Ceremony to Commemorate the Granting of NGO Status to Kyoto University and Signing MOU between NSTDA and Kyoto University, Bangkok.

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. 

Dr. Kayo Inaba, Executive Vice-President for gender equality, international affairs, and public relation, delivered opening remarks to the attendees.

Dr. Sophol Napathorn, Vice Minister for education, Ministry of Education of Thailand, delivered a congratulatory speech.

Dr. Kanyawim Kirtikara, Vice Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology of Thailand delivered a congratulatory speech.

H.E. Mr. Shiro Sadoshima, Ambassador of the Embassy of Japan in Thailand, delivered the congratulate and appreciation speech.

Mr. Kazuhiko Hayashi, Director for International Analysis, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan, gave a congratulatory speech and expressed the appreciation to our  NGO status.

Dr. Yasuyuki Kono, Vice President for International Strategy and Director of the International Strategy Office, presented the overview of Kyoto University NGO’s status.

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.

Representing the two organizations in the signing ceremony were      Dr. Narong Sirilertworakul, NSTDA President, and Dr. Kayo Inaba,  Executive Vice-President, Kyoto University.

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.