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Centres and Institutes under the Auspices of UNESCO Are Stampeding towards Sustainable Development Goals 2030

UNESCO Science Centres Coordination Meeting 

Beijing Convention Centre

May 15-18, 2016

Beijing, China

UNESCO embarks a new journey as the first UNESCO Science Centres Coordination Meeting has been held in the Chinese Capital of Beijing where centres and institutes under its auspices meet for the first time.  44 out of 65 science-related category II centres and insitutes gather to brainstorm over the recently introduced UN agenda - Sustainable Development Goals 2030 or SDGs 2030 of how the centres and institutes contribute to the agenda more effectively.

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NARIT Is Driven to Prosper in Big Data Management with the Help of ICRAR.

Shangri-La Chiang Mai Hotel

Chiang Mai

April 21, 2016

 

Today, Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, Executive Director of the National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) and Prof. Peter Quinn, Executive of International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR) inked an MoU, which is expected to be a supportive force and an in-demand mechanism behind the upcoming projects between the two institutes in the near future.

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Mekong Binds Ties in Astronomy between Laos and Thailand

April 4-5, 2016

National University of Laos 

Phonsavanh School

Vientiane, Lao PDR

The National Astronomical Research Institute of Thailand (NARIT) extends its expertise to its neighbouring country – Lao PDR by organizing a workshop that reflects the most sought-after cooperative tool in engaging people to enhance public awareness in science, technology and innovation.  The workshop- “Southeast Asia Astronomy Workshop”, targeting at young university physics students and high school students from Lao PDR has been held as a pioneering project under the Southeast Asia Regional Office for Astronomy Development (SEA-ROAD) and the International Training Centre in Astronomy under the Auspices of UNESCO (ITCA) development programme.  

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Thailand-Korea’s Bond in Astronomy Turns Another Page of Prosperous History

Lotte Hotel, Seoul,

Seoul, ROK

March 24, 2016

Team Thailand led by Deputy Prime Minister, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Somkid Jatusripitak continued to cement its plans to attract investments from Korean investors during their expedition to the Republic of Korea after the successful economic team itinerary to Oman, Iran, Russian and Belarus respectively earlier this year. This trade mission was to attract the influx of Korean investments on technology in particular back to Thailand after the withdrawal of Korean mega electronic and electric companies to neighbouring countries.

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Astronomy Sees No Borders As Thailand and Australia Are Making Waves for New Collaborations

Australian Embassy

Bangkok, Thailand

March 22, 2016

Prof. Boonrucksar Soonthornthum, Executive Director of NARIT was granted a courtesy call to visit the Australian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Paul Robilliard today to discuss future collaborations on the upcoming projects initiated by both countries.  

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