The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN)

Relating to our majority aim is to create a network served as a framework for expanding collaboration between Thailand and USA, therefore, Office of Science and Technology mainly supports Thai institutions, research organization, universities by initiating and forming scientific and technological collaboration with institutions in North America.

The Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN)

The Institute is the foundation of public and private partnerships that will provide the scientific basis for ensuring a safe, wholesome food supply as well as provide the infrastructure for contributions to national food safety programs and international food standards.


  • To increase the quantity and quality of research, which will provide the basis for sound public health policy.
  • To promote food safety and human nutrition and animal health and production through an integrated academic and regulatory science program. This includes multidisciplinary research, outreach and educational programs, and policy studies.

Agreement/MOU (click here to download the document)
Agreement of Cooperation between Office of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Thailand and The University of Maryland had been signed on March 25, 2006.

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