The University of Southern Queensland welcomed a delegation of senior leaders from one of Thailand’s leading universities to celebrate the deepening connection between the two institutions.
Sixteen delegates from Mahidol University, including President Professor Banchong Mahaisavariya, were officially welcomed by University of Southern Queensland Provost Professor Karen Nelson last week.
Delegates from a multitude of disciplines including nursing, environmental sciences, sports sciences and engineering met with counterparts at the University’s Ipswich and Springfield campuses.
The Mahidol University delegation also included Vice President for Academic affairs Dr Naeti Suksomboon, Vice President for International Relations and Corporate Communication Dr Nopraenue S. Dhirathiti and the deans of faculty for nursing, information and communication technology, engineering and environment and resource studies.
The two universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2021 with a focus on precision farming and plant sciences, geoscience, astrophysics, engineering, aviation and health and behavioural sciences.
A student exchange agreement between the University of Southern Queensland and Mahidol University is also expected to see students benefit from increasing international exchange as covid travel restrictions ease.
Professor Nelson said the University of Southern Queensland looked forward to the relationship between the two universities continuing to grow, develop and become stronger in the coming months and years.