The relationships that NPUST shares with her sister school’s in Thailand are rich and vibrant, with frequent interactions and continuous development. And the warm welcome extended to NPUST’s President, Chin-Lung Chang, on his recent trip to Thailand once again highlighted this reality. In Thailand from December 15th ~ 26th (2023), Chang and other representatives of NPUST had a busy schedule, with meetings, seminars, exhibitions, ceremonies and other affairs to attend to.
The first major item on the agenda for the delegation was the “2nd SINTECH for ADSCD” at KSUC, which was held on the 18th. While on campus at KSUC, the group also had a chance to view an exhibition of works put on by teachers and students of the school. Two days later, President Chang and company attended a Thai Alumni gathering which brought together outstanding NPUST alumni who are currently teaching at such universities as Chiang Mai University, Maejo University, and Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna. Among these distinguished alumni, several were promoted this year to the position of dean. President Chin-Lung Chang said he was happy to see NPUST students shine throughout the world.
On December 21st, Chang attended the 90th anniversary celebration of Maejo University. While visiting their campus, he and the other NPUST delegates viewed an agricultural product exhibition which was put together by teachers, students, and partnering manufacturers. On the following day, Chang attended the ASEAN Agriculture University Network International Conference, where he represented NPUST in the roundtable forum. For the past 10 years, NPUST has ranked among the top five in Asia and has consistently been first in Taiwan on the GreenMetric World University Rankings. Its success in this area has won it praise from her sister schools in Thailand who hope to learn from her experience.
On December 23rd, the Taiwan delegates returned to Maejo University to observe their grand agricultural exhibition and take some notes to use when planning NPUST’s upcoming centennial anniversary celebration in 2024. On December 24th, President Chang went to the Thailand-Taiwan Education Center, which is hosted by NPUST. This was the first opportunity that Chang had to inspect operations at the center since taking office as university president in August of 2022. The final items on the itinerary included visits to Chiang Mai University and Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna to sign renewals of MOUs with the two partner schools, and discuss items of future cooperation, including internships, exchanges, and various other opportunities.