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NIMS Concludes a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Science and Technology Development Agency of Thailand

2015.01.30
(2015.02.04 Update)


(January 30th, 2015) President Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda of NIMS signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) of Thailand at the International House of Japan in Tokyo. H.E. Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Science and Technology, and H.E. Mr. Thanatip Upatising, Thai Ambassador to Japan, witnessed the signing. The presence of two dignities reinforces importance of this MOU and the research collaboration between the two institutions.

"* (left to right): Dr. Eiji Muromachi, Executive Vice President of NIMS, Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda, President of NIMS, H.E. Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Science and Technology, H.E. Mr. Thanatip Upatising, Thai Ambassador to Japan, Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, President of NSTDA, and Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director of NANOTEC." Image

* (left to right): Dr. Eiji Muromachi, Executive Vice President of NIMS, Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda, President of NIMS, H.E. Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Science and Technology, H.E. Mr. Thanatip Upatising, Thai Ambassador to Japan, Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool, President of NSTDA, and Prof. Sirirurg Songsivilai, Executive Director of NANOTEC.



The National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) is an autonomous state agency, a member of Ministry of Science and Technology, responsible for driving the scientific and technological capabilities of Thailand. Its roles include research and research funding, technology transfer, human resources development and S&T infrastructure, collaborating closely with academic institutes, other government agencies and industries, domestically and internationally. NSTDA and NIMS concluded the first MOU, effective for five years, in 2009. Since then, NIMS has been actively collaborating with National Nanotechnology Center (NANOTEC) and National Metal and Materials Technology Center (MTEC) of NSTDA. Two e-ASIA trilateral research projects, with NANOTEC and MTEC, respectively, have been successfully under way with the Institute of Materials Science (IMS) of Vietnam.

This MOU will not only reinforce the existing collaboration with the two research centers but also envisage new and broader cooperation with the extensive NSTDA operation.

(*: Photo courtesy of NANOTEC)



Additional Pictures

H.E. Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Science and Technology, delivering a congratulatory address

H.E. Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Science and Technology, delivering a congratulatory address

NIMS President Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda delivering a welcoming address

NIMS President Prof. Sukekatsu Ushioda delivering a welcoming address

President Ushioda (left) and NSTDA President Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool (right) signing the MOU

President Ushioda (left) and NSTDA President Dr. Thaweesak Koanantakool (right) signing the MOU