Although it is a unit of Thammasat University, SIIT is financially and administratively separate from the central university system. SIIT’s policies and operations are guided and supervised by the Board of Trustees which consists of representatives from Thammasat University, FTI, and Nippon Keidanren, and scholars appointed by the university. In addition, an academic committee, the Academic Review and Rank Assessment Committee (ARRAC), comprising reputable scholars in various fields, provides recommendations on rank promotions of faculty members and also reviews academic curricula. The Institute, headed by the Director, consists of administrative divisions, a library and information services center, five academic schools, and the Department of Common and Graduate Studies (CGS).