2019.11.25-29 Dean Chien-Liang Chen led a team of professors to visit Thailand

International Collaboration
  • n order to create and develop a deeper and broader relationship with various universities in Thailand, on November 25th, 2019, Dean Chien-Liang Chen (College of Management, NCNU) headed to Thailand with a team of professors and pay visit to Thailand universities for various communication exchanges.

    The team members consisted of Prof. Chia-Liang Hung, Chairman of Department of Information Management, Prof. Ming-Chieh Wang, Chairman of Department of International Business Studies, Prof. Chia-Yu Yeh, Chairman of Department of Economics, Prof. Chung-Choeh Chang, Chairman of Department of Banking and Finance, and Prof. You-De Dai, Chairman of Department of Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management.

    The team mainly visited management and business school of various universities in Thailand and they had engaged in effective communication exchanges with the representatives of each school. It was expected that by having common interests and mutual understandings through communication in order to create more opportunities for students to exchange internationally. As a result, this will also lead to a broader view of NCNU being able to develop and reach out to more higher education universities in Southeast Asia countries.

    The team had visited Thailand's top universities during the four day journey. These were Chulalongkorn Business School, College of Management of Mahidol University, Khon Kaen Business School, Martin de Tour School of Management and Economics
    at Assumption University and Panyapiwat Institute of Management (Established by a private company- Charoen Pokphand Group in Thailand).

    NCNU and Chulalongkorn University have been working together for many years and the purpose of this visit to the Business School was hoping that through in-depth communication on both sides, to further extend the relationship by creating potential academic exchanges between professors as well as dual degree program collaboration.

    However, it was the first time for the team to visit the College of Management, Mahidol University. The representative of the College of Management greeted the team kindly and warmly. The meeting started smoothly and both sides had communicated and discussed various academic collaboration opportunities and hoping that with the different advantages of both schools to provide better education quality for students. Also, it was the first time that the team visited Panyapiwat Institute of Management in which this school was established by Thailand's number one corporation- C.P. Group.
    Throughout the school tour and meeting, the team had seen a strong business ethics atmosphere in school. The main approach provided to students were work-based learning which allowing students to transfer their knowledge into workplace. The team was really impressed by this approach. Industry-academia collaboration was mentioned in the meeting and hoping that internship opportunities can be created for both school students.

    The most important part of the journey was the long term effort of Dean Chen of whom gradually build up a good relationship with Khon Kaen University and Assumption University and resulted the signing of collaboration agreement with these universities, including Memorandum of Understanding and Doctoral dual degree program collaboration in which this was a big stepping stone for NCNU to build up reputation in Thailand. These achievements not only created more challenges ahead for students on both sides but also allowing students to have more opportunities to study abroad and obtain more work opportunities in Southest Asia countries.

    It is in expectation that with the past experience of academic collaboration and international exchange with various universities in different South East Asian countries, NCNU is working towards the goal of becoming the number one university of creating many more foreign exchange opportunities for local students and assisting foreign students in study and internships in Taiwan.
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