President’s Welcome Message
Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi has gained significant recognition for our commitment to excellence and innovation in Science and Technology. Students are the most important part of our community of scholars and we value their contributions and participations. It is important to keep in mind that the students are more than just a potential workforce, and should not perceived only in the context of their situation in the labor market. Students play a key role in nation building. In a globally connected world where technology is becoming more efficient and necessary, the question that comes to mind is: Are we preparing our students to be an integrated young people for future?
In the emergence of the fourth industrial revolution, the ultimate goal is the creation of “Smart University”, indicating that automated smart systems will be utilized for the entire university. This is made possible by advancements in data collection techniques that have grown and will continue to grow in the foreseeable future.
Education in the 21st century witnessed amazing breakthroughs in educational paradigm and strategies. The advent of technological and scientific advancement ushered the “Age of Information” which fostered globalization of education. It is characterized by rapid information flow, new strategies in the learning and sharing of expertise and resources among the teachers and learners worldwide.
In response to these rapid changes, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation formulated the Roadmap for State Higher Education Reform. Such reform intends to improve efficiency, upgrade quality and enhance access to higher education. To do these, the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation strategic policy articulated programs for rationalization of State Higher Institutions, programs and resources; strengthen Quality Assurance; upgrade faculty qualification; upgrade RMUTT to international standards; modernize and enhance faculty and staff qualification and strengthen Student Financial Assistance Program.
RMUTT as the leading university in Science and Technology is at the frontline of these educational changes, technological breakthroughs and social reforms. From being under the institute of Technology and Vocational Education Act of 1975, the Institute of Technology and Vocational Educational (IVTE) was founded on February 27, 1975 as a Department under the Ministry of Education. The Institute had been adopting the key role as a tertiary education institute in offering educational programs, undertaking research, providing academic services to the community and nourishing national arts and culture. Later, the institute humbly requested a grant from His Majesty the King to use His Majesty’s name or an alternative, in the renaming of the Institute. Thus, the name Rajamangala Institute of Technology has developed and has been recognized for its high quality in education. Eventually, in accordance to the Rajamangala University of Technology Act of 2004, commencing on January 18, 2005 the 9 regional universities under the name Rajamangala University of Technology were created and RMUTT is one of the nine regional universities created by virtue of Rajamangala University Act of 2004.
The growth of RMUTT as an academic institution is an account of academic leadership in instruction, research and extension program and resource generation. With the expansion of its operation, it also enjoys the prestige of numerous achievements as a testimony to the continuing pursuit of quality education for its students at par with international leading institutions.
I am inviting students and professionals to be part of our community and encounter the dynamic smart and innovative university. On behalf of Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi I would like to welcome you to our community. Our community is thriving, thanks to the contributions of our faculty members, caring staff and talented and diverse students.
Sommai Pivsa-Art, Ph.D.
Rajamangala University of Technology