On August 30, 2023, Vice President of RMUTT, Associate Professor Dr. Sumonman Niamlang, paid an official visit to Shaanxi Institute of Technology (SXIT) and had a meeting with Party Secretary Mr. Zhang Weiping. This meeting was scheduled in accordance with the visit of Mr. Zhang Yongjun, Vice President of SXIT, who was welcomed by Associate Professor Dr. Sommai Pivsa-Art, President of RMUTT, on August 15, 2023.
SXIT is a Chinese vocational school located in Shaanxi province. The school specializes in advanced military technologies and innovations including weapons, equipment, and airplanes used for territory defense. With approximately 16,000 students and 900 academic staff, SXIT is recognized as a leader in the vocational school industry for defense. Currently, RMUTT and SXIT had collaborated in 2022 through “Jingshi Project” which involving partnership companies alongside Chinese vocational schools. This project is a part of “One Belt, One Road” policy and is one of the international cooperation efforts between China and foreign countries.
RMUTT and SXIT have formed a partnership to advance their mechatronics technology programs. SXIT is leading the collaboration by installing a robotics training set at RMUTT, providing training to RMUTT’s instructors on how to use the equipment, and cooperating in organizing student exchange programs between the two institutions. These exchange programs include cultural and technological activities and is available for both Thai and Chinese students for a duration of 2 weeks up to 2 months. The first group of exchange students is scheduled to commence in November of this year.
The visit of the Vice President of RMUTT aimed to strengthen their partnership by exchanging at least 20 RMUTT students for the Robotics training program in November 2023. The first training course will last 2 weeks at SXIT. Additionally, the institute will expand its academic cooperation by organizing a cultural exchange program for SXIT’s students which will last 1-2 weeks.