Education at Bangkok University offers a creative vibrant environment. Learn more about the PhD KIM program below.

A Creative University

The KIM Ph.D. program is fully aligned with BU’s mission and commitment to produce doctorate level students that will possess in-depth knowledge, skills and practice in technology, process and people based knowledge management and innovation management. Under the leadership of Ajarn Petch (the Chief Creative Officer of Bangkok University), a great amount of resources (e.g. books, online databases) and activities are organized around the creativity, knowledge and innovation topics at BU, that will create an inspiring and learning environment for students to conduct research in this field (e.g. the creativity lounge, creativity contests, international conferences hosting, etc.).

The Institute for Knowledge and Innovation Southeast Asia (IKI-SEA)

Bangkok University hosts the Institute for Knowledge and Innovation – South-East Asia (IKI-SEA). The IKI-SEA is a not for profit organization and a center of excellence in KM and innovation, which is a branch of the IKI of the George Washington University (USA), founded in 2008. The IKI-SEA combines leading-edge academic research capability with in-depth business experience to provide practical and effective business solutions to the private and public sectors, both here in Thailand as well as throughout South-East Asia. IKI-SEA provides business consultancy, training, seminars, workshops, facilitation, coaching and advisory services to help organizations implementing and leveraging KM and IM strategies and projects. Ph.D. students will have the opportunity to get involved in activities and projects organized by the IKI-SEA that will enrich their learning experience and that will allow them to better understand the current business needs of Thai and South-East Asian organizations. Learn more at

An International Network

The IKI-SEA and the Ph.D. KIM program are partners with International research centers at the University of Grenoble Alpes (France), and with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong). The IKI-SEA is also a co-founding member of the Knowledge Management Global Network (KMGN) and an International Partner of the PROMISING research program on creativity and Innovation at the Université of Grenoble Alpes. The IKI-SEA regularly organizes International Academic conferences (ICICKM, ICMLG, ICIE, IKMAP) and Practitioner conferences (Creative Bangkok, Asia Symposium on Creativity and Innovation Management (ASCIM), Global Leaders who Innovate Next Knowledge Summit (G-LINK).

The International partnerships will allow international faculty to easily come and give seminars to KIM Ph.D. students at BU, but also for BU Ph.D. students to go and conduct research in these 3 universities during their program, allowing them to get full international experience and a global view of Knowledge Management and Innovation Management approaches.