On 28 September 2018, Kyoto University pleased to announce the official status as NGO in Thailand to the public and private sectors in Thailand and Japan. The Kyoto University ASEAN Center established the office in Thailand since 2014 and was granted to operate as NGO under the name of “National University Corporation Kyoto University” provided by Thailand’s Ministry of Labor. With this new status, we aimed to enhance and strengthen the international collaboration for the university’s research and education in Thailand and ASEAN region. This ceremony organized by Kyoto University ASEAN Center at Pullman Grand Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
Within the ceremony, we were honored to have distinguished guests and delegates from Thailand and Japan to attend our ceremony.
Above from the mentioned, we also held the signing of the MOU between NSTDA and Kyoto University. In accordance with the JASTIP project, Kyoto University, and the National Science and Technology Development Agency currently collaborate and contribute for doing research in the fields of Biomass. The MOU was signed by Dr. Kayo Inaba, Executive Vice-President, and Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President. This MOU aimed to expand the networking, research activities, and other mutual interest in ASEAN region.
We do deeply appreciate for all of the efforts towards Kyoto University ASEAN Center. This NGO status in Thailand will enable us to promote the university in education, collaborate in science and technology research, strengthen up the academic networking, as well as enhance and contribute the on-going activities between ASEAN countries and Japan.