The Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council (NXPO) is an autonomous public agency affiliated to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation. NXPO serves as the secretariat of the National Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Policy Council (Policy Council) and is, therefore, responsible for facilitating the Policy Council in formulating, deploying and monitoring national policy addressing higher education, science, research and innovation under the guidance and instruction of the Policy Council. To effectively deploy the policy, NXPO is in charge of designing strategies and measures, proposing law and regulation amendments, and establishing, maintaining and allowing public access of integrated databases of higher education, science, research and innovation.
NXPO was first founded in 2008 as the National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI Office). As a result of the establishment of the new Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) in May 2019, the role of STI Office has been expanded to encompass policy of higher education, science, research and innovation and the organization was renamed the Office of National Higher Education Science Research and Innovation Policy Council (NXPO).
“Strengthen national innovation capacity to lift Thai society and economy to new heights”
Core Values (NXPO Values)
Nation’s Benefits First: Ensure that the Nation’s benefits are the first priority of everyone at NXPO
Xystem Approach with Evidence: Gain insight through evidence, systems thinking and data analytics for effective management and policy formulation
Partnership with Stakeholders: Engage stakeholders as partners in co-creating social and economic values and delivering mutual benefits
Open-Minded Agile Learner: Be agile and open-minded, to leverage changing environments