Ministry of Science and Technology (Thailand)

Kingdom of Thailand
Ministry of Science and Technology
กระทรวงวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยี
ตราเครื่องหมาย กระทรวงวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยี อย่างเป็นทางการ.png
Ministry overview
Formed3 October 2002 (2002-10-03)
Dissolved2 May 2019 (2019-05-02)
Superseding agency
JurisdictionGovernment of Thailand
HeadquartersRatchathewi, Bangkok
Annual budget14,885.4 million baht (FY2019)
Websitewww.most.go.th/main/en/

The Ministry of Science and Technology (Thai: กระทรวงวิทยาศาสตร์และเทคโนโลยี; RTGSkrasuang witthaya sat lae theknoloyi; Abrv: MOST), was a Thai government body responsible for the oversight of science and technology in Thailand.

Background

Creation

The Ministry of Science and Technology was created by the Restructuring of Government Agencies Act of 2002, split off from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, which operated from 1992 until 2002.

Dissolution

On 24 October 2018, the Thai cabinet approved the creation of the Ministry of Higher Education Science Research and Innovation. The new ministry will merge the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), the National Research Council of Thailand, and the Thailand Research Fund. The current Minister of Science and Technology, Suvit Maesincee, will head the new ministry. Its mission will be "...to develop high technology, enhancing the efficiency of the R&D and support Thailand 4.0 policy, as well as human resource development." The government has allotted a 97 billion baht budget to the new ministry in its first year, FY2019.

On 1 May 2019, the Royal Gazette published the Act of Ministries, Bureaus, and Departments Improvement (No. 19), 2562 BE, which is effective on 2 May 2019, resulting in the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation establishment came up instead of the Ministry of Science and Technology that was dissolved.

Budget

The ministry's budget for FY2019 is 14,885.4 million baht.

Organization

Departments

Supervised public organizations

State enterprises

See also


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