History Of KMITL
Collaboration 1: December 12, 1978
The agreement of Japanese technical cooperation in the fields of computer, solid-state electronics, and electrical engineering was signed. This is the initiation of establishment of Electronics Research Center in Faculty of Engineering today.
Collaboration 2: December 15, 1987
The agreement of Japanese technical cooperation in the fields of telecommunications, broadcasting, data communication and mechanical engineering in the period 1988 – 1993 was signed so thst many Japanese experts were dispatched to KMITL for the collaborative researches. This also becomes the initiation of faculty and students exchange program between KMITL and official/private organizations in Japan.
Collaboration 3: October 1, 1992
The agreement of cooperation for Pan-Pacific Regional Telecommunications Network Experiment and Research by Satellite between KMITL and the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications of Japan (MPT), known as the ‘PARTNERS’ project, was signed. This project carried out international experiments using satellite communications, organized by MPT, with the collaboration from Japan institutions such as National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) (formerly Communications Research Laboratory, CRL), National Space Development Agency (NASDA) and National Institute of Multimedia Education (NIME). The project was successfully concluded at the end of March 1996. The new POST-PARTNERS was soon to follow in order to promote international cooperation for space activities and to support scholars working in fields of education, health, and environment surveillance. Though the POST-PARTNERS project was successfully terminated in March 2002, but the networking of international linking on research and development in these areas is still active.
Collaboration 4: July 25, 1997
The agreement of technical cooperation for the establishment of the Research Center for Communications and Information Technology (ReCCIT) was signed. Through the collaboration from Japanese Government for ReCCIT was successfully terminated in September 2002, but ReCCIT becomes one of the research centers of excellence of KMITL today in major fields of information and communication technology.
In 2007, two new research centers of excellence, specifically on nanotechnology and data storage technology, have been founded with collaboration from National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Thailand. The mission of the centers is to provide higher education and advance research and knowledge in their related technical areas.
Since the establishment of KMITL in 1960, the grand exhibitions of research and development of KMITL had been organized 5 times, in June 1976, June 1983, June 1987, July 1996 and November 2006. Their Majesties the King and Queen and Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously opened these grand exhibitions and shown their most attention on the various research and development results of KMITL.