Message from Executive.

MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE

001234 Message from the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
H.E. Peter Prugel
Ambassador of The Federal Republic of Germany to Thailand

Dear friends of TGGS,
10 years of Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering call for a celebration. And as we celebrate the TGGS, we celebrate 10 years of continuous cooperation between RWTH Aachen University and KMUTNB. With both partners constantly striving for improvement, TGGS is a fine example of academic cooperation between Germany and Thailand. I am particularly impressed that the ongoing cooperation is so full of life and activity. Numerous events -such as TGGS recent open house and summer camp and more exciting activities planned for the coming months – make TGGS a particularly dynamic project. I am convinced that this is the right approach to tackle today’s challenges, such as quickly developing industry and labour markets within the ASEAN region.

Well done, TGGS!
With best wishes

001235 Message from the Rector of RWTH Aachen University
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-lng. Ernst Schmachtenberg
Rector of RWTH Aachen University

Dear friends and partners at TGGS and KMUTNB,
10 Years is an anniversary that we can be proud of. In any partnership, the partners need time to get to know each other, learn to communicate and try out different strategies to work together effectively. We have overcome this learning phase, and TGGS is now ready to take on the challenges of the future and prosper to become a leading institution in the AEC. Our concept of an International Graduate School of Engineering seems to have anticipated the economic integration of the ASEAN community, and -as this event coincides with our anniversary- our timing could not have been better. I am excited that our partnership allows RWTH Aachen University to be part of this important development in the South-East Asian region.

Let us enjoy what we have achieved and keep up the enthusiasm to excel!

Yours truly

001236 Message from the KMUTNB Council Chairman
Prof. Dr. Kasem Suwannagul
KMUTNB Council Chairman

It is my pleasure to extend my warmest congratulations to The Sirindhorn International Thai-German Graduate School of Engineering (TGGS) on its remarkable achievements over the past 10 years.

TGGS was established in 2005 as an international graduate engineering school that adapts the German engineering educational methodology and standard as well as to incorporate the industry-oriented engineering education similar to the RWTH Aachen Model. Throughout its first 10 years, TGGS has proven itself as an excellent example of an engineering school that established close linkage with the industry. This linkage improves the knowledge transfer between academic institutions and industry, which is essential for the development of science and technology in Thailand.

I am confident that TGGS will continue to strive to provide excellence in academics and research for many more years to come.

001237 Message from the KMUTNB President
Prof. Dr. Teravuti Boonyasopon
KMUTNB President

The year 2015 holds particular significance for TGGS, marking an exciting milestone of organizational growth and acceptance achieved through persistent Thai-German collaboration efforts and sheer perseverance.

Since the founding of this joint institution by KMUTNB and RWTH Aachen University, TGGS has been committed to releasing potential practices in engineering and business education. The predominant emphasis is placed not only on industry-oriented direction, but also on academic professionalism alongside personal and career empowerment. Over these years, TGGS has nurtured talented students and graduates who have become influential force for the furtherance of human resources and technological development, rendering the School a pre-eminent higher education institution in this globalized era.

On the memorable occasion ofTGGS’s 10th anniversary, I would like to commend all those who have contributed towards its achievements. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the German Government and RWTH Aachen University whose tremendous support has proved critical to the corporate’s continued progress. By the same token, we are grateful to an excellent team of faculty, research and administrative staff for their hard work, dedication and limitless enthusiasm.

Last but not least, special thanks are due to all student participants, whose faith in organizational capacities and academic strengths assist TGGS to stay true to its mission encapsulating international quality education and a continue strive towards outstanding standards and significant accomplishment.

On behalf of faculty, staff and administration and the entire KMUTNB community, I wish
TGGS a momentous celebration and every success in its future endeavors.

001238 Message from the Former TGGS Director
Prof. Dr. Banleng Sornil
Former TGGS Director (from 2005 to 2010)

Congratulations on the 1oth anniversary of TGGS. Ten years is a relatively short period of time for developing a graduate school of engineering. However, with continuous contribution and effort from RWTH Aachen University and KMUTNB, TGGS has become a great example of an industry oriented engineering school in Thailand and its region.

I express sincere gratitude to all administrative staff, faculties and students who played a crucial role to create the historical base of TGGS’s early years. In offering my very best wishes, I believe that a bright future will hold for TGGS in the next decade and beyond.

001239 Message from the Former TGGS Director
Prof. Dr. Prayoot Akkaraekthalin
Former TGGS Director (from 2011 to 2013) and Former TGGS Dean (from 2013 to 2014)

As a former TGGS Director and Dean, I really appreciate the valuable time that I was working with professional academic and supporting staffs. Most of the works at TGGS are related to industrial R&D which are useful for the growth of the industry. Many projects have been joined by professors from RWTH Aachen University with external funding. I have found that TGGS has been known more by industry. The study programs are also attractive as we can see the increased number of applications in the past years.

Congratulations for the 10 years anniversary and the success of TGGS. I believe the TGGS model can help solving problems from the industry to bring high level of economic growth for not only Thailand but also all ASEAN countries.

001240 Message from the Former TGGS Director
Asst. Prof. Dr. Monpilai Narasingha
TGGS Dean

Since the establishment ofTGGS with the academic cooperation between RWTH Aachen University and KMUTNB in 2005, TGGS has developed rapidly through the years and now offers 3 international doctoral programs in addition to 2 international master programs in engineering with 8 research disciplines, based on the RWTH Aachen University model of industry- oriented engineering education. The well-established partnership between the two leading Universities of Technology has reflected the flagship of academic and scientific cooperation between Germany and Thailand throughout the progress of TGGS.

On behalf of TGGS, I would like to express my deep appreciation to the German Government, RWTH Aachen University, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Goethe Institute, German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (GTCC) as well as company partners for continual support. I am confident in the strength and potentials of TGGS and close Thai-German cooperation that TGGS will grow to be a leading institution in engineering for a knowledge-based, green and creative economic and society of the 21st century in a near future.