Thursday, August 18th, Asia-Pacific International University was pleased to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Phuket Rajabhat University. Asia-Pacific welcomed representatives from the university. The two institutions spent time sharing about their universities’ various areas of emphasis and mutual interests.
Administrators explored areas and ways in which the two universities could support one another, such as through program collaboration, faculty and student exchange programs, and collaboration in research. During the meeting, the universities also talked about their shared interests in ESL, upcoming research conferences and events focusing on cultural diversity.
Phuket Rajabhat University, located in Phuket, Thailand, is an accredited university offering a wide variety of degree options and courses including Baccalaureate degrees in the areas of Science and Technology, Education, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management Sciences, Agricultural Technology and Tourism.
The MOU was signed by Dr. Danny Rantung, President of Asia-Pacific International University and Dr. Prapa Kayee, President of Phuket Rajabhat University. Although Dr. Prapa Kayee was not able to make the visit to the Muak Lek campus, Asst. Professor Darunee Boonyaudomsart, VPAA signed as a witness for the agreement and A. Damrong Sattayawaksakul, VPAA for Asia-Pacific International University, also signed as a witness. Other representatives from Phuket Rajabhat University also attended in order to tour the campus facilities and area.
One of the teachers that visited is an alumna from Asia-Pacific International University (formerly Mission College). Mrs. Femmy Tengker-Goni studied in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities with an emphasis on English. She currently teaches English and Bahasa Indonesian at Phuket Rajabhat University. Mrs. Femmy was happy to tour her colleagues around her former campus, and Asia-Pacific faculty and staff were glad to reconnect with her.
Overall, the visitation was a success and enjoyable for all involved. The universities look forward to planning future collaborative activities.