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■NAIST Delegates Visit to Thailand

■“Study in Japan Fair”
As part of NAIST’s goal to further expand our international student population, participating in study-abroad fairs is an essential recruiting activity. Prof. Jun Ohta (Graduate School of Materials Science), Associate Prof. Kohei Ichikawa (Graduate School of Materials Science), DGE Director Sachi Ando, Shingo Saito (Chief Officer of the International Students Section), and two Thai students (Nalinthip Chanthaset and Jirayus Jiarpakdee) from NAIST participated in JASSO’s “Study in Japan Fair” that was held in central Bangkok on August 28, 2016. A former NAIST internship student from Thailand, Thanet Pakpuwadon, also joined our booth. According to JASSO, a total of 3,426 people attended this year’s fair. At the information booth, more than 80 attendees who were interested in science and technology graduate schools discussed possibilities for their education with NAIST representatives and received detailed information concerning our educational programs, research activities, scholarships, student life at NAIST, and more.

Venue for Study in Japan Fair

Delegates representing NAIST

■Kasetsart University Visit
NAIST delegates visited Kasetsart University on August 29, 2016. The visit consisted of meetings with Dr. Peerayuth Charnsethikul (Dean, Faculty of Engineering), Associate Prof. Arnon Rungsawang (Acting Assistant to the President for Information Technology), Dr. Sureerat Polsilapa (Head, Materials Engineering Department), and faculty members of the Materials and Information Engineering Departments. At the information session for engineering students, DGE Director Sachi Ando introduced NAIST, followed by Prof. Jun Ohta providing information on educational programs including internship opportunities. Also, our Thai students shared their experiences of living in Japan, joined by our former internship student from Thailand who involved in materials science research at NAIST.

Information session at the Materials
Engineering Department

DGE Director Ando introducing NAIST to
information technology students

Prof. Ohta introducing the NAIST’s internship

■Chulalongkorn University Visit
On August 30, 2016, the NAIST delegates, escorted by Associate Prof. Mana Sriyudthsak of Electrical Engineering Department, paid a courtesy visit to Dr. Bundhit Eua-arporn, the President of Chulalongkorn University, discussing our institutions’ active educational and research collaboration. Following this, the NAIST group visited Dr. Supot Teachavorasinskun (Dean, Faculty of Engineering), Dr. Komson Petcharaks (Head, Electrical Engineering Department), and other faculty members of engineering programs for meetings to discuss various educational and research opportunities. At an information session for materials engineering students, DGE Director Sachi Ando, Prof. Jun Ohta, and two current Thai students from NAIST shared information on NAIST’s educational programs, research activities, internship opportunities, and study-in-Japan experiences.

Courtesy visit to Chulalongkorn University

NAIST delegates visiting Dean of Faculty of

Delegates visiting Head of Electrical
Engineering Department

A Thai student sharing his experience at NAIST

As of August 1, 2016, there are 214 international students at NAIST, and 27 of them are from Thailand. Among these Thai students, there are 16 Kasetsart University and 6 Chulalongkorn University alumni. There is a long, active history of research and education collaboration between our faculty members and faculty members and researchers from these universities. This visit is expected to further expand educational and research opportunities for students and faculty members.