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Three Chula Projects and Innovations Shortlisted in THE Award Asia 2024

Three Chula Projects and Innovations Shortlisted in THE Award Asia 2024

Three of Chulalongkorn University’s projects and Innovations, have been internationally recognized and shortlisted for the “THE Award Asia 2024” in the categories of “Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences”, “Research Project of the Year: STEM” and “Student Recruitment Campaign of the Year”.   

Organized by THE World Universities Insights (Limited), THE Awards Asia is an international platform that highlights outstanding leadership and institutional performance of higher education across Asia. This year, the winners are set to be announced on April 29, 2024.  

Chulalongkorn University’s shortlisted projects and innovations include: 

  • Chula ARi Project Chulalongkorn University Platform for Ageing Research Innovation and Thailand Platform for Ageing Research Innovation by the College of Population Studies, Chulalongkorn University has been nominated for the ‘Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences’ category. 

    Chula ARi is a research platform addressing the challenges of population ageing. It aims to conduct impactful research and develop a comprehensive system considering health, social, economic, environmental and technological aspects. Key outcomes during 2018-2023 include a national action plan for older persons, a database system for the public, and prototype systems to serve the needs of older persons in nine of Bangkok’s urban poor areas. In 2020, Chula ARi received recognition from the Thai Ministry of Social Development and Human Security for its outstanding support towards the issue of ageing society. In 2022, Chula ARi established partnerships with Thai universities to bolster elderly welfare in urban settings.

    or visit the Chula ARi project’s website at
Chula ARi Project
  • sPace Prosthetic Innovations for improving the quality of life for lower limb amputees in Thailand by the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University is also on the list in the ‘Research Project of the Year: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences’ category. 

    The project involves producing and providing the sPace dynamic prosthetic foot innovation to 300 individuals with lower limb amputations, distributed through 22 state hospitals across the country. Feedback has been collected from the recipients, and an economic and public health assessment (cost-effectiveness) has been conducted. These data are crucial for future applications to include sPace prosthetic feet in the basic entitlements provided by the state or the National Health Security Office.

    or visit
sPace Prosthetic Innovations
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  • Launching a new practical-based curriculum – Computer Engineering and Digital Technology (CEDT) program –by the Faculty of Engineering, Chulalongkorn University is listed in the ‘Student Recruitment Campaign of the Year’ category  

    Engineering at Chulalongkorn University has introduced a new programme called “Computer Engineering and Digital Technology (CEDT)” in the 2023 academic year, admitting up to 300 students per year. The programme aims to produce graduates who can fill the significant workforce gap in the digital sector. Additionally, it is the university’s first programme to embrace the innovative education management approach known as the “Higher Education Sandbox”.

    This approach promotes collaboration in educational management involving experts from the private sector, with a focus on enhancing students’ practical skills throughout their academic journey through annual internships and cooperative education programmes. More than 50 private sector companies have officially partnered with the CEDT programme. Due to its modern curriculum and the programme’s online outreach efforts, there were over 2,600 student applications for the 2023 academic year. The selected students represent the top 2% in the university entrance examinations.

Computer Engineering and Digital Technology (CEDT) program

For more information of the shortlisted projects, visit

Chula’s encouragement and support for research is excellent for teachers, students, and the public.

Associate Professor Dr. Suchana Chavanich Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University

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