National Institute of Development Administration
|Motto||WISDOM for Change|
|Established||1 April 1966|
|Postgraduates||8,298 (2009 academic year)|
National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA; Thai: สถาบันบัณฑิตพัฒนบริหารศาสตร์) is a public graduate university in Thailand under the Commission on Higher Education, the Ministry of Education.
NIDA has 10 graduate schools aimed to serve economics and social development. One of the founding school, NIDA Business School, was the first graduate school in Thailand that offers an MBA program in Thailand. NIDA Business School received accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
History of the Institute
NIDA was founded on April 1, 1966 with initial assistance from the Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation, the Ford Foundation, and the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities (MUCIA).
At the beginning, NIDA was an autonomous institute affiliated with Thammasat University which ran its own activities and managed its own budget. Later on, a merging of the School of Public Administration from Thammasat University, part of the training work from the National Economic and Social Development Board, and part of the training and teaching work from the National Statistical Office, became a full university as Thailand’s leading educational institution concentrating exclusively on graduate studies in fields related to national development.
NIDA is one of the three leading institutions in Thailand, namely Chulalongkorn University, Thammasat University and The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), for the Joint Doctoral Program in Business Administration (JDBA) with funding from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) through the Association of Deans of South East Asian Graduate Schools of Management (ADSGM).
- Somchai Wongsawat, 26th Prime Minister of Thailand.
- Somkid Jatusripitak, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce of Thailand.
- Yongyuth Wichaidit, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior of Thailand and Leader of Pheu Thai Party.
- Anupong Paochinda, Minister of Interior in General Prayuth Chan-ocha's post-coup government and Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Army.
- Surawit Khonsomboon, Prime Minister's Office Minister of Thailand and Deputy Minister of Public Health.
- Nattawut Saikua, Deputy Minister of Commerce of Thailand and Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives of Thailand.
- Thaworn Senniam, Deputy Minister of Interior of Thailand.
- Karoon Sai-ngam, Senator of Buriram province.
- Apirak Kosayodhin, Governor of Bangkok Metropolitan Administration.
- Thanong Bidaya, Former professor of Finance and Dean from NIDA Business School who became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance under Chavalit Yongchaiyudh's Government and Thaksin Shinawatra's Government
- Somkid Jatusripitak, Former professor of Marketing from NIDA Business School who became Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce under Thaksin Shinawatra's Government
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