S5 Box



          Established on 28 October 1993, the Office of International Affairs (OIA) is an independent work unit under the supervision of the Office of the President. It is responsible for the following missions:


     1. Coordinate and run numerous projects in collaboration with foreign countries in different areas including

         education, training, personnel/student exchange, site visit, conference, and other academic activities at

         regional and international levels.    

     2. Conduct formal ceremonies, e.g. receptions, site visits for foreign guests, etc. OIA also facilitates

         passport and visa application, work permit, and other consular affairs necessary for foreign academics

         and students.   

     3. Carry out budgetary work and work out a negotiation budget at institutional level. OIA is responsible for

         both budget allocated by the government as well as other funding sources and other budgetary matters

         related to foreign affairs.   

     4. Assume overall responsibility for secretarial work pertaining to international scholarships, trainings and

         site visits in foreign countries for both NIDA personnel and students.   

     5. Coordinate and facilitate all foreign academics and students with their accommodations and adaptation

         to a new environment.  

     6. Allow access to the database involving international studies such as activity announcement, higher

         education information, and academic exchange in foreign countries for both NIDA personnel and


     7. Coordinate, monitor, and evaluate international collaborative projects and other foreign activities of the

         Institute for effective planning on the whole.

     8. Coordinate with other work units related to international affairs of the Office of the Higher Education

         Commission and other universities in Thailand and abroad.



OIA Video