WOU hosted a delegation from the Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, today to establish and strengthen academic collaboration between the two institutions.
The visit to the main campus was led by the Director of the Institute, Assoc Prof Dr Nualnoi Treerat, while the other two members of the delegation were the Director of Mekong Studies Centre, Mr Ukrist Pathmanand, and a Researcher of the centre, Dr Mukda Pratheepwatanawong.
The delegation held a meeting with WOU Acting Vice Chancellor Prof Zoraini Wati Abas, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research & Outreach) Prof David Ngo Chek Ling, School of Business & Administration Acting Dean Prakash Arumugam, Director of QA & Government Relations Dr Andy Liew, and Director of Public & Student Relations Grace Lau.
They discussed potential collaboration initiatives, namely the planned one-day joint Regional Symposium on “Connectivity, Mobility and Regional Integration in ASEAN” at the main campus on February 15th and possible joint research topics in the future.
The objective of the regional symposium is to discuss current issues including economic development, foreign direct investment, business management, industrial relations, labour mobility, tourism, international relations, logistics and infrastructure, digital economy, language, cultural diversity, and education in the ASEAN countries. It will also have a roundtable session on “Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the Age of Digital Transformation”.