Strengthening Mahidol University Institute of Molecular Biosciences’ Innovation and Research Policy toward a World-Class Research Institute

  • Natthanit Srimaserm Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University, Thailand.
Keywords: Innovation and Research Policy, World-Class Research Institute, Institute of Molecular Biosciences


This study focuses on the current policy of the Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, on innovation and research. Specifically, the purpose of this study is to determine what should be done to strengthen the implementation of the institute’s Research and Innovation Policy and Strategy, which aims to turn the institute into a world-class research organization. To this end, a survey was conducted among executives, staff members, and students from the institute. The questionnaire was based on six variables: leadership, world-class policy, mission and vision, technological management, organizational change, and human resource management.  The results indicate that the model of theory-based policy is consistent with the evidence-based data. Recommendations based on the responses of the population surveyed were made along the constructs used in this study with the aim of contributing to the strengthening of the policy implementation process.