Connect with us

Thai Life

Experts gather in Phuket to discuss scientific advancements in AEC economy

Legacy Phuket Gazette



PHUKET: The National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI) last week called a meeting in Phuket of the 10 Asean countries to discuss scientific advancement and flow of manpower as the inception of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) looms.

“The objective of this workshop is to provide a forum in which experts can exchange their views and ideas about the advancement of science and technology as the Asean Economic Community (AEC) comes to fruition,” said Dr Pichet Durongkaveroj, Secretary General of STI.

The two-day Asean Talent Mobility Workshop was held on Thursday and Friday in Patong, and was attended by experts from Thailand and the other nine Asean countries, as well as advisers from the European Union and South Korea.

“We want to explore potential development of Asean Talent Mobility (ATM) programs as a platform for the exchange and movement of highly-skilled human resources among Asean countries and other interested parties,” said Dr Pichet.

“National and regional mobility policies and strategies need to be aligned in order to foster successful collaboration on Asean ATM programs. This will allow the AEC to be more economically competitive.”

After two days of meetings and presentations, Dr Pichet said a lot of useful information was exchanged in the fields of science, technology and innovation focusing on the Asean region.

“We will take what we have learned and apply it to allow for the flow of commerce, investment, industry and manpower,” he said.

Thailand has more than 50,000 people employed as researchers in various fields of science.

“However, we do not have enough researchers to cover all fields. This is why it will be crucial for us to join together as members of AEC and allow for the movement of manpower between countries. It will provide opportunities for talented workers and researchers to pursue their work in the field they are passionate about,” added Dr Pichet.

More meetings will be held in upcoming months to further discuss scientific advancements after the AEC comes together.

— Chutharat Plerin


Want more Thailand news from the Thaiger family?

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS for instant updates on your mobile
📝️ Join the conversation on Thaiger Talk - discuss news & life in our Thailand forums
📧 Subscribe to our daily email newsletter
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🔔 Subscribe to or Join our YouTube channel for daily video updates


Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Archiving articles from the Phuket Gazette circa 1998 - 2017. View the Phuket Gazette online archive and Digital Gazette PDF Prints.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Thailand7 mins ago

Thailand’s FDA doesn’t approve Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine, cites missing data

Best of25 mins ago

Top 8 Things to do in Krabi

Thailand37 mins ago

Thai government apologises for data leak, blames “temporary glitch”

Phuket Sandbox July 1st


Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in July - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages in June!

Sponsored by image

Coronavirus (Covid-19)2 hours ago

6 school closed after infections are found

Coronavirus (Covid-19)2 hours ago

Wednesday Covid Update: 2,331 new cases; provincial totals

Best of3 hours ago

Top 5 Meditation Centres and Retreats in Thailand

Phuket3 hours ago

Thai police chief donates 100,000 baht to Phuket man shot by a drunk officer

Coronavirus (Covid-19)3 hours ago

Covid-19, food delivery brings rise in plastic and infectious waste

Thailand3 hours ago

Renowned Thai doctor cautions against letting tourists avoid 14 day quarantine

Thailand4 hours ago

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha says sorry again for delays in the Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Politics4 hours ago

Trial begins in Myanmar for former leader Aung San Suu Kyi

Best of4 hours ago

5 Top Secret Beaches in Phuket

Environment4 hours ago

Blacktip reef sharks get protected status as Environment Minister blasts video cruelty

Northern Thailand5 hours ago

Dozens of python eggs found underneath home

Thailand5 hours ago

100 neglected cats rescued by Save Elephant Foundation

Thailand3 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism3 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism4 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand4 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism4 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Thailand5 months ago

Thailand News Today | Southern floods, Face mask fines, Thai Air Asia woes | January 8