About Us

About Us: Who We Are & What We Do


The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) was established to realize His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s vision of advancing Thailand’s development through the establishment of an advanced educational institution to prepare people to become agents of change for national development. Although NIDA was originally established to support national development in Thailand. this objective has now been expanded to encompass regional development in countries outside of Thailand, with the aim of producing advanced degree graduates who can serve in the public, business, and nonprofit sectors.

Faculty Management


How does the International College of NIDA differ from others? ICO NIDA aims at being an interdisciplinary school by taking advantage of the inherent relationships among complementary subjects.

Truly international

Foreign double-degree programs and exchange programs with collaborative partner universities are on offer to most ICO NIDA students.

Transforming your life

The academic support services assist students in transformation process. The goal is to ensure that students can make a smooth and successful transition to a new environment at ICO NIDA.


At ICO NIDA, all courses are conducted in English with 10 distinguished concentrations in the Master of Management program. PhD programs are also offered in Management. The College has a number of exchange and double-degree programs with partnered universities world-wide.


“It is my great pleasure to be appointed as the Dean of the International College of NIDA. According to NIDA’s long-term plan (Year 2008 - 2022) approved by the NIDA Committee, there are 8 strategies for NIDA to become a leading university in Thailand. The 6th strategy is to maintain of academic excellence in terms of program courses, research, and academic administration, which should correspond to the society’s needs. This establishes strategies in terms of the development of programs and courses that are able to meet the demands of a constantly changing society under various external pressures, and to substantially cover subjects in the area of development administration. The offering of international programs in management will help strengthen the field of development administration studies, which has always been the symbol of NIDA. Also, as the government academic institution to open only to graduate students for more than 40 years, NIDA has experience and expertise in administering a graduate school in the field of administration studies.”