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Institute for Population and Social Research (IPSR), Mahidol University 2005f
999 Salaya, Phutthamonthon Nakhorn Pathom 73170, Thailand
tel:66-2 441 9520 fax:66-2 441 9333

Organizational Status: University-affiliated institute, founded in 1971.

General Description: IPSR, affiliated with the Mahidol University, is a population, social research, and training institute with a status equivalent to that of a university faculty. IPSR's activities are generally organized around four main program components: research, training, academic services, and the dissemination of research findings on population, reproductive health, and related fields. In order to address emerging issues for Thailand and other developing countries, IPSR aims to conduct research and provide training concerning population studies, including such related fields as social studies, economics, reproductive health, medicine, and public health. In addition, IPSR is running both Thai and international graduate programs in the fields of demography, population and social research, and population and reproductive health research. Through these activities, relevant information and research findings are disseminated nationally and internationally.

Annual Budget: THB 25 million (2004)

Staff: 102 (36 research, 66 administrative/support)

Executive Officers:
Dr. YODDUMNERN-ATTIG, Bencha (Director)
Dr. THONGTHAI, Varachai (Deputy Director)
Dr. SOONTHORNDHADA, Amara (Deputy Director)
Dr. SIRIRASAMEE, Buppha (Deputy Director)
Dr. KANUNGSUKKASEM, Uraiwan (Deputy Director)

(As of November, 2004)

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