September 30, 2022 – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Khon Kaen University led by Assoc. Prof. Orathai Pia-ura, Ph.D., Dean of the Faculty; Asst. Prof. Marasri Sothip, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Student Development and Organizational Communication; Asst. Prof. Wichian Saenmee, Ph.D., Assistant to the Dean for Art, Culture, and Alumni Relation; Dr. Praphat Kaewketpong, Assistant to the Dean for Special Affairs; Dr. Umarin Tularak, Head of the Department of Thai Language; and Ms. Chudapa Khlangsaeng, Head of the International Affairs Group held an MOU signing ceremony between Khon Kaen University and Buddharam Monastery, Leeds, United Kingdom. The event took place at Buddharam Monastery, Leeds, United Kingdom.
The MOU signing for academic collaboration with a Buddhism institute in a foreign country is to promote academic service together including teaching of language, art, culture and self-defense art of Thailand to Thai people in Leeds and other cities in the United Kingdom. The MOU will cover development of programs in Thai studies and Buddhism, research in humanities and social sciences. In addition, the MOU will increase the chance for students of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences to develop their 21st Century skills, which include language competence and cross-cultural communication, by practicum, exchange of programs and students, or other academic activities with organizations and institutes in the United Kingdom.
In addition to academic collaboration, the MOU will add to the academic network of Khon Kaen University. Buddharam Monastery, Leeds, United Kingdom is a Thai institution that nurtures and disseminates Buddhism in a foreign country, so the collaboration will upgrade KKU’s academic services at an international level as well as disseminate Thai’s art and culture abroad.
Information from: International Affairs, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
News: Organizational Communications Group, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences