- Project Dates: From March 2016 to November 2017
- Project Leader: Dr Marin Marinov
- Sponsors: Newton Fund, The Royal Academy of Engineering
- Partners: Mahidol University, Thailand and Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS)
RailExchange aims to develop sustainable railway education in Thailand, via international partnerships and industry collaborations based around stakeholders' expertise and experiences. There are three primary objectives with these initiatives:
- To enhance the Thai engineering education system through knowledge-sharing from the UK university and the rail industry perspectives.
- To promote the workplace simulation based on industrial case studies.
- To promote the collaboration in shaping new rail engineering curricula in Thailand.
The proposed RailExchange programme will promote three-way collaboration between
- the Railway Engineering Programme of Mahidol University
- the Bangkok Mass Transit System (BTS)
The project aims to provide opportunities for engineering educators and professionals to enhance their knowledge through joint activities and collaborations. A list of key activities include:
- Organise a special lecture series with guest speakers from NewRail to enhance the knowledge of Thai engineering educators.
- Staff exchange (academics and researchers) between Mahidol and Newcastle University for joint research and curriculum development.
- Joint supervision of student projects, enhanced by real world practical training for students, provided by the railindustry.
- Develop industrial case teaching and simulate workplace environments in a classroom setting.
- Organise/ co-organise railway conferences and workshops in both Thailand and the UK.
- Produce at least one joint publication on UK/ Thai railway engineering research and education activities.
Contact the Project Leader: Dr Marin Marinov.