National Institute of Development Administration

The National Institute of Development Administration (short: NIDA, Thai สถาบัน บัณฑิต พัฒนบริหารศาสตร์, RTGS: Sathabanbanthit Phatthanaborihansat, " Graduate Institute of Development and Management " ) is a public institution for postgraduate education in Bangkok, Thailand. It reports to the Ministry of Education. NIDA has been accredited by the " Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business ( AACSB ) " in November 2012.


The National Institute of Development Administration was April 1, 1966, at the suggestion of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX. ) With the help of the Department of Technical and Economic Cooperation ( Department for Technical and Economical Cooperation), the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities ( Mucia ) was founded.

At the beginning of the NIDA was an autonomous institution with its own budget and its own courses of study, which was assigned to the Thammasat University. Later, the Department of Public Administration from Thammasat University, part of the training work of the National Economic and Development Board and part of the training and Training Institute of the National Statistical Office was merged into a university.

Departments and centers

The NIDA has eight faculties ( schools ) and five centers:

  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Applied Statistics
  • Department of Economics ( Development Economics )
  • Department for the development of society and the environment
  • Department of Language and Communication
  • Department of Human Resource Management
  • Faculty of Law
  • NIDA Business School
  • Education Center for Information Systems
  • Library and Information Centre
  • NIDA Training Center
  • NIDA Research
  • NIDA Consulting Center

Academic service centers

The academic service centers of NIDA include the " Center for Sufficiency Economy ", the " Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society " and the " Center for Business Innovation."

Famous former students

  • Somchai Wongsawat ( b. 1947 ), former Prime Minister
  • Karoon Sai - ngam ( b. 1952 ), senator of the province of Buriram
  • Somkid Jatusripitak ( born 1953 ), former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce
  • Apirak Kosayodhin ( b. 1961 ), Governor of Bangkok
  • Nattawut Saikua ( b. 1975 ), leader of the " red shirts ," deputy agriculture and trade ministers


In the QS World University Ranking 2013, the NIDA fourth, in political science and international relations in history took fifth place within Thailand.