Influential Factors related to International and Exchange Programs in Information Technology

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Thitiporn Lertrusdachakul
Kasem Thiptarajan

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The world economy and society have become much more globally integrated particularly when the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) will be fully established by 2015 and completely affect to Thailand. The impact of this globalization challenges Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology (TNI) as the educational organization to move forward successfully with this opportunity. Faculty of Information Technology realizes this international trend and study the influential factors related to the international and exchange programs in Information Technology (IT) field under the Japanese collaboration concept. This research focuses on two aspects which investigate the high school students about interested field in IT and factors to further study the bachelor degree in international program. The research also explores how the enterprise or industry has interest in graduate from international program. The significant results reveal that the chance to work aboard and in foreign company after graduation is the most influential factor for study in international program. Beside the Japanese collaboration, America is the most selected country that international program should collaborate with. Finally, this paper also presents the survey result of undergraduates for the case study of influential factors and interested subjects in the exchange program based on the offered courses by TNI international partnership.

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