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Vol 9 No 2

Distinguished Visitors to MU

The delegation from Brawijaya University with MU executives

* On 16 May, Assoc. Prof. Sriprasit Boonvisut, MU Vice President for Students Affairs, and Mr. Chaiyut Boonyanit, Head of the Office of the President, welcomed a group of Master of Public Health students from MU's Faculty of Public Health to the Office of the President at Salaya Campus for a tour of the university's administration facilities.

* Uwe Morawetz, Chairman of the International Peace Foundation, headquartered in Austria, met with Dr. Pinit Ratanakul, Director of MU's College of Religious Studies, on 20 May to discuss possible future cooperative activities.

* On 29 May, Dr. Christine Humfrey of the University of Nottingham, UK, visited to discuss possible collaboration, leading to ongoing discussions for teaching and research cooperation in a number of disciplines.

* A delegation from the University of Queensland, Australia, including Ms. Rachel Colaso from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Mr. Phillip Fredericks from the Institute of Continuing and TESOL Education, Ms. Patricia Robertson from the Faculty of Arts, and Ms. Wasinee Uthairat of the International Education Directorate, visited MU on 13 June on a fact-finding mission to explore avenues of future collaboration.

* Claudio Scaratti, Head of the Regional Office of the UN Industrial Development Organization, met with Dr. Amaret Bhumiratana, Dean of the MU Faculty of Science, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Damras Wangsawang, Director of the MU Computing Center, on 11 July to introduce his organization and discuss possible cooperation.

* Asst. Prof. Suree Kanjanawong, Dean of MU's Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, welcomed a delegation from Punjab University, India, on 16 July to explore possible future academic cooperation.

* On 17 July two 4th year students from the Faculty of Commerce of the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, conducting a study tour, met with staff of the MU International College and International Relations Division to discuss education issues in Thailand.

* A delegation from Brawijaya University, Indonesia (see photo above), led by Mr. Tjahjanulin Domai, Vice Rector for Student Affairs, visited MU on 19 July to exchange experiences in the field of student affairs management, discussing such issues as student welfare, student union operations, and related activities.

* Prof. Hamnett, Principal, and Ms. Janice Brownlee of the University of Strathclyde, UK, paid a courtesy visit to the Dean of the Faculty of Science on 22 August.