institute, the Faculty of Agricultural Technology in Phuket Rajabhat University, Phuket Natural Resources and Environment Office, and Phuket Municipality launched a project called ‘Youth Volunteer Leadership for Nature and Environmental Conservation of Phuket Year 2’. The event took place at The Queen Sirikit’s 72nd Birthday Anniversary Park (Dragon Ground); the opening was presided over by Acting Sub. Lt. Wikrom Chaktee, the Deputy Governor of Phuket. There were honorable guests attending, including Asst. Prof. Dr. Atipan Siammai, the Director of Research and Development Institute; Mr. Suthep Mungkhun, the Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural Technology; Mr. Claude de Crissey, the French Honorary Consul of Phuket; representatives from organization networks in the project and students in the area.
Mr. Suthep Mungkhun said that: “Nowadays, Phuket is facing increasing environmental problems and natural disasters because of the rapid growth on the island. Moreover, the rising number of non–registered population, who come to work on the island, are affecting environmental management. One of the solutions to this problem is to keep extensively educating people, business sectors, and local communities.  There are several agencies educating environmental protection knowledge to adult local leaders and community members, but not to the youths and students who are supposed to be the mainstay to environmental protection in the future. Consequently, there should be training and workshops to educate them concretely, so they would be leaders to primarily relieve public dangers as well as provide suggestions to their families and tourists. To generate sustainable environment protection and conservation in Phuket, PKRU as an organization serving local communities therefore works on this project with government and private networks. The project focuses on students studying in beach and urban areas. They will be learning and practicing community disaster monitoring and report techniques, pollution and trash management, household waste water management, environmental management technologies; observing local environment and presenting their recommendations for further practical daily actions.”     

RDI and DIP train patent application for local innovation

dpi thailand 13 mar 2020
On 12th March 2020, the Research and Development Institute at Phuket Rajabhat University (RDI PKRU) hosted a workshop in ‘The Application and IP Registration for Research and Innovation Development’ at MS conference room in the Faculty of Management Science. Asst. Prof. Dr. Atipan Siammai, the Director of RDI; university executives and academic personnel attended the workshop. The instructor for this workshop was Dr. Husleena Boontawee, the Patent Inspector at Professional Level of Department of Intellectual Property (DIP), educating the attendants about intellectual property especially in registration of patents, petty patents, copyrights, and information searching for applications of patent registration.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Atipan Siammai, the Director of RDI, said that “RDI hosted this workshop in order to promote research and innovation creation for local communities conducted by the staff of the university. So far, the researchers have been working on providing knowledge, creating tools and inventions that are beneficial for the community. However, an important part of the work, which should be done together, is the registration of the intellectual property including patents, petty patents, and copyright of new inventions. As the mission of the university is to provide academic service for local development, this could be presented to the competent authorities in the province or even in the country, so that the authorities could use them to develop their service areas in Andaman provinces. In this workshop, the specialist from DIP suggested the attendants’ techniques and inclusive processes in registration of intellectual properties that would enhance the reputation of research and benefit local communities.”