Bombardier Transportation, a Canadian provider of rail technology, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mahidol University in Thailand to strengthen cooperation for graduate education and research in the field of rail transportation over the next five years.
Asst. Prof. Jackrit Suthakorn, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Mr. Gregory Enjalbert, Vice President of Bombardier Transportation Company established an academic collaboration between their respective institutions with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU). Photo: Mahidol University
Bombardier commits itself to investing in the communities where it operates by partnering with the academe. Through the MoU, the University's Faculty of Engineering supports a newly-established set of rail and logistics engineering post-graduate programmes and is Bombardier's first academic partnership in Thailand to focus on this advanced level of research and education.
"Bombardier remains fully committed to developing local talent in Thailand, as reflected in this prestigious agreement with Mahidol University. Over our 20-year presence in Bangkok, we have grown our team to over 500 employees working on some of the most advanced rail projects across the world and we place a high emphasis on deepening our academic partnerships to ensure the development of technical expertise and innovation in the industry," Gregory Enjalbert, Vice President Rail Control Solutions Asia Pacific and Managing Director Thailand, Bombardier Transportation, states.
Academic programmes and teaching, joint research in the areas of rail control and signalling, as well as the opportunity for internships and practical training, are included in the said agreement.
In Thailand, Bombardier is also developing undergraduate rail engineering education with Kasetsart University and Navamindradhiraj University's Urban Community College of Bangkok.
Since its establishment in Bangkok in 1997, Bombardier has grown a skilled local team of over 500 employees at its Regional Hub and Engineering Centre working on rail signalling, vehicle and system integration projects for Asia Pacific and globally.