About

About TGGS

The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS) is a public-private partnership established with strong support from the Thai and German government for engineering education, technology, innovation, and business development in Thailand and South-East Asia. Its industry-oriented engineering master and doctorate education concept combines teaching and research based on the successful model of RWTH-Aachen University, Germany, one of Europe’s leading technical university.

Mission

1. To educate engineering graduates for industrial needs with international standards
2. To create networking with top universities around the world
3. To produce innovative research for industrial needs
4. To proactively manage organization under good governance
5. To provide engineering services for society with international standards
6. To be a learning-based organization

Vision

Leading international graduate school of engineering for industrial research.

History

Following almost 50 years of Thai-German cooperation in King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), TGGS is now the living continuation of this long lasting partnership. KMUTNB, the partner to the Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH Aachen) in developing TGGS, has over many years adopted elements of the German system and has grown up to be a university since 1986. Today, KMUTNB is one of the larger technical universities in Thailand with more than 20,000 students. TGGS is an autonomous International Graduate School of Engineering within KMUTNB (Teaching in English) and has its own autonomous Thai-German administration.

TGGS Milestones

  • 1996: The letter of intent signed by RWTH Aachen on developing a new “Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering“ in Thailand based on the RWTH Aachen Model of engineering education.
  • 1997: The core network between KMUTNB, RIT, RWTH Aachen, BMBF, MWF NRW, MUA Thailand, the Embassies and the first industrial sponsors was established.
  • 1999: Signing a Memorandum of Understanding between RWTH Aachen, KMUTNB, RIT and DIHT with support in Bangkok through GTCC.
  • 2001: Launching of the substantial project support through DAAD, RWTH-MWF target agreement, start of first M.Sc. courses at TGGS in November 2001.
  • 2004: TGGS Contract of October 22 (25 Mio. EUR budget 2006-2011). The Foundation stone of the 11-story TGGS building was laid in November.
  • Since 2005: Privilege of TGGS to carry the name of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.
  • Since Mid 2006: Transitional TGGS offices in KMUTNB New Research Building, also recruiting of own TGGS permanent academic staff.
  • 2007: Completion of the TGGS building and move into new offices. TGGS Co. Ltd. registered in October 26. Purchasing of first basic equipment for TGGS.
  • 2008: TGGS Co. Ltd. received its BoI Certificate in February 2008. The TGGS Autonomy and TGGS Council established officially in June 2008. The extension of labs and starting of R&D projects. Two Ph.D programs and 8 Master programs were started.
  • 2009: Delivery of significant R&D equipment from RWTH Aachen to TGGS.
  • 2011: The second agreement between RWTH Aachen and KMUTNB was signed (agreement contract from 2012-2015).
  • 2012: – RWTH Seed Fund granted to TGGS.
    -First RWTH Aachen University students at TGGS.
  • 2015: – Renewal of the MoU between TGGS.
    – KMUTNB and RWTH Aachen University.
    – RWTH Seed Fund and Boost Fund granted to TGGS.
    – CRDC-FC opening ceremony.
  • 2016: – TGGS Dean as a member of the Board of Directors of GTCC.
    – First Group of TGGS Students at RWTH Aachen University Summer School
  • 2017: – CRDC-FC University Industrial Engineering Camp
    – TGGS-RWTH Aachen joint SEA roadshow
    – Rector of RWTH Aachen University, Univ. Prof. Dr. -Ing. Ernst M.
    Schmachtenberg visited TGGS, KMUTNB
    – Equipment endowment from RWTH Aachen University to TGGS.
    – Smart Faculty project kick-off; Academic Affairs Information Management System (AIMS)
    – Coordinator of The German Thai Railway Partnership (GTRP) subworking Group research and development.
    – Bridging the Grids-Symposium on Smart Mobility, in coopration between TGGS,
    RWTH Aachen University and Hongil University.