About Us

Philosophy of TNI

TNI's founder, Technology Promotion Association (Thailand-Japan) or TPA, operates under the philosophy of "disseminating knowledge, building economic bases" reflecting the clear direction and goal in TPA's operation and services throughout over 45 years acting as a bridge for technology dissemination on management and engineering from Japan to Thai personnel. TPA has played a major role in cultivating human resources possessing requisite knowledge and skills contribute to the development of the Kingdom's economy.

The founding committee of TNI contemplated that the philosophies of TPA and TNI regarding organizational operation must be in accordance with each other in order to proliferate the value of activities and services as well as expand the service role by positioning TNI as an academic institute focused on creating and developing the Kingdom's personnel, a vital resource for creating new knowledge and serving as a channel for disseminating knowledge to society, especially in the industrial sector. Therefore, the TNI philosophy for operation is:



"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 vocational centre and a resource to specifically develop the Kingdom's personnel in industrial technology and administration to be excellent in academic areas, applying and disseminating knowledge to society by adhering to virtue and social conscience."



Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology aims to become one of the leading academic institutions providing high levels of knowledge in specialized fields and produce highly qualified industrial and management technology graduates who can adequately apply and disseminate those technologies to society with integrity and accountability.

Objectives of TNI

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


TNI Graduates’ Key Competencies

  • Skills based on the demands and requirements of Thai industries
  • Practical and theoretical application
  • Language skills, with ability to communicate in Japanese and English
  • Ability to work for Thailand-Japan joint venture companies or Japanese investors
  • Ability to manage own businesses

Facts & Figures

  • Total students in academic year 2017
4,432 students
1. Undergraduate  
4,215 students
2. Graduate  
217 students
  • Total faculty members (Jul 2017)      
212 persons
  • Total supporting staff (Jul 2017)
80 persons
  • In academic year 2016, there were 40 student exchange programs organized between TNI, Japanese universities and ASEAN, with 252 students from TNI and 201 students from Japan and 25 students from ASEAN taking part.  
  • There were 46 faculty members participating in exchange programs with Japanese and other academic institutions in 2016.
  • Excellence in the innovative learning style of Monodzukuri (the art, science, craft and joy of making things).
  • TNI focuses on 6 Core Values
    1. Kaizen: continuous improvement 
    2. Monodzukuri: Dedication, creativity, and development 
    3. Hansei: Accept mistakes and learn from them 
    4. Respect: Respect yourself and others 
    5. Honest: Be honest
    6. Public Interest: Consider public interest
  • Offering the curriculum that perfectly meets the needs of today’s business and industry.
  • Good opportunities for career prospects after graduation.
  • Small institute with positive environment and warm family-like ambience

TNI-Monodzukuri Concept of Program Administration

Technology advancement has been changing rapidly; therefore, TNI’s concept of program administration on the Competency-based Education prepares students to perform jobs based on the demands of entrepreneurs, where core competencies covers the following areas:

Executives Board

Assoc.Prof.Dr. Bandhit Rojarayanont
Acting Vice President of Administration Affairs

Ph.D. (Electrical Communication), Tokyo Institute of Technology, 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

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

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

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

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

Asst. Prof. Rungsun Lertnaisat
Dean of Business Administration Faculty

MBA (Marketing), Kyoto University, Japan

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

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Choompol Antarasena
Acting Vice President of Student Affairs
Dean of Engineering Faculty

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

Mr. Chartcharn Phodhiphad
Director of the Office of the President

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

Ms. Suwannapa Ruengsilkonlakarn
Director of Administration

B.A. (Political Science), Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Mr. Narong Anankavanich
Director of Academic Affairs Department

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

Mr. Surawat Yingsawad
Director of Student Affairs Department

M.A. (Physical Education) Kasetsart University, Thailand

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

M.Econ. (Economics),  Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand

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