Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

Researchers establish a German-Thai center of excellence in digital engineering in Bangkok

16.05.2014

The Fraunhofer IFF and Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg and the NSTDA, the largest research organization in Thailand, are starting to set up a joint center of excellence in Bangkok. It will transfer state-of-the-art digital engineering-methods to academia and industry in Thailand.

A cooperation agreement signed in Magdeburg in October 2013, is now taking on concrete form for researchers. In a series of workshops with over one hundred attendees, they are currently in the Thai capital conferring on how they should organize the planned digital engineering center in the Science Park of the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).


The German-Thai center of excellence in Bangkok will transfer state-of-the-art digital engineering-methods to academia and industry in Thailand. Photo: Bernd Müller / Fraunhofer.

It is supposed to open at the end of the year. On the one hand, it is intended to enable students to earn degrees in this field at their universities. On the other hand it is intended to establish digital technologies in Thailand’s industry, too.

Partnerships with industry and the country’ most important universities, including those in Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen, will assure the success of both goals.

The Master’s program in digital engineering, which is unique in Germany, is going to become a dual degree program offered at Thai universities, too, in the future. Graduates will earn a dual Master’s degree recognized in both countries. 

The researchers from Magdeburg’s Fraunhofer Institute and their colleagues from Otto von Guericke University have been working together in their joint Center for Digital Engineering for years.

The Fraunhofer IFF’s Regional Office in Bangkok has been maintaining close contacts with the country’s industries and universities for years, contacts which they all intend to intensify with this opportunity.

King Mongkut’s University of Technology in Thonburi and North Bangkok, Chiang Mai University, Thammasat University, Kasetsart University, Khon Kaen University, Mae Fah Luang University and Prince of Songkla University will be involved in the center of excellence. Each of the Thai universities, with impressive enrollment figures and even as many as 60000 students, stands for one specific facet of research, e.g. engineering, medical engineering, urban and infrastructure development, the environment or logistics.

Weitere Informationen:

http://www.iff.fraunhofer.de/en/international/asean-office.html

Anna-Kristina Mahler | Fraunhofer-Institut

Further reports about: Digital Engeineering IFF Thai countries technologies

More articles from Science Education:

nachricht A Finger on the Pulse of Innovation – Worldwide
09.12.2015 | Siemens AG

nachricht Discovering Customers’ Hidden Needs
15.07.2015 | Siemens AG

All articles from Science Education >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: New study: How stable is the West Antarctic Ice Sheet?

Exceeding critical temperature limits in the Southern Ocean may cause the collapse of ice sheets and a sharp rise in sea levels

A future warming of the Southern Ocean caused by rising greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere may severely disrupt the stability of the West...

Im Focus: Superconductivity: footballs with no resistance

Indications of light-induced lossless electricity transmission in fullerenes contribute to the search for superconducting materials for practical applications.

Superconductors have long been confined to niche applications, due to the fact that the highest temperature at which even the best of these materials becomes...

Im Focus: Wbp2 is a novel deafness gene

Researchers at King’s College London and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in the United Kingdom have for the first time demonstrated a direct link between the Wbp2 gene and progressive hearing loss. The scientists report that the loss of Wbp2 expression leads to progressive high-frequency hearing loss in mouse as well as in two clinical cases of children with deafness with no other obvious features. The results are published in EMBO Molecular Medicine.

The scientists have shown that hearing impairment is linked to hormonal signalling rather than to hair cell degeneration. Wbp2 is known as a transcriptional...

Im Focus: From allergens to anodes: Pollen derived battery electrodes

Pollens, the bane of allergy sufferers, could represent a boon for battery makers: Recent research has suggested their potential use as anodes in lithium-ion batteries.

"Our findings have demonstrated that renewable pollens could produce carbon architectures for anode applications in energy storage devices," said Vilas Pol, an...

Im Focus: Automated driving: Steering without limits

OmniSteer project to increase automobiles’ urban maneuverability begins with a € 3.4 million budget

Automobiles increase the mobility of their users. However, their maneuverability is pushed to the limit by cramped inner city conditions. Those who need to...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Travel grants available: Meet the world’s most proficient mathematicians and computer scientists

09.02.2016 | Event News

AKL’16: Experience Laser Technology Live in Europe´s Largest Laser Application Center!

02.02.2016 | Event News

From intelligent knee braces to anti-theft backpacks

26.01.2016 | Event News

 
Latest News

Travel grants available: Meet the world’s most proficient mathematicians and computer scientists

09.02.2016 | Event News

Body temperature triggers newly developed polymer to change shape

09.02.2016 | Materials Sciences

Using renewable energy in heating networks more efficiently

09.02.2016 | Power and Electrical Engineering

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>