Applied Statistics vision is consistent with the vision of the institution.
- As a leading agency Which is capable of Applied Statistics and Information Technology.
- An agency with corporate governance, performance and participation in the policy of the country.
Applied Statistics with the primary mission.
- Doctor and Master of Applied Statistics and Information Technology. Enough potential to be great and one to drive the development of the country.
- The Outreach and produce quality research.
The National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) is a government-supported graduate institute with university status. NIDA’s foundation was inspired by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej?s vision of advancing Thailand?s development through the establishment of an advanced educational institute to groom people to serve as agents of national development change. NIDA emerged out of His Majesty the King?s discussions in 1963 of the country?s development with Mr. David Rockefeller of the Rockefeller Foundation in the United States of America. The result was the establishment of NIDA on April 1, l966.
The School of Applied Statistics was one of the first four schools of the National Institute of Development Administration. The School of Applied Statistics began operation in June 1966. Taking over the teaching and training work in statistics as well as the students from the three-year Diploma Program in Statistics for Practical Application from the National Statistical Office [National Statistical Office at present]. At that time, the School of Applied Statistics realized the importance of producing qualified statisticians with a degree equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree to serve the needs of government agencies and other private enterprises
It thus revised its curriculum to be a four-year program, equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree program. Meanwhile, it was preparing to offer a graduate program in Applied Statistics. The subcommittee that designed the curriculum was led by M.C.Boonsalokkasaem Kasaemsri. Other members were Dr.Boondharm Somboonsong, Ajarn Uttra Ratsamisen, and Dr.Anumongkol Sirivedhin. The dean of the School at that time was Dr.Sriprarinya Ramkomut. The first students were admitted in December 1967.
In 1969 NIDA had no policy to admit students below the Master’s level, so the four-year program (a High Certificate equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree) was ended when the students in the last program completed their studies. The abolishment of such a program was in line with NIDA’s mission to upgrade the knowledge and skills of personnel with Bachelor’s degrees in different government agencies. The termination of the program enabled the School to fully allot its resources to teaching at the graduate level.
During the first five years, there were no separate majors in the School, but later four majors were offered, namely Statistics, Computer Science, Operations Research (later changed to Decision Technology and Management), and Demography. Later, more majors were added: Actuarial Science and Risk Management, Information Systems Management, Research for Administration and Management, and Software development. All the syllabuses have been updated consistently
Since its inception, the School of Applied Statistics has revised its graduate syllabuses and training courses continuously in order to build a body of knowledge that serves society’s needs and national development policy. It builds competent, qualified personnel in each major who can apply this knowledge to their work and who can manage their organizations effectively. It also provides academic services to different agencies and cooperates with local and overseas organizations to develop the body of knowledge in related fields.