April 4, 2019

The Mid-term Review Meeting of GMS-UC Project and University Visits

The Mid-term Review Meeting of the Project on Support for Capacity Building in the GMS University consortium (GMS-UC) and University Visits on 17-18 January 2019 in Chiang Rai, Thailand.


On 17 January 2019, SEAMEO RIHED successfully held the Mid-term Review Meeting of the Project on Support for Capacity Building in the GMS University consortium (GMS-UC) at Wiang Inn Hotel, Chiang Rai, Thailand.


Group photo of the meeting delegates


Chaired by Dr. Chanavit Sujatanond, Centre Director of SEAMEO RIHED, the meeting was actively attended by 17 delegates including the representatives from ASEAN Secretariat and SEAMEO Secretariat, the core experts for the project, and the national government representatives from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam. It had been a crucial opportunities to review and reflect the first-year project’s implementation in the last 2018, as well as to share the second-year plan comprising another four forthcoming capacity building activities and university visits which will be organized all through this 2019. We do look forward to the Management Leadership Development Workshop in Yangon, Myanmar in this upcoming March!


Visiting Chiang Rai Rajabhat University


In the afternoon of the same day, the delegates of the Mid-term Review Meeting of the GMS-UC Project and SEAMEO RIHED visited Chiang Rai Rajabhat University. The delegates were provided extensive opportunities to explore around the beautiful greenery campus and meet the president Asst. Prof. Dr. Sornchai Mungthaisong, administrative team, faculty deans and international students. It is delightful to hear many internationalization activities, exchange ideas on the university development as well as to hear voices from the international students in the university.


On 18 January 2019, led by Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, the delegates also had an opportunity to visit Mae Fah Luang University (MFU). It was an honor and pleasure to meet the president Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanchai Sirichana and hear the history of the university foundation, university strategies, the academic advancement in teaching and research as well as the excellent works in internationalization of the university. The delegates were also immensely impressed by the stunning scenery around the campus and a variety of cosmetics and health-care products from the university researches.


MFU Campus tour led by the executive tour guide,
Asst. Prof. Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont,
Vice President of MFU


SEAMEO RIHED is in deep gratitude to Chiang Rai Rajabhat University and Mae Fah Luang University and very able staffs for their warm welcome and generous support in hosting the magnificent campus visits. We wish to have an opportunity to go back again!


Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond presented the token of appreciation to
Asst. Prof. Dr. Sornchai Mungthaisong, the president of CRRU (left) and
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanchai Sirichana, the president of MFU (right)


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