Agreement marks a first step towards Amata University

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Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Minister of Education and Mr. Vikrom Kromadit, Chief Executive Officer of AMATA Corporation PCL. have signed an agreement for the establishment of “AMATA University” at AMATA City Chonburi.

On 6th August 2018 at Rajavallop Building, Ministry of Education, Dr. Teerakiat Jareonsettasin, Minister of Education and Mr. Vikrom Kromadit, Chief Executive Officer of AMATA Corporation PCL and AMATA University’s license holder, have signed the agreement to establish “AMATA University” at AMATA City Chonburi, the 1st license under the new initiative of Thai Ministry of Education to improve education in the EEC area of Thailand.

Under the agreement, AMATA University will initiate the collaboration with National Taiwan University to open Master of Science in Engineering (M.S.) program focusing on intelligence manufacturing system which is expected to contribute greatly on the development of EEC area where most of the biggest industrial players are located. This initiative is the strategic move, leading by Thai Government together with private sector and international education partners, which will be one of the key development models to achieve the goal of Thailand 4.0

Dr. Teerakiat has pointed out the importance of private sector involvement in developing human resource in EEC area and re state the important of these special educational regulations under Section 44 of the Interim Constitution of Thai Government which allows foreign educational institutions, both higher education and undergraduate level, to set up and operate in the EEC area.

AMATA University is the part of AMATA’s strategic project namely “AMATA EDUTown”, The World class University Town where AMATA will coordinate with different international Top-rank Educational partners on different selected area of expertise (starting with National University of Taiwan) and working closely with more than 1,300 companies within AMATA City. Currently, there are 6 educational institutions already in operation in AMATA City and more than 20 R&D facilities that operate by AMATA’s partners and customers. The area where AMATA EDUTown is located will be started the construction within the 2nd half of 2019.

“With more than 300,000 people working in AMATA’s area, the location and the conditions of AMATA City Chonburi is one the best in ASEAN to set up the University Town, AMATA EDUTown, where educational sector can be working closely with industrial sector and sharing the common amenities that suitable for learning environment. AMATA Corporation and its subsidiaries can provide the basic infrastructure and supporting facilities with quick-entry and light-access collaboration model to any potential educational partners that working in AMATA EDUTown area”, said Mr. Vikrom Kromadit.

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