INTERNATIONAL: The UK’s University of Birmingham and Thailand’s Suranaree University of Technology have signed a memorandum of understanding to formalise a partnership to provide railway and transport research, education and training.
The MOU is intended as the basis for international collaboration between the Birmingham Centre for Railway Research & Education and SUT, bringing together researchers working on interdisciplinary projects supporting railway, automotive and internal combustion engine and other transport industry developments. It will also facilitate opportunities for staff and research student exchanges, and foster links between the British and Thai railway and supply industries.
‘We are very pleased to welcome senior executives from SUT, who have a strong connection with the Royal Thai Government, State Railway of Thailand, and many other national agencies’, said Dr Sak Kaewunruen, Senior Lecturer in Railway & Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham. ‘We hope to grow this integral seed of relationship for long-term and mutual gains from future development and translation into practice of railway and transportation research and education.’