Professor Dr.Kamphol Panyagometh
The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), a post-graduate institute established in 1966 following His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s vision of advancing Thailand’s development through educated and competent resources. His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej once stated “Thailand must have specialists in statistics and other fields for economic development of the country”. Thus, the people and society have high expectation towards NIDA. Throughout 50 years, the Institute has been well-established and recognized as one of the top-tier educational institutes in the country. The National Institute of Development Administration continuously produces quality management agents in various fields and becomes an essential part in the nation’s development. Further, NIDA also receives positive assessments from both internal and external organizations—for instance, the Internal Quality Assessment conducted by The Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) or External Quality Assessment by The Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA).
In addition to the Institute’s educational excellence, as evidence from all faculties’ standard assurances, NIDA also have many leading faculties and personnel. The Institute has highest proportion of Ph.D. faculties, as well as highest proportion of faculties who hold academic positions in Thailand. In terms of research and academic services in various fields, NIDA is well-accepted both domestically and internationally and the Institute plays a vital role in the nation’s development and policy setting—in both public and private sectors. Additionally, the Institute also has academic networks in national and international levels; modern information technology system; well-equipped library and buildings; inviting environment; and strong alumni networks. Furthermore, it is with NIDA’s greatest pride to be part of solution-provider to the society, when needed. The Institute also emphasizes and reinforces all students, personnel, and faculties to always value moral, ethics, and righteousness for the greater public.
The National Institute of Development Administration’s next goal is to become a World Class University, with great preparation the Institute has already accomplished. That said, the changes in the world these days are drastic and fast, thus it is inevitable for the Institute to transform. I, along with my management team, am committed to move and develop NIDA towards “Transforming NIDA through Excellence, Inclusion, and Connectivity” concept in order for NIDA to successfully and sustainably cope with the changes (NIDA Sustainable Growth)—in Organizational Sustainability, Financial Sustainability and Environmental and Social Sustainability aspects through the goal of Excellence, Inclusion, and Connectivity. In order to achieve such goal, the Institute has adjusted the Incentive Alignment for NIDA’s personnel, as well as encouraged all parties to commit to the Institute’s core value “Wisdom for Change” to drive the Institute towards the desired goal and be positive change agents for the country.