Application for JMOOC course "New Theory of Economic Development in Thailand" Started

November 11, 2015

Our university has joined the JMOOC (Japan Massive Open Online Courses), free and publicly accessible online courses offered by various universities. We proudly announce that our first JMOOC course, “New Theory of Economic Development in Thailand” conducted by Professor Toshiyuki Miyata, will start from January, and the application has currently begun. (Application deadline: 15:00, Feb.16th, 2016)

JMOOC website: For application: (Japanese text)

Outline of the course

Lecturer Toshiyuki Miyata (Institute of Global Studies)
Contents The contents of the course are subject to change. In a time of globalization, Thailand has enjoyed continuous economic development. Although the country has faced political difficulties, its manufacturing sector, such as the automotive industry, has significantly progressed. As the country‘s economy has developed, a new middle classes has emerged. Also, there has been a boom in the popularity of Japanese cuisine, and the number of Thai visitors to Japan has increased. On the other hand, amid the industrialization, agriculture has also steadily evolved, playing an important role as the foundation of the economy. This course considers new economic relations between Japan and Thailand by observing the Thai economy, which has seen development and faced challenges, as well as by studying it from historical perspectives.

Week 1: Jan. 12th, 2016~
Thai economy in globalization 
Week 2: Jan. 19th, 2016~
Relations between the Japanese and Thai economies
Week 3: Jan. 26th, 2016~
Economic development and companies in Thailand
Week 4: Feb. 2nd, 2016~
Thai agriculture as the foundation of the economy
Registration fee Free
Application deadline 15:00 Feb. 16th, 2015
For further information, please visit: (Japanese text)