Bombardier Partners with Kasetsart University in Thailand to Provide Engineering Education
- Bombardier will co-operate with students and instructors of Kasetsart University to develop and promote signalling education and training
Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has agreed with Kasetsart University to provide rail engineering expertise to students and instructors for the next five years.
Bombardier has a large presence in Thailand. Its signalling engineering centre in Bangkok employs over 300 people, supporting local rail operators and executing key global projects.
Experts from Bombardier will deliver lectures on advanced signalling technology and will assist the university in developing signalling and train control courses. Bombardier will also participate with the university in various signalling and train control technology events and offer support in preparing relevant presentations and research papers. Members of the university’s engineering faculty will co-operate with Bombardier on all aspects of signalling and train control technology through advisory roles and consultancy engagements.
“Bombardier is our key strategic partner for the development of the Rail Engineering program at Kasetsart,” said Associate Professor Dr.Thanya Kiatiwat, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University. “Our students will benefit from Bombardier’s expertise in rail transportation through on-the-job training and special lectures from experts in the field, especially on signalling and rolling stock technology. This collaboration along with our industrial connections will help us achieve the goal to quickly and efficiently provide engineers, technicians, and members of staff to the Thai rail industry.”
“Bombardier’s long standing relationship with rail operators in Thailand make it the ideal partner for Kasetsart University to create an engineering talent pool in the country,” said Richard Hunter, Vice President Asia Pacific, Bombardier Rail Control Solutions. “The university’s engineering faculty and students will have access to our signalling expertise to develop their skills for future assignments. Innovation is part of the DNA at Bombardier, which has been developing export oriented activities through its large base in Thailand, supporting the country’s economic development by creating new jobs.”
More than 30 graduates from Kasetsart University have gained employment at Bombardier in recent years, with several graduates now in managerial positions. Under the partnership, Bombardier will recruit further engineers from the university over the next five years, including as part of its Global Graduate Program.
The Global Graduate Program is Bombardier's fast-track development program that prepares passionate individuals for a future leadership role within Bombardier. It has been designed for ambitious people who are seeking a global career with a world leader. The Global Graduate Program is an 18-month program combining on-the-job and off-the-job development worldwide. In three separate six-month assignments, it offers every global graduate a true business experience in different divisions, functions and countries.
About Bombardier Transportation in Thailand
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. Bombardier has been delivering products to the State Railway of Thailand (SRT) since 1964, when the first diesel locomotive was supplied. Bombardier and the SRT’s continued relationship helped to transform the rail market locally in both rolling stock and later signalling systems. In 1997, Bombardier established the Asia Pacific Regional Co-ordination Centre and Regional Engineering Base for Signalling in Bangkok.
The company is committed to providing its state-of-the-art BOMBARDIER CITYFLO and BOMBARDIER INTERFLO rail signalling technologies in the region. These reliable mass transit and mainline solutions help to move passengers in and between cities around the world, including Bangkok, Manila, Singapore and Malaysia. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany, and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
Bombardier is the world’s only manufacturer of both planes and trains. Looking far ahead while delivering today, Bombardier is evolving mobility worldwide by answering the call for more efficient, sustainable and enjoyable transportation everywhere. Our vehicles, services and, most of all, our employees are what make us a global leader in transportation.
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Photo: (from left) Clarence Paramasivam, Director of Engineering and Product Development Mass Transit, Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation; Richard Hunter, Vice President Asia Pacific, Rail Control Solutions, Bombardier Transportation; Associate Professor Dr. Thanya Kiatiwat; Dean of Engineering Faculty, Kasetsart University; and Associate Professor Vudtechai Kapilakanchana, President of Kasetsart University
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