Govt hopes foreign universities in Thailand to raise quality of Thai education

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BANGKOK, 24th June 2018 (NNT) – The Deputy Minister of Education stated that the government hopes the two foreign universities in Thailand will help upgrade the country's education standard. 

Deputy Education Minister Prof Dr Udom Khachinthorn disclosed that the cabinet granted Amata University the right to offer a Master's of Science (MS) in Engineering (Intelligent Manufacturing Systems) from National Taiwan University (NTU) in Thailand. The degree will focus largely on future automation and autonomous vehicles. 

With the aim to build the country's strength and to nurture Thailand as the leading hub of innovation in the Southeast Asia region, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Lad Krabang (KMITL) has also joined hands with Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to establish CMKL University. 

It is a long-term collaboration to significantly expand research and education in the areas of information, computing and autonomous technologies. The Carnegie Mellon-KMITL program will focus on collaborative education, research and faculty development programs, said the KMITL President Prof Dr Suchatchawee Suwansawas. 

The Deputy Minister of Education has confirmed the two universities were established to enhance the potential of the Eastern Economic Corridor and they will not affect the number of students in Thai universities but will upgrade quality of Thai education.

 

Source: http://thainews.prd.go.th/website_en/news/news_detail/WNSOC6106250010001

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