Bombardier strengthens rail industry education and research in Thailand
Bombardier Transportation has agreed to work with Mahidol University to improve education in rail, demonstrating the company’s commitment to enhancing rail skills and expertise…
Bombardier Transportation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mahidol University in Thailand to strengthen cooperation for graduate education and research in the rail industry over the next five years.
This academic partnership is Bombardier’s first in Thailand to focus on such advanced levels of research and education. The agreement demonstrates Bombardier’s commitment to investing and improving the communities in which it operates and will cover academic programmes, teaching, research in rail control and signalling as well as intern opportunities and practical training.
In Thailand, Bombardier is also developing undergraduate rail engineering education with Kasetsart University and Navamindradhiraj University’s Urban Community College of Bangkok.
Gregory Enjalbert, Vice President of Rail Control Solutions Asia Pacific and Managing Director, Bombardier Transportation Thailand, commented: “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.”
Since establishing its Bangkok site in 1997, Bombardier has grown its local team of over 500 employees at its Regional Hub and Engineering Centre working on rail signalling, vehicle and system integration projects. The transportation company provided trains and systems for Bangkok’s two new, driverless Monorail lines under construction, as well as rail control for the city’s expanding BTS Skytrain and Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) Chalong Ratchadham (Purple) Line, which now transports over 700,000 passengers daily.