Chiang Mai University (CMU), a main government university in northern Thailand, has 25,394 students and 1,714 academic staff (2004). The Thai government has proposed CMU to be the aviation hub for Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) nations including Laos, Burma, China, Cambodia and Vietnam, and has recently declared Chiang Mai as one of three ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Cities.
The government activities cover the development of e-tourism, e-business for handicraft industry, e-commerce, e-government, e-learning, alternative media, game, animation, mobile, e-business for SMEs and larger organizations. The city provides modern infrastructure for international business investment, because its economy mainly depends on tourism handicraft and software businesses.
CMU has just established a new college called College of Arts, Media and Technology (CAMT). CAMT focuses on human resource development and innovation in ICT for tourism, handicraft and software industries in Northern Thailand. CAMT is aiming at offering undergraduate programs in software engineering, animation, e-tourism and handicraft design. At a post-graduate level, CAMT grants degrees for both Master’s and Doctoral studies for experienced knowledge workers. Research groups are set up in the college to support industrial research.For more details, please go to: College of Arts, Media & Technology, Chiangmai University’s Homepage