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Science and technology has always been an international activity. NSTDA is working to raise its profile in the global scientific community by building partnerships with leading research agencies and educational institutions around the world. The resulting networks enable the international flow of knowledge, technology and people, and allow NSTDA researchers to benchmark their own research against some of the best research taking place in the world today.

NSTDA maintains healthy relationships with a wide range of agencies and institutions located in countries across the globe, many of which are formalized by official agreements such as MOUs.  NSTDA has bilateral collaborations with more than 20 countries in the world, including Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Israel, Japan, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Nepal, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States, Uganda, and Vietnam.

In addition, NSTDA actively participates in a number of multilateral committees/working groups including the APEC Industrial Science and Technology Working Group (ISTWG), ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (COST), ASEAN Foundation, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA).

 

 

Agricultural Research Organization (ARO)

Agricultural Research Organization (ARO)With a strong desire to transform “the barren land” into “the land of honey and milk”, Israel has focused on science and technology to help farmers ensure a year round supply of high quality agricultural produce.  Agricultural research dates back to the end of the 19th century with the establishment of the Mikveh Israel School (1870). The…

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)The vision of  Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurionto to bring life and development to Negev/ Beer-Sheva, a desert area comprising more than sixty percent of the country, led to the establishment of BGU in 1969.  BGU continues to support  David Ben-Gurion’s vision by conducting outstanding research in such fields as bio-tech, medicine, arid zone…
July 18, 2012

Diasporas & Reverse Brain Drain

Dr. Noppawan Tanpipat, Vice President of NSTDA, was panelist in diasporas discussions for a launch of the “Developing a road map for Engaging Diasporas in Development" handbook.  It was organized by IOM (International Organization for Migration) and MPI (Migration Policy Institute) on July 11, 2012 at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand. Dr. Noppawan made positive comment on the handbook. …

IBM Research Laboratory, Haifa

IBM Research Laboratory, HaifaThe IBM Research Lab in Haifa (HRL) has conducted decades of research that have been vital to IBM's success. R&D projects are being conducted today in areas such as healthcare and life sciences, discovery, verification technologies, multimedia, active management, information retrieval, programming environments, business transformation, and optimization technologies. HRL is  IBM's biggest research center outside the US.IBM…

Irrigation and Fertigation

Training onIrrigation and FertigationApril 30 –May 4, 2012Kasetsart University, Kamphaeng Saen Campus (KPS), Nakhon Pathom   Executive Summary:Water and Plant nutritions are the most essential factors for the maximum yield and quality of agricultural produces. With the situation of limited and scarce water resource in Thailand and the demand for water risen every year, the efficient Irrigation became substantial with…

MASHAV – Israel's Center for International Cooperation (MASHAV)

MASHAV – Israel's Center for International Cooperation (MASHAV)MASHAV, the organization under the Foreign Ministry of Israel, was launched in 1958 with the aim of sharing with the rest of the developing world the know-how and technologies which provided the basis for Israel’s own rapid development. Since 1958, MASHAV has trained almost 200,000 course participants from approximately 140 countries in Israel…

NSTDA and Brazil

Brazil is one of the strategic country that NSTDA aims to partner with. Brazil has one of the strongest and fastest growing science bases outside the OECD, and is an increasingly important and competitive research economy. Brazil has 0.92 researchers for every 1,000 workers. In 2008 Brazil had 46,700 people with graduate degrees, including 10,700 with doctorates and now produces…

NSTDA and EU FP7

The European Union Seventh Framework Program for Research and Technological Development (FP7) is the main mechanism by which the European Union funds research and development, both within the European Union as well as outside of Europe. This funding program has a budget of more than €50 billion between 2007 and 2013. FP money is spent on grants to European and…

NSTDA and Germany

On average, Germany registers one patent at the European Patent Office every 22 minutes–more than any other country in the world.  Germany's R&D landscape offers a unique network of university and non-university research that cooperates closely with business, industry and commerce.  Excellent academies of science, networks and clusters, as well as scientific associations also contribute to Germany’s success in the…

NSTDA and Israel

Israel, a small country but widely recognized for its science and technological achievements, has been targeted as one of NSTDA’s strategic partner countries.  Israel ranks number 1 in the world in terms of  R&D expenditure in relation to GDP (about 4.8%), and has built an extensive knowledge-based society in a relatively short time.  This small-but-cutting-edge country has sharply defined scientific…

NSTDA and Japan

Japan rose to become one of the world’s largest economies with esteem of their science and technology, which is among the best in the world.  With the recent economic crisis, Japan is now set to achieve the next new heights through research and innovation in a sustainable way while fostering human resources and making a unified effort to improve the…

NSTDA and UK-Thailand: Partners in Science

The UK and Thailand have long enjoyed a productive history of collaboration in science and technology (S&T).  Many of Thailand’s preeminent scientists began their academic and research careers at British universities and today Thailand’s universities are actively involved in joint research activities with leading UK universities.  The UK and Thailand also share a strong and vibrant economic relationship.  The European…

Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS), Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor (MOITAL)

Office of the Chief Scientist (OCS), Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor (MOITAL)OCS is the official National Agency for industrial R&D cooperation charged with promoting highly supportive policies to build Israel's industrial infrastructure, and nurturing industrial innovation and entrepreneurship. In recognition of its distance from global markets, the State of Israel enters into many international agreements to aggressively expand opportunities for…

Postharvest, Physiology, Pathology and Handling of Fresh Produces for Export

Training onPostharvest Physiology, Pathology and Handling of Fresh Produces for ExportFebruary 20-24, 2012Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel & King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi(KMUTT), Bangkok   Executive Summary:Since loss of freshness and nutrition promptly begins the minute vegetables and fruits are harvested, post-harvest technologies can help deter these losses. The advanced knowledge on postharvest technologies as well as the proper applications…
July 11, 2012

Thai Professional Conference 2012: Disaster Risk Management: Lessons Learned from USA, Japan and Europe

The Thai Professional Conference 2012 (TPC 2012) was co-organized by the Reverse Brain Drain Section of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), together with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) and Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC).  Dr. Plodprasop Suraswadi, Minister of Science and Technology, opened and delivered a  special lecture.     The conference provides…

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of JerusalemEstablished in 1925, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is a well-established research and teaching institution, encompassing humanities, science, medicine, education and agriculture.Some exceptional academic achievements:• The Nobel Prize in Economics 2005 joint-winner, Professor Robert J. Aumann from Center for Rationality Hebrew Jerusalem• Prof. Daniel Cohn of the Hebrew University’s Casali Institute of Applied Chemistry received Kaye Awards for…

The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

The Technion – Israel Institute of TechnologyIsrael's oldest university was established in 1924 in order to train young men and women in the Middle East in engineering. Today, Technion, besides being a city of advanced research, stands as Israel’s  leading scientific-technological university and one of the leading centers of research in the world.Technion to the Marketplace – Some exceptional academic…

The Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute of ScienceEstablished in 1949 as an initiative of Dr. Chaim Weizmann,  Israel’s first President and also renowned chemist. The Weizmann is committed to  playing  a key role in the development of the State of Israel, and today  the Weizmann is considered one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary research centers. Some exceptional academic achievements:• The Nobel Prize 2009 joint-winner…

Training on Irrigation and Fertigation

Training on Irrigation and Fertigation 30 September – 3 October, 2013Faculty of Agricultural Product, Maejo University, Chiangmai, Thailand   National Science and Development Agency (NSTDA) in collaboration with Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Agricultural Research Organization – Gilat Research Center and Maejo University had jointly conducted a one week training on “Irrigation and Fertigation” at Faculty of Agricultural Production, Maejo…

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