About us

Established as a collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Carnegie Mellon – CMKL | Thailand will provide cutting-edge engineering research and education in Southeast Asia.

By bridging world-class partnerships with local context, Carnegie Mellon – CMKL | Thailand makes technologies accessible to its society and creates innovations that will benefit Thailand and the Southeast Asia region. By applying Carnegie Mellon University’s (CMU) globally acclaimed research and education programs within a regional context, Carnegie Mellon – CMKL | Thailand tackles challenges that will drive future development of Thailand and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) community. 

The collaboration between CMU and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), a leading engineering university in Thailand, aims to significantly expand research and education in the areas of information, computing, and autonomous technologies.

Carnegie Mellon – CMKL | Thailand program activities occur both in Thailand and at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. To facilitate collaboration with CMU, CMKL University was established in association with KMITL to administer the program for research and education activities in Thailand.

The Carnegie Mellon – CMKL | Thailand program involves professors, researchers, and students from CMU, CMKL University, and KMITL, as well as several industry partners from Thailand. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering within CMU's College of Engineering plays a central role in the program.


Carnegie Mellon – CMKL | Thailand has three industrial sponsors:

  • ThaiBev is a leading beverage producer in Thailand and one of the largest manufacturers in Asia. The company is committed to supporting breakthrough technologies in a wide range of areas, from smart logistics to the future of retail.
  • Betagro Group is a leading food manufacturer in Thailand. It supports various research areas in smart farming and agricultural technologies, with the goal of supporting a sustainable farming ecosystem and bringing high-quality food to consumers.
  • ETDA oversees and supports both government and private organizations changing from a traditional business model to a digital one. Its mission is to promote and mobilize Thailand towards a digital economy under the framework of international standards for sustainable growth.
  • PMUC is a research and innovation fund allocation organization. It aims to improve the industrial and service sectors' competitiveness by providing financing for technological development and the creation of an innovative market.


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Research areas

Inside of an autonomous vehicle

Source: Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering

CMU, CMKL University, KMITL, and industry partners conduct collaborative research in the areas of:

  • information
  • computing
  • autonomous technologies

The faculty development component allows faculty from these institutions to collaborate.