Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sittichai Tudsri, Vice President of Chulalongkorn University and Assoc. Prof. Assadaporn Sapsomboon, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Faculty of Commerce and Accountancy of Chulalongkorn University extended a warm welcome to UUM Vice-Chancellor and his delegation.
The signing of the MoU was set to establish potential academic collaborative efforts between UUM and Chulalongkorn University in research and publication area, particularly in an area of trade and business in Asean region.
The two universities also agreed to provide 'matching grant' to promote high-impact research publication in an effort to improve the ranking of both universities. Meanwhile, both organisations also reached a consensus to appoint external examiners for PhD programme review between UUM and Chulalongkorn University.
The Vice-Chancellor expressed his gratitude and welcomed the Chulalongkorn University officials to visit UUM to further strengthen the existing ties between both institutions.
"Currently, several students from School of Economics of Chulalongkorn University are attending a practicum course in UUM. Furthermore, in September, we will be sending two UUM students to Chulalongkorn University for the same purpose under the Asean International Student Mobility (AIMS) and AUN.
"The student mobility programme is set to enhance the existing academic ties between UUM and Chulalongkorn University and we will be putting more collaborative efforts through this MoU," he said.
He further added that UUM would also like to invite lecturers in business management and international business fields from Chulalongkorn University to teach in UUM.
In a discussion held after the MoU signing ceremony, both universities would conduct staff mobility programme where two Thai language instructors would teach in UUM and two Malay language instructors would teach at Chulalongkorn University.
Translated by Nurul Nazifah Mat Noh
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