Research Centers

Research Centers

Mahidol Migration Center (MMC)

Mahidol Migration Center (MMC)

The MMC, initially funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, is part of the Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR). As such, IPSR leads MMC to focus on the impact of migration in the region and helps disseminate information on migration more efficiently. The MMC serves as the primary channel for migration-related information provided by IPSR and its partners. The purpose of MMC is to collect and synthesize the vast amount of available migration data, to collaborate with partners and organizations to create internal and external networks to formulate theories and policies, to act as a support platform, and to help prioritize resources to improve the physical and mental well-being of both domestic and international migrants. The MMC, IPSR, and Mahidol University hold core humanitarian values with the goal of deep participation in interdisciplinary and international cooperation.

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Thailand Physical Activity Knowledge Development Center (TPAK)

Thailand Physical Activity Knowledge Development Center (TPAK)

Under the administration of the Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, the Thailand Physical Activity Knowledge Development Center (TPAK) has consultants and direction committees to advise and design activities following guidelines for driving and promoting physical activities according to national goals. Fittingly, TPAK is a referral agency for information and knowledge from physical activity research in the demographic and social science dimensions by defining the roles and duties in supporting the body of knowledge and creating an academic space for researching physical activity-related issues, making a database including analyzing synthesized information for use in public communication and the policy communication necessary to support the policy movement of promoting physical activity among Thai population for holistic well-being.

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Thai Centenarian Center (TCC)

Thai Centenarian Center (TCC)

The Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, established the Thai Centenarian Center (TCC) as a source of knowledge about older individuals and centenarians, the population aged one hundred years or more, in Thailand. Information collected by TCC includes stories, articles, statistics, data, vocabulary, news, and knowledge relating to older persons and hundred-year-old persons in Thailand. In addition, TCC sponsors a ‘bulletin board’ open to those interested in issues concerning older persons, especially centenarians, to exchange information, news, knowledge, and opinions, as well as gather information on life and living and healthy practices of the Thai people.

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Thailand Center for Happy Worker Studies (TCHS)

Thailand Center for Happy Worker Studies (TCHS)

Thailand Center for Happy Worker Studies (TCHS), Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University, supported by Thai Health Promotion Foundation, aims to survey and study the quality of life, engagement and happiness among working people. TCHS has conducted research and development operational research follow-up research to develop and enhance the quality of life and happiness of working people (in the organization) in Thailand continuously since 2007 until the present. HAPPINOMETER has been developed to assess the happiness of working people, which can be used as a primary tool for assessing and monitoring the situation of quality of life and happiness of working people in the country, both in public and private organizations according to the concept of 8 happiness or HAPPY8+, which consists of 1) good physical health 2) good relaxation 3) good heart 4) good spirit 5) good family 6) good society 7) good knowledge 8) good money 9) Good job (satisfaction, commitment and work-life balance). The benefits of obtaining a database are to study, analyze and develop knowledge, quality of life, happiness and organizational commitment of working people in Thailand.

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