January 11-18, 2023 – Khon Kaen University led by Asst. Prof. Acharawan Tophak-ngarm, Ph.D., Assistant to the President for International Affairs; Asst. Prof. Sirimonporn Thipsingh, Ph.D., Dean of the International College; and Asst. Prof. Paninee Narutaradol, Director of the Sustainable Innovation and Society Project of the International College visited the University of the West of Scotland in Scotland and University of York in England. The objective of the visit was to discuss the initiation of collaboration between universities to build academic excellence through educational opportunities and returns of values to the society.
First, Khon Kaen University discussed the entering of MOU with the University of the West of Scotland for in-depth collaboration. Prior to now, the two universities have carried out academic and research activities together under the Erasmus Project of the European Union. This Project was a joint research study with Kasetsat University, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science, and Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy. The meeting this time was to look for the possibility to extend the past activities. The International College of Khon Kaen University is going to invite distinguished speakers to give a special talk followed by additional online discussion.
On the part of the International College, it was the first time IC visited the University of the West of Scotland. The IC Dean, on this occasion, presented the International Master’s Degree Programs in Biodiversity and Environmental Management and in International Technology and Innovation Management. The presentation was very well interested by the staff of the University of the West of Scotland.
In addition, the International College met with the administrators of the Faculty of Business and Society, University of York in England. It was found that the implementation context of the Faculty of Business and Society there is similar to KKUIC. The two institutions also have efficient staff members to conduct research studies. Therefore, the two institutions are pleased and are expecting research collaboration in the near future.
Further updates about the progress of Khon Kaen University will be announced soon. At the same time, the International College and Khon Kaen University are determined to continuously promote international relation and collaboration with overseas universities.
Source: Khon Kaen University