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Vol 9 No 2

MU Signs Academic Collaboration Agreements

Signing Ceremony

The Signing Ceremony between MU and Kyushu University.

* On 10 July MU finalized a General Agreement for Academic Collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (Free University of Belgium), which calls for mutual information exchange, improvement of research and education programs, and exchange of staff and students.

* On 2 August, President Tisato Kajiyama and Dean Masaru Himeno of Kyushu University, Japan, arrived at MU and met with MU President Prof. Pornchai Matangkasombut to attend the Signing Ceremony of an Agreement for Academic Co-Operation with MU, as well as a Memorandum on Student Exchange (see photo, right). The Agreement and Memorandum are outgrowths of longstanding faculty-level collaboration projects with MU's Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Medicine, Siriraj Hospital, and Faculty of Medicine, Ramathibodi Hospital, extending academic cooperation to a university-wide level. They call for exchange of academic and administrative staff and students, cooperation in research, and exchange of academic materials.

* On 2 August, Assoc. Prof. Seiichi Kawahara from Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan, visited MU President Prof. Pornchai Matangkasombut, to sign a new university-level Agreement of Academic and Educational Collaboration and discuss the continuing status of joint research and student and staff exchange programs in existence since 1999 with the Department of Chemistry of MU's Faculty of Science.