About TNI

Philosophy of TNI

Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan), the TNI's founder, has been operated under the philosophy of "disseminating knowledge, building economic base" reflecting the clear direction and goal in the operation and services of TPA thoroughly over 45 years which as a bridge of technology dissemination on management and engineering from Japan to the Thai personnel widely, TPA has taken a major part in cultivating human resources to be competent in knowledge and skills in order to help develop the Kingdom's economy.

TNI establishing committee contemplated that the philosophy of TPA and TNI regarding organizational operation must be in accordance with each other in order to proliferate the value of activities and services and expand the servicing role by aiming TNI to be an academic institute focusing on creating and developing the Kingdom's personnel, a resource for creating new knowledge and a channel for disseminating knowledge to society, especially industrial sector. Therefore, the TNI philosophy for operation is for


"Developing knowledge, enriching industry for economy and society"



"Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology is an academic institute which was established to be an academic and high-level specific vocational centre, a resource to develop the Kingdom's personnel in industrial technology and administration to be excellent in academic area, applying and disseminating knowledge to society by adhering virtue and social conscience"


Thai-Nichi wants to become one of the leading academic institutions in Thailand which provides high level of knowledge in specialized fields and produce highly qualified graduates in industrial and management technology who can adequately apply and disseminate those technologies to the society with integrity and accountability

Objectives of TNI

The objectives for establishing TNI is to provide education at undergraduate level focusing on technology, social sciences and humanities. The TNI's missions are teaching, producing graduates, conducting researches, providing academic services to society and maintaining arts and culture of the Kingdom which are

  • to provide education at undergraduate and graduate levels in the fields of science, technology, social sciences and humanities by focusing on practice and theoretical knowledge,
  • to be a leading academic institute in the area of research and development and to create modern knowledge continuously,
  • to be the center of competent academics and consultants of the nation as well as to promote the cooperation of high level knowledge research, to strengthen the role of researchers in creating the enterprise and industry in Thailand,
  • to transfer technology from Japan and other countries by linking the relationship with academic institutes, governmental and private organizations in Japan and other countries in order to create cooperation by exchanging in term of experts, research and development programs, educational trainings and study tours to other countries,
  • to provide academic services to society such as short-term courses, trainings, consultancy for industrial entrepreneurs as well as the exchange of knowledge in technology to entrepreneurs, administrators, engineers and industrial technicians,
  • to encourage activities which help preserve and arts and culture of Thailand and Japan.

TNI Graduates’ Key competences

  • Skills based on the demand of Thai industry
  • Practice and theory application
  • Language skills, be able to communicate in Japanese and English
  • Working for Thailand-Japan joint venture companies or Japanese investors
  • Managing their own business

TNI-Monodzukuri Concept of Program Administration

Technology advancement has been rapidly changed; therefore, TNI’s concept of program administration on the Competency-based Education to prepare students for performing their jobs based on demand of entrepreneurs.  The competency covers the following areas:

  • Technical competency, which is the specific competency of every certain course.  Every program aims their students to be practitioners and experts in applying theories, principles, concepts and technologies into their work through different teaching processes such as working in workshops, conducting projects, taking study tours and training for the entrepreneurs, inviting Thai and Japanese experts to share experiences and study tours to Japan, etc.
  • Managerial competency, TNI provides basic knowledge and skills in business administration for entrepreneurs that can be applied in the levels of individual, group and organization, therefore, TNI graduates shall have high potentials for prospect careers.
  • Language Competency, TNI concerns about eh significance of communication, knowledge and the exchange of knowledge and borderless technology.  Therefore, TNI emphasizes language competency in speaking, reading and writing.  Apart from English courses and elective courses, TNI students have language competency in English and Japanese business communication so that they can be competitive in labor market and have opportunity for continuing their further study in Japan and other countries.
  • Ethics and Human Relation competency, TNI adds teamwork concept and ethics in performing their work in every program.  TNI graduates can utilize their discretion to analyze and make decision in any operation by considering principle of rightfulness and justice.

Board of Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology Council

ดร.สุพงศ์ ชยุตสาหกิจ

Dr.Supong Chayutsahakij

Vice Chairman of The Executive Board Bangkok Expressway PCL
D.B.A. (Management) Phranakhon Rajabhat University, Thailand

Dr. Surapan  Meknavin
Vice Chairman of TNI Council
President  of Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan)
Managing Director of the Guru Square Co.,Ltd.
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Sucharit  Koontanakulvong
Board Member
D.Eng. (Agricultural Engineering)
Kyoto University, Japan

Assoc.Prof.Dr.Virach Aphimeteetamrong
Board Member 

Chairman of Dr. Virach and Associates Public Accounting Firm
Ph.D. (Finance), University of Illinois, USA

Assoc.Prof.Pranee Jongsutjarittam
Board Member 
Former Vice Dean of Research and Academic Services Department, Kasetsart University  M.I.A. (Japanese Literature) Tsukuba University, Japan
Assoc.Prof.Dr.Bandhit Rojarayanont
Board Member and President of Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology (TNI)
D.Eng. (Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering)
Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
นายวิวัฒน์ พนมไพฑูรย์

Mr.Chirapan Oulapathorn
Board Member

President of the Sumipol Corporation Ltd.
MBA.Executive (EXMBA) Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University
Dr.Sumate Yamnoon
Board Member

Assoc.Prof.Pichit  Lumyong
Board Member

B.Eng.(Electrical Engineering), King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL)
M.Eng.(Electrical Engineering), King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL)


Dr.Krissanapong Kirtikara
Board Member

Adviser to the University, King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT)
Ph.D. (Electrical Engineering) University of Glasgow, UK

Assoc.Prof.Dr.Pornanong Budsaratragoon 
Board Member 
DBA. (Finance), Chulalongkorn University 
MBA. (MIS), University of Dallas, USA
B.B.A. in Quantitative Analysis, Chulalongkorn University
Prof.Dr.Wiwut Tanthapanichakoon 
Board Member
Asst.Prof.Rungsun Lertnaisat 
Board Member (Representatives of Faculty Members)
MBA (Marketing), Kyoto University, Japan
นายชาติชาญ  โพธิ์พาด
Mr.Chartchan Phodhiphad 
Director of Office of the President
M.Sc. (Human Resource and Organization Development), NIDA

Executives of Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology

รศ.กฤษดา   วิศวธีรานนท์

Assoc.Prof.Krisada  Visavateeranon

M.Eng. (Electrical Engineering), Kyoto University, Japan

Assoc.Prof.Dr.Pichit Sukcharoenpong
Vice President of Research and Academic Services and Dean of Graduate School

Ph.D. (Industrial Engineering and Management), Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

ดร.บัณฑิต  โรจน์อารยานนท์

Mrs.Pornanong Niyomka Horikawa
Vice President of International, Public Relations and Scholarships

M.Econ. (Economics), Hitotsubashi University, Japan

Assoc.Prof.Dr.Choompol Antarasena

Acting Vice President of Student Affairs

Dean of Engineering Faculty

Ph.D. (Electronics), INSA Touluse, France

ศ.ดร. สุระ เลขะกุล

Assoc.Prof.Dr.Ruttikorn Varakulsiripunth
Dean of Information Technology Faculty

Ph.D. (Electrical and Communications Engineering), Tohoku University, Japan

อาจารย์รังสรรค์	เลิศในสัตย์

Asst.Prof.Rungsun Lertnaisat
Dean of Business Administration Faculty

M.B.A (Marketing), Kyoto University, Japan

รศ.ดร.เพ็ญแข	ประจนปัจจนึก

Asst.Prof.Dr.Wanwimon Roungtheera
Dean of College of General Education and Languages

Ph.D.(Japanese Language and Culture), Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Japan

อาจารย์ชาติชาญ โพธิ์พาด

Mr.Chartcharn Phodhiphad
Director of the Office of the President

M.Sc.(Human Resource and Organization Development) , National Institute of  Development Administration

 คุณสุวรรณภา	เรืองศิลป์กลการ

Ms.Suwannapa Ruengsilkonlakarn
Director of the Administration Department

B.A.(Political Science), Chulalongkorn University

อาจารย์ณรงค์	อนันควานิช

Mr.Narong Anankavanich
Director of Academic Affairs Department

M.S.(Mechanical Engineering), University of Florida, U.S.A.

อ.สุรวัชร  ยิ่งสวัสดิ์

Mr.Surawat Yingsawad
Director of Student Affairs Department

M.A.(Physical Education), Kasetsart University 

Ms.Supaporn Hempongsopa
Director of International, Public Relations and Scholarships

M.Econ.(Economics), Ramkhamhaeng University


Thai-Nichi wants to become one of the leading academic institutions in Thailand which provides high level of knowledge in specialized fields and produce highly qualified graduates in industrial and management technology who can adequately apply and disseminate those technologies to the society with integrity and accountability