On 20 December 2013, Dr. Nasrul Hamidin, Deputy Dean of Academic and Research, School of Environmental Engineering (PPKAS), Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) and 13 accompanying members visited Walailak University for an academic discussion. The group was warmly welcomed by International Relations Office (IRO), School of Engineering and Resources (SER), School of Allied Health Science and Public Health, and Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development.
The objectives of the visit were 1) to formulate school-to-school-level strategies and action plans for student exchange and research collaboration in all academic levels (undergraduate and postgraduate), 2) to establish Memorandum of Action (MOA) between School of Engineering and Resources (SER), WU and School of Environmental Engineering (PPKAS), UniMAP, and 3) to enhance the current student exchange program between SER and PPKAS.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aswin Promsopa, Assistant to the President for International Relations and Chairman of the Meeting expressed his warm welcome to the guests. Dr. Nasrul Hamidin, Deputy Dean of Academic and Research, School of Environmental Engineering, UniMAP delivered his appreciation to WU for a warm hospitality and after that presented his School and UniMAP. To share with UniMAP, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Galaya Srisuwan, Dean of the School of Engineering and Resources gave a School’s video presentation and her keen faculty members also presented programs of Civil Engineering, Chemical and Process Engineering, and Natural Resources and Environmental Technology. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Surasi Vadhanavikit, Dean of School of Allied Health Sciences and Public Health also kindly shared information about programs offered of the School. Also present at the meeting was the Center for Cooperative Education and Career Development. Asst. Prof. Dr. Padungsak Suksa-Ard, Director of the Center said that in terms of student internship program, WU and UniMAP are active partner to provide student placement for their real-life work skills and will continue this meaningful collaboration project. In the afternoon program, the School of Engineering and Resources took the guests to visit laboratory and other university’s facilities and had small group discussions to conclude the feasible collaborations.