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AIT and Foundation for Thailand Productivity Institute (FTPI) Sign MoU for Thailand’s Industrial Advancement

04 Aug 2023
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By AIT Public Affairs

4 August 2023 – The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the Foundation for Thailand Productivity Institute (FTPI) formalized their collaborative efforts through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), solidifying their partnership.

The MoU’s primary objectives encompass a multifaceted approach:

  • A joint commitment to support operations in alignment with the shared vision and mission of both organizations.
  • A collective drive to cultivate personnel capabilities and heighten competitiveness among pertinent target groups through practical education, emphasizing ethical principles.
  • A collaborative pursuit of knowledge and activities leveraging the combined resources and cutting-edge scientific advancements of both entities to magnify benefits and elevate the potential of the target groups.
  • A strategic collaboration in crafting content and communication strategies aimed at amplifying accessibility and broadening the array of service offerings from both organizations.

The Scope of Collaboration includes the development of diverse online and offline activities, courses, projects, or services, including practical workshops and site visits. Additionally, the collaboration seeks to foster practical learning experiences that nurture essential skills and readiness for individuals venturing into relevant industries. The MoU also envisions support in research endeavors, utilizing research findings, or commercializing research work and fostering collaborative networks between organizations, personnel, and alumni/members to expand the service offerings of both organizations.

Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, President of AIT, affirmed the shared aspirations between AIT and TPI. He highlighted the intention to leverage cutting-edge scientific advancements for the development of knowledge and activities, ultimately enhancing benefits and potential for the targeted groups. “The emphasis on driving personnel capabilities and enhancing national competitiveness resonates with AIT’s endeavor to establish a flexible School of Practice, tailored to market demands and operating under diverse funding, academic, and management practices,” he said. Prof. Yamamoto expressed eagerness to collaborate on activities and courses that empower individuals entering relevant industries.

Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, AIT President
Mr. Suwanchai Lohawatanakul, TPI’s Executive Director

Mr. Suwanchai Lohawatanakul, TPI’s Executive Director, highlighted the promising collaboration envisioned in the MoU, emphasizing a shared dedication to advancing Thailand’s industrial sector and workforce through accessible pathways to business success. He expressed the intent to align with their mission, focusing on communication and accessibility, and jointly create impactful content and strategies for a wider audience reach. He affirmed that this partnership marks the start of an impactful journey towards positive change and progress in Thailand’s industrial landscape, aiming to set enduring standards and make a lasting societal impact.

The MoU marked the inception of a promising journey where AIT and TPI join forces to drive positive change and progress in Thailand’s industrial landscape. The partnership aims to set new standards of excellence, leaving a lasting impact on society while fostering growth, innovation, and prosperity.