From Past Till Now

Chulabhorn Graduate Insitute Photo Tour

CGI Photo Tour shows the Home of the Institute since the time the foundation stone was laid by Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn in 2007
until now that the Institute has operated near to the full capacity.

Inspired by a quote from Anne Trafton, MIT News Office. May 24, 2011 “What makes an image memorable? Hint: We tend to remember pictures of people much better than wide open spaces.”…
“Next time you go on vacation, you may want to think twice before shooting hundreds of photos of that scenic mountain or lake.”
“A new study from MIT neuroscientists shows that the most memorable photos are those that contain people, followed by static indoor scenes and human-scale objects. Landscapes?
They may be beautiful, but they are, in most cases, utterly forgettable.”

Laying Foundation Stone for the First CGI Building

Thursday March 1, 2007.

We have passed

In 2005, Chulabhorn Graduate Institute was established , to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 48th Birthday of Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol. With the approval of the Ministry of Education, it was officially established as an autonomous higher education institution on December 28, 2005, having Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn as the Chancellor of the Institute Council.

Now we represent

The internationally known and recognized institution for the high caliber of research and teaching by its faculty, visiting Professors from the top of oversea universities, and its outstanding achievements in teaching, research, national and international academic collaboration and professional services. This diversified institution now offers top quality graduate programs in applied biological science, chemical biology and environmental toxicology.

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The beginning

The Chulabhorn Graduate Institute is a private graduate institution established in 2005. With the approval of the Ministry of Education, it was officially established as an autonomous higher education institution on December 28, 2005, having Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn as the Chancellor of the Institute Council.

The Hall of Fame

H.R.H. Princess Chulabhorn

Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn is an acclaimed scientist who has received many international recognitions for her scientific achievements. She has envisioned the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute to be a professional scientific research institution and Centre of Excellence in the Asia-Pacific region, to assist and expedite the increase in number of efficient quality human resources development in science and high technology, in order to serve Thailand and other countries in the region, particularly in the fields urgently needed, with professional competence in transforming their knowledge into tangible, applicable development programs. The programs were first started in June,2007.

The establishment

The Ministry of Education officially announced the establishment of Chulabhorn Graduate Institute in the Royal Gazette Volume 123 Part 10 ง, page 1 dated February 2. 2006.
Royal Gazette Announcement

the Council of Chulabhorn Graduate Institute

Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn chairs the Council of Chulabhorn Graduate Institute. The Council comprises : Professor Doctor Kasem Watanachai (Vice Chairman) , Prof. Dr. Somsak Ruchirawat(Rector), and Honory members are Prof. Emeritus Charas Suwanwela, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khunying Sumonta Promboon, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khunying Mathuros Ruchirawat, Prof. Tongthong Chandransu, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jutamaad Satayavivad,Prof. Dr. Kavi Ratanabanangkoon, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Supanna Techasakul , Khunying Laxanachantorn Laohaphan, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Piniti Ratananukul, Mr.Somnuk Pimsatian,Prof. Dr. Skorn Mongkolsuk, Prof. Emeritus Dr. Visut Baimai, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thanuttkhul Mongkolaussavarat (Secretary).

Chulabhorn Graduate Institute Organizational Structure

Chulabhorn Graduate Institute Organizational Structure in the year 2010 was disignated to administer at the highest level by the CGI Council. The Institute operated by the Rector who is appointed by the CGI Council and manages the Institute through the Administration Section and the Academic Section.

โครงสร้างองค์กรสถาบันบัณฑิตศึกษาจุฬาภรณ์ว่าด้วยการจัดการโครงสร้างองค์กรและการแบ่งส่วนงาน พ.ศ.2553 ดำเนินการบริหารสูงสุดโดยสภาสถาบัน และบริหารงานโดยอธิการบดี แบ่งเป็นฝ่ายบริหาร ดำเนินการภายใต้สำนักบริหาร และฝ่ายวิชาการ

2. ข้อบังคับสถาบันฯว่าด้วยการจัดโครงสร้างองค์กรและการแบ่งส่วนงาน พ.ศ.2553

The First Building

Chulabhorn Graduate Institute was established in 2005 by Chulabhorn Foundation to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 4th Birthday cycle of Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn. The foundation stone laying ceremony of the new building of Chulabhorn Graduate Institute was organized on the 1st of March, 2007 by Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn. The new 15-floors building consists of an auditorium room, teleconference rooms, class rooms, seminar rooms, research rooms, office rooms, learning centre, and cafeteria.

CGI Building Project

CGI Address

Chulabhorn Graduate Institute. 54 Kamphaeng Phet 6, Talat Bang Khen, Lak Si, Bangkok 10210, Thailand

CGI campus is located within the same area of Chulabhorn Foundation on Kamphaeng Phet 6 Road, a local road adjacent with Vibhavadi Rangsit Highway.
CGI is surrounded by Bangkhen Railway Station, IT Square Shopping Center, Government Office Complex, Bangkhen Community Village and a canal-Klong Prem Prachakorn.


H.R.H. Princess Chulabhorn graduation address 2011

Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol graciously presided over the 1st Graduation Convocation Ceremony 2011 at the Auditorium Room, Chulabhorn Graduate Institute Building on Tuesday 5th July 2011 at 3.00 p.m. The 20 graduates received their diplomas from Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol. Professor Dr. H. R. H. Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol gives a graduation address as follows.

“I am pleased to preside at this first Graduation Convocation Ceremony of the Chulabhorn Graduate Institute, and I appreciate the dedication of the members of the Council, the CGI Administration, Academic and other committee members, as well as the faculty who have carried out the work of the Institute to the best of their abilities, in line with my aim for the development of high-level human resources in the areas of science and technology who will be instrumental in leading the sustainable development of the country, and indeed the region.

I would also like to thank, particularly for the participation of faculty members of the world renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), who assist in the curriculum development and the successful implementation of our graduate program. I also appreciate the participation of visiting faculty from Johns Hopkins University, Dartmouth University, New York University Medical School, Utrecht University (the Netherlands), and Aarhus University (Denmark), in our teaching and research programs, giving students the most up-to-date knowledge and research experience available.

I take this opportunity to congratulate all graduates on their success. You are all extremely important researchers and scientists, and thus should be proud, while at the same time aware of your responsibilities, both to yourselves, as well as to your respective nations. Graduates are the most important of human resources for the country, and you are expected to lead the development of the country towards competitiveness in the international arena, as well as economic stability. You should not only use the knowledge and experience gained here in your professional lives, but you should also do so ethically. You should show leadership, maintain your thirst for knowledge, and remain loyal to those who have given you the chance to be what you are today. You should also remain cognizant of the fact that whatever you do will reflect on the name of the Institute. Your personal or professional success will bring good reputation to the Institute and, indeed, the country. I hope that all graduates will make the vision of our Institute, “Producing Future Leaders in Science and Technology” a reality.

Finally, I wish all of you here much happiness and success in your personal and professional lives.”

The first graduates

Chulabhorn Graduate Institute has awarded the first Doctoral Degree which is the degree of Doctor of philosophy in Applied Biological Sciences to Dumnoensun Pruksakorn. Dr.Dumnoensun’s dissertation is “ Study of Protein Expression in Three-Dimensional and Monolayer Cell Culture Systems”, in academic year: 2010. Formerly, Dr.Dumnoensun obtained a Degree of Doctor of Medicine (Second Class Honors) Chiang Mai University.

Another first CGI Master’s Degree graduates : Ms. Nantaporn Ruangkiattikul the degree of Master of Science in Environmental Toxicology whose thesis title is “Control of Iron Homeostasis by Transcriptional Regulators RirA and Irr in Agrobacterium tumefaciens”, 2008. Ms. Nantaporn received B.Sc. (Environmental Science) from Kasetsart University in 2007.

Miss. Pacharin Kamolkijkarn, the degree of Master of Science in ChemicalBiology whose thesis title ” Chemical Synthesis and Characterizations of Wild-type and Disulfind Modifications of Psalmopeotoxin I—an Anti-malarial Cysteine Knot Peptide Natural Product Extracted from Psalmopoeus cambridgei”, 2008.Miss. Pacharin received B.Sc. (Chemistry) Kasetsart University in 2007. Miss. Thitawan Prasertdee the degree of Master of Science in ChemicalBiology whose thesis title “Psalmopeotoxin II—an Anti-malarial Cysteine Knot Peptide Extracted from psalmopoeus cambridgei: Chemical Synthesis and Characterizations of Wild-type and Disulfind Mutants”, 2008. Miss. Thitawan received B.Sc. (Chemistry) Kasetsart University in 2006

The International Scenes


Academic achievement

Published academic papers

Since 2007, CGI publications have been accepted to publish in international journals with Impact Factor higher than 2. Some of the journals covered, the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Phytochemistry, Tetrahedron, European Journal of Organic Chemistry, International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Chemistry- A European Journal, Infection and Immunity, Proteomics, and Food Chemistry. CGI research programs were conducted in cooperation with CRI – Chulabhorn Research Institute.

Publications were traced, and summarized as follows:
2011 result searched in 2012 showed 21 articles and reference cited 9 times.
2010 result searched in 2011 showed 28 articles and reference cited 54 times.
2009 result searched in 2010 showed 19 articles and reference cited 30 times.
2008 result searched in 2009 showed 15 articles and reference cited 40 times.
2007 result searched in 2008 showed 13 articles and reference cited 41 times.
More detail of information on individual research programs is available from CGI website.

The Album: Institutional Memories

CGI Quality Assurance

CGI culture

CGI celebrates traditional events from Wai Kru to new year and institutional anniversaries to encourage friendship, joys and unity.
Wai Kru

CGI for society

Flood 2011

65 of Thailand's 77 provinces suffered by the flood during 25 July 2011 – 16 January 2012 for 175 days.
Chulabhorn Graduate Institute and offices under Chulabhorn Foundation are located in the area of the flood.
Picture from Dr.Nopporn Tasana parking lot CGI Parking Lot, covered with water.
More pictures of 2554(2011) Flood are available in DVD from CGI Learning Center Archives.
More detail of the flood:
Bangkok hit by flood in 2011
Flood around Lak Si Area - 2011

CGI Knowledge - Archival Documents

Chulabhorn Foundation Publications


  • ปี พ.ศ. 2559
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่ 5 ฉบับที่1 มกราคม 2559
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่ 5 ฉบับที่2 เมษายน 2559

  • ปี พ.ศ. 2558
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่4 ฉบับที่1 มกราคม 2558
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่4 ฉบับที่2 เมษายน 2558
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่4 ฉบับที่3 กรกฎาคม 2558
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่4 ฉบับที่4 ตุลาคม 2558

  • ปี พ.ศ. 2557
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่3 ฉบับที่1 มกราคม 2557
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่3 ฉบับที่2 กรกฎาคม 2557
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่3 ฉบับที่3 ตุลาคม 2557

  • ปีพ.ศ. 2556
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่2 ฉบับที่1 เมษายน 2556
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่2 ฉบับที่2 กรกฏาคม 2556
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่2 ฉบับที่3 ตุลาคม 2556

  • ปี พ.ศ. 2555
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่1 ฉบับที่1 (ฉบับปฐมฤกษ์) มกราคม 2555
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่1 ฉบับที่2 เมษายน 2555
    • วารสารมูลนิธิจุฬาภรณ์ ปีที่1 ฉบับที่3 ธันวาคม 2555

CRI Publications

CGI Publications

CGI Brochures


CGI Learning Center Bulletin



  • Volume 3 Number 1:January 2015 cgi_learning_center_bulletin_vo3_no1_2015.pdf
    • How to VPN to use CGI Reference Databases from home? , CGI Thesis Collection, CRI Reference Books @ CGI, Please be reminded that CGI Learning Center services can be reached from FACEBOOK
  • Volume 3 Number 2: April 2015cgi_learning_center_bulletin_vo3no2_2015.pdf
    • Students and Staff Meeting, 2015 CGI Mini Book Fair, CGI Archives-Knowledge Sharing, Please be reminded that CGI Learning Center services can be reached from FACEBOOK
    • Professor Dr. Princess Chulabhorn Royal Birthday Celebration and Exhibition July 4th, 2015, CGI Learning Center Annual Report 2013, Trial databases for CGI Academic OneFile National Geographic Virtual, Please be reminded that CGI Learning Center services can be reached from FACEBOOK
  • Volume 3 Number 4:October 2015 cgi_learning_center_bulletin_vol3_no4_2015.pdf
    • CGI Research Support: New Service on web, Training & Workshops, Must Read, Please be reminded that CGI Learning Center services can be reached from FACEBOOK


  • Volume 2 Number 1:January 2014 cgi_learning_center_bulletin_vol2no1_2014.pdf
    • 2014 Online databases, English Science Camp, Writing research papers, Citation workshops
  • Volume 2 Number 2: April 2014 cgi_learning_center_bulletin_vol2no2_2014.pdf
    • Must read: Hornbills Thailand World Heritage, CGI Research Writing Workshop:“How to write Research Paper and get it accepted by a good journal”, Today’s Alert 2014
  • Volume 2 Number 3: July 2014 cgi_learning_center_bulletin_vol2no3_2014.pdf
    • Graduation Convocation Ceremony, Wai Kru Ceremony, SURVEY RESULT: User satisfaction from using services and reference databases, Must-Read: “His Majesty the King and the Privy Council”
  • Volume 2 Number 4: November 2014 cgi_learning_center_bulletin_vol.2_no4_2014.pdf
    • CGI research papers report 2014, National Geographic Magazine, HAVE YOU ENJOYED “LOY KRATHONG” AND WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU FLOATED YOUR “KRATHONG”?, Fact and Figures June 2013 - May 2014



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