British Embassy Bangkok meets with KKU International College to agree on opening a joint double-degree program between KKU and UK universities

Tuesday January 31, 2023 – The International College of Khon Kaen University led by Asst. Prof. Sirimonporn Thipsing, Ph.D., Dean of the International College and Asst. Prof. Chavis Ketkaew, Vice Dean for Strategy, Research and International Affairs welcomed delegates from the British Embassy Thailand. The purpose of the visit of the British Embassy representatives was to discuss the potentialities in building academic collaboration in development of joint and dual degree programs between Khon Kaen University and universities in the UK. The meeting also discussed the Turing Scheme offered by the British Council Thailand.

The British Embassy delegates, led by Mr. Ben Morley, the Country Director, comprised Miss Nanthamas Chattraporn, the Education Trade Manager, and Miss Amira Yaring, the Trade Officer.
The principle issues discussed in the meeting was the Turing Scheme, which is supported by the British Council. This project offers scholarships to organizations in the United Kingdom for school students and university students to acquire experiences in living in foreign countries all over the world. The representatives and administrators of the International College, in this regard, agreed that this should be a good chance for students from the UK to come to continue their studies at KKUIC.

The next key issue discussed was the possibility in developing a joint program and a dual-degree program between KKUIC and universities in the UK. These programs mean the students in KKU will receive two degrees from two institutions. It is also a good chance for Khon Kaen University to expand academic and professional opportunities. The two parties hope that this meeting will raise recognition of KKUIC in universities in the UK that will lead to future collaboration. This is a good start for strengthening the relationship between institutions. The meeting was successful and hopefully will lead to more educational opportunities of students of KKU and students in UK.

News: Nichakorn Nipornram from KKUIC


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