KU welcomed a delegate from University of Porto, Portugal

  On Monday 27th January 2020 at 11.00 Am., in room 9 on the 2nd floors of the Golden Jubilee Administration and Information Center Building, Kasetsart University. Associate Professor Dr. Sornprach THANISAWANYANGKURA, Vice-President for Planning along with Associate Professor Dr. Chamaipak TAYJASANANT, Assistant to the President, Associate Professor Dr. Somwang KHANTAYANUWONG, Dean of Graduate School, Associate Professor Dr. Apisit SONGSASEN, Dean of the Faculty of Science, Associate Professor Dr. Pattamavadi LEHMONGKOL, Dean of the Faculty of Education, and university lecturers welcomed Professor Dr. Anake KIJJOA, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal; on the occasion of visiting Kasetsart University.

  The purpose of this visit was to strengthen the bond between two universities as a longtime partnership and also expand the academic collaboration to other fields of study, especially in the field of education. Hence, Associate Professor Dr. Sornprach THANISAWANYANGKURA gave welcoming remarks depicted the policy of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) which encouraged the university to reinvent educational system and collaborate with international institute more. Simultaneously, Professor Dr. Anake KIJJOA also share some thought on the undying relationship between two universities which last more than 20 years and elaborated more on the expertise of the University of Porto in term of Engineering that was ranked as a top in Europe, as well as mentioning about the need to reconstruct old curriculum to develop new Double Degree for both universities.

  Moreover, representatives from various faculties of Kasetsart University also join the discussion reflected the collaborative activities of both universities in the past and the future such as Associate Professor Dr. Apisit SONGSASEN, who mentioning about the student and staff exchange from the Faculty of Science to University of Porto last year, or Associate Professor Dr. Pattamavadi LEHMONGKOL who explained the need of Adaptive Physical Education teacher to cope with the invisible disability students, which can be collaborate with the University of Porto in the future.

  The University of Porto is one of the oldest and 2nd biggest public university in Portugal. Established in 1836, this university comprised of 13 faculties for both undergraduate and graduate studies with a total number of 30,000 students.