Grab Thailand have signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) to drive technological advancement through collaboration on education and academic research.
A press release on Friday said that under the MoU, Grab Thailand and NIDA will work together to exchange and enhance knowledge sharing as well as academic studies covering a wide range of topics including society, economy, transportation, tourism - which align with national policy and plans for the development of digitality that will benefit all aspects of the nation.
The cooperation also aims to cultivate integrated learning methods in tandem with the digitised world.
The signing ceremony took place during NIDA’s 2019 national conference titled “Thailand Transformation for Sustainable Growth”, which also marked the Institute’s 53rd anniversary.
Professor Dr. Kamphol Panyagometh, NIDA president, said: “This is another important milestone for NIDA as it enhances knowledge sharing with Grab Thailand, a leading technology company that is unparalleled in terms of data, innovations and state-of-the-art management systems.
“The collaboration will drive knowledge sharing to its maximum capacity whether in class, research or in workshops. By unlocking the full potential of technology, we can also improve our human resources in response to the demands of the digital era and drive the economy, society and the country forward to further development and sustainable competitiveness on the global stage.”
Tarin Thaniyavarn, Country Head of Grab Thailand, said: “Together, through the exchange of learning, data insights, innovations and first-hand experience from our executives, we will support the technological advancement of Thailand.
“Grab is SEA’s leading super app and technology company which is well-positioned to provide support to NIDA both in terms of education and academic research. Most importantly, this cooperation also supports the government’s policy to promote the use of technology for national development in areas related to society, the economy, transportation and tourism.”