TAIST-Tokyo Tech is a post-graduate institution based on a collaboration between Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA) and a group of Thai universities.
Thailand Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (TAIST) was established inside the Science Park of NSTDA (National Science and Technology Development Agency), a cutting-edge research institute in Thailand, through international collaboration with a group of Thai universities and Tokyo Tech. TAIST-Tokyo Tech is a post-graduate institution created with the aim of fostering advanced human resources and becoming a hub for research and development in science- and technology-related fields throughout Asia, not only Thailand.
As with Tokyo Tech, the basic policy of educational research at TAIST-Tokyo Tech is to nurture highly sophisticated human resources in science and technology based on cutting-edge research.
This post-graduate institution draws out and builds on the strong points of each of NSTDA, the group of Thai universities and Tokyo Tech through international cooperation. NSTDA manages the researchers, research equipment, research projects and scholarship money, while Tokyo Tech takes care of guiding the professors in charge of the coursework and research for the master's theses, and the Thai universities handle registration for the institution. The professors supervise and guide the students to help them get their degrees.
The professors from Tokyo Tech stay in Thailand to provide guidance on education and research while a video conference system is put to use so that Tokyo Tech professors can conduct coursework from Japan and Tokyo Tech students can take part in courses being conducted in Thailand.
Limit of 30 people per master's program each year
Note: In 2018,the Rail Transportation Curriculum will be launched as a certificate program across the three programs.