Bangkok, Thailand, October 14, 2020 - Delta Electronics (Thailand) PCL. and King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) signed a five-year MOU for joint promotion and development of education in IoT system and information technology and engineering. This agreement aims to enhance sustainable economic development in line with Thai government policy.
The MOU's objectives are to facilitate the successful transfer of knowledge from private companies to educational institutions and encourage students to develop knowledge and skills through actual practice. In addition, it aims to support the exchange of knowledge between both sides and develop the potential of both teachers and students in the KMITL Faculty of Engineering.
Under the agreement, Delta will participate in developing a curriculum in response to the country's human resources policy in the fields of IoT system and information technology and engineering. Both parties will cooperate in research and development and in organizing training seminars, testing and providing academic advice related to IoT system and information technology and engineering.
Delta has a short-term goal to set up a demo room at the Department of Computer Engineering at the KMITL Faculty of Engineering to facilitate training in room controller, building automation and micro-datacenter solutions. Long-term, Delta will explore opportunities for expert engineers to be guest lecturers in specialized courses on product implementation and program configuration.
Mr. Curtis Ku, Delta Regional Business Director, and Mr. Yongyuth Pakdoungjan, Delta Senior Director of Government and Public Affairs Department, signed on behalf of Delta and Associate Professor Dr. Somyot Kiatvanichwilai, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, and Associate Professor Mr. Boonchana Phurahong, Lecturer at Department of Computer Engineering, signed on behalf of KMITL.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Curtis Ku, Delta's Regional Business Director, said, "We are excited to build on the strong partnership we have with KMITL by supporting the development of Thailand's IoT system and information technology education. This not only enhances our collaboration in industrial automation education but also aligns well with the government's Thailand 4.0 policy and Delta's commitment to supporting the country's smart industry transformation."
Previously, Delta set up an industrial automation lab at KMITL, which is a partner institution in the Delta Automation Academy. The Delta Automation Academy provides faculty with training in the latest automation technology and a curriculum to train Thai engineering students using advanced automation equipment donated by Delta, including industrial robots, PLC, HMI and servo systems.
The Delta Automation Academy has trained over 800 Thai engineering students at Delta Automation Labs in Thailand's top universities including: Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Burapha University and King Mongkut's University of Technology campuses in North Bangkok and in Thonburi.