During the meeting, UUM Vice-Chancellor had the opportunity to discuss the ways and means for UUM to enhance its strategic cooperation with the universities in Thailand.
Among the other matters being discussed were a proposal to set up UUM offshore offices in Hatyai, Thailand; establish 'double degree' programmes between UUM and Prince of Songkhla University (PSU) as well as set up online distance learning programme (PJJ) in collaboration with the Centre for Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) UUM.
The working visit by UUM delegation proved to be a fruitful move when a consensus was reached resulting in the signing of memoranda of understanding (MoU) with Thammasat University, Rangsit University, Chulalongkorn University and the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA).
Prof. Dato' Wira Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak also took the opportunity to congratulate the Thailand Ministry of Education on Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn’s, 60th birthday anniversary.
UUM Vice-Chancellor also expressed his appreciation and gratitude to General Sutat Karnjananonkul the advisor to the Deputy Education Minister of Thailand for agreeing to send Thai students to study in Malaysia, especially to UUM.
So far, UUM has produced a total of 411 alumni from Thailand and currently, UUM is home to 114 Thai students.
At the end of the meeting, apart from welcoming the UUM delegation, General Sutat Karnjananonkul also welcomed UUM efforts in establishing close cooperation with Thailand in the field of education in particular.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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