The Science and Technology Research Institute (STRI) was firstly established as Science and Technology Development Institute Establishment Project in July 1985, under the approval from the Council of Deans.

The operating committee consisted of representatives from the 3 initiating faculties; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Engineering. The Board of Committee of the project comprises of the President of Chiangmai University as a Chairperson (at that time was Professor Arwut Srisugree, MD), 3 experts from the 3 initiating faculties as well as one representative from these faculties. The initiating budget was allocated from the revenue budget of the university for the Office of the University. The provisional office was located at the Fast Neutron Research Facility, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science.

Then on 21 September 1987, the institute was officially established as The Science and Technology Research Institute (STRI), and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thiraphat Vilaithaong from Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, became the first Director of the institute. Then the Project Office was relocated in October 1993 to the current location at the Research and Graduate Studies Building.

In 2008, the Institute for Science and Technology Research and Development is formally changed to the Science and Technology Research Institute.


Emphasize on research that exploring facts according to scientific and technological methods.


To earnestly support research and development in science and technology for sustainability and balance of man and environment.

Research Direction

Emphasize on interdisciplinary research that respond to provincial needs and relevant to the national strategy.


Excellent Center in Integrated Research for Valuable Innovation


  1. To plan, support, initiate and coordinate on research with all institutes in the university and third party organizations.
  2. To take advantages of basic factors of researches in all organizations of the university which are durable articles, personnel, and buildings unit in order to research together effectively together with develop these resources.
  3. To publicize researches along with academic services, transfer researches to target groups, in order to apply them in provincial, national and international levels.


  1. Conduct and coordinate integrated research relating to science and technology.
  2. Transfer knowledge and technology from research for economic, social, and environmental.
  3. Disseminate research findings to the public and academia at both national and international levels, in order to create impact.


  • S = Sustainable & Social Engagement
  • T = Together we achieve
  • R = Research of Integration
  • I = Intelligent innovator

Organization Culture

Participation - Learning Exchange - Commitment on Developments.

Organization Culture

Think outside the box, Answer research questions, Create something new, Pay attention to service