Established on April 1, 1966, NIDA is an institution for higher education under the Office of Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education. At its infancy, NIDA received initial help from the Faculty of Political Science, Thammasat University, Department of International Affairs, Ford Foundation, and Midwest University Consortium for International Affairs (MUCIA), acquiring a portion of educating and training programs from Office of National Economic and Social Development.

History of NIDA

Resolution, Vision, and Mission


Conceived by H.M. King Bhumipol Adulyadej (King Rama IX), NIDA has therefore strictly adhered to the royal speech given at the Institute’s very first commencement ceremony for graduation on November 19, 1970 as the guiding principles for transferring knowledge…


“International Institute for Societal Wisdom and Cultivation of Leaders for Sustainable Development” The vision transpires onto three expected outcomes:
1.Wisdom for Sustainable Development
2.Leaders for Future Changes
3.Contributions for Community and Society


To realize NIDA’s vision, the missions that must be accomplished are the following:

1.Cultivate leaders with wisdom and integrity for national development.
2.Create knowledge and research in development administration…


About NIDA

Professor Tippawan Lorsuwannarat, Ph.D.

President of NIDA

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. (Administrative Studies), York University, Canada
  • M.E.S. (Information Management), York University, Canada
  • Diploma (Managerial Control and Management Information System), Research Institute for Management Science (RVB), the Netherlands
  • M.P.A. (Public Policy), National Institute of Development Administration, Thailand
  • B.A. (Economics), Thammasat University, Thailand

Area of Expertise

  • Modern Organization
  • Modern Management
  • Public Budgeting, Public Governance
  • Organization Innovation
Profile of the President

Vice Presidents

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Assoc. Prof. Prapon Sahapattana, Ph.D.

Vice President for Administration and Digital Technology

Dr. Wisakha Phoochinda

Professor Wisakha Phoochinda, Ph.D.

Vice President for Research and Academic Services

Dr. Sombat Kusumavalee

Assoc. Prof. Sombat Kusumavalee, Ph.D.

Vice President for Academic and International Affairs

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Assoc. Prof. Amornrat Apinunmahakul, Ph.D.

Vice President for Planning and Community Engagement

Assistants to the President

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Asst.Prof. Pattrawut Charoenroop, Ph.D.

Assistant to the President for International Affairs

Dr. Chandra nuj Mahakanjana

Assoc. Prof. Chandra-nuj Mahakanjana, Ph.D.

Assistant to the President for Student and Alumni Relations

Dr.Asawin Nedpogaeo

Assoc. Prof. Asawin NedpogaeoProfessor

Assistant to the President for Corporate Communications


About NIDA

Siwiga Dusadenoad, Ph.D.

Dean, Graduate School of Applied Statistics

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Assoc. Prof. Kullatip Satararuji, Ph.D.

Dean, Graduate School of Communication Arts Management and Innovation

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Assoc. Prof. Pakpong Pochanart, Ph.D.

Dean, Graduate School of Environmental Development Administration

Dr. Paithoon Monpanthong

Asst. Prof. Paithoon Monpanthong, Ph.D.

Dean of Graduate School of Tourism Management

Dr.Sorasart Sukcharoensin

Professor Sorasart Sukcharoensin, Ph.D.

Dean, Graduate School of Development Economics

Dr.Sid Suntrayuth

Asst. Prof. Sid Suntrayuth, Ph.D.

Dean, International College

Dr.Chiraprapha Akaraborworn

Professor Chiraprapha Akaraborworn, Ph.D.

Dean of School of Human Resource Development

Dr. Kasma Suwanarak

Assoc. Prof. Kasma Suwanarak, Ph.D.

Dean, Graduate School of Language and Communication

Dr. Jaray Singhakowinta

Asst. Prof. Jaray Singhakowinta, Ph.D.

Dean of School of Social Development and Management Strategy

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Assoc. Prof. Ploy Suebvises, Ph.D.

Dean, Graduate School of Public Administration


About NIDA

Assoc. Prof. Pramote Kucharoen, Ph.D.

Director of library and information center

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Bongkot Jenjarrussakul, Ph.D.

Director of Information and Digital Technology Center (IDT)

About NIDA

Assoc. Prof. Patthareeya Lakpetch, Ph.D.

Director of Research Bureau National Institute of Development Administration

About NIDA

Professor Boonchai Hongcharu, Ph.D.

Director of Siripattana Training Center

NIDA Council

NIDA Council envisions the Institute as a world class institute aiming at creating and building leaders for sustainable development who have an active role in government, private, and civil society sectors.

NIDA Council Website


National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA)
148 Serithai Road, Klong-Chan, Bangkapi,
Bangkok THAILAND 10240

Public relations contact

+66 2727 3000

+66 2375 8798

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