Tokyo Tech News
The 2014 TAIST-Tokyo Tech Graduation Ceremony was held on August 31, 2015 at the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), located within Thailand Science Park in Pathum Thani province, Thailand. This year, 33 students received master's degrees,and the total number of TAIST graduates now stands at 163. Many guests came together with TAIST-Tokyo Tech staff to celebrate the achievements of graduates on their special day.
TAIST-Tokyo Tech (TAIST) was established in 2007 at the request of the Thai government. It aims to form research and development centers and produce talented technically innovative individuals. TAIST is being managed in collaboration with Tokyo Tech, NSTDA, and four leading Thai universities, namely King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology of Thammasat University (SIIT/TU), and Kasetsart University (KU). TAIST will mark its 10th anniversary in 2016.
During the graduation ceremony, Dr. Omjai Saimek, vice president of NSTDA, and Dr. Toshio Maruyama, executive vice president of Tokyo Tech, delivered congratulatory speeches. First Secretary Hajime Onga, representing the Embassy of Japan in Thailand at the ceremony, also congratulated the students.
Each graduate received a certificate of completion from Dr. Maruyama and a graduation gift from Dr. Saimek. The graduates are expected to utilize the experience and knowledge acquired from the TAIST-Tokyo Tech program in their chosen paths, whether it be pursuing further research through a doctoral program at Tokyo Tech or working in a private or government organization.
This article has been updated to correct a typographical error on October 30.