IPB010259

Student Exchange
Between the Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University, Thailand and
Bogor University, Indonesia (IPB) and Nong Lam University, Vietnam
During November 16 – December 15, 2015
at the Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University

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1. Background
     The Student Exchange Project between the Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University(KU), Thailand and the Department of Biology, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia (IPB) arose from the academic collaboration between both institutes. This project focused on creating crucial cooperation at the international level through the exchange of students between higher educational institutions in the ASEAN region. The project aimed to increase the opportunities to learn and exchange experiences between students and academic staff from Indonesia and experts in the Faculty of Science, KU. Additionally, this project was expanded to offer an opportunity for visiting graduate students from Vietnam to join by presenting their researches and taking part in the cultural excursion. It is expected that participants have improved their cultural awareness and that the project has fostered the growth of a lasting collaboration between the institutions in both research and training.

2. Objectives of the Project
     1. Support the creation of academic cooperation at the international level through the exchange of students between higher education institutions in the ASEAN region.
     2. Encourage participants to seek opportunities to experience and learn about cross-culture interaction. 
     3. Develop research skills among participants.

3. Project Administrators

     The Project’s Head was Assistant Professor Dr. Chatchawan Jantasuriyarat who worked under the supervision of the International Program Center Committees of the Faculty of Science (IPC).

4. List of Participants and the host scientists from the Faculty of Science, KU.

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5. Activity Details
     Eight graduate students from the Department of Biology, IPB and two graduate students from Nong Lam University, Vietnam trained, practiced, and collaborated in research experts and scholars in the Faculty of Science during November 16 – December 15 2015. A seminar was held in the final days of their visit to share their work and experiences with their peers and members of the Faculty of Science, KU. Furthermore, academic staff from IPB and staff from Faculty of Science, KU maintained a discussion to identify ways to enhance their academic collaboration during 16 – 19 November 2015.

6. Schedule of Activities

ooo_Page_27. Achievements from the Project
     1. Faculty of Science, KU enhanced its level of international academic collaboration through the exchange of students between higher education institutions in the ASEAN region.
     2. Students of the Faculty of Science, KU and participants gained knowledge and experience for interacting as global citizens.
     3. Project participants gained knowledge and research training experiences in order to expand their research competency.
     4. Faculty of Science, KU and IPB, benefited from capacity-building at the international level through establishing relationships and partnerships
8. Photographs for Project Activities

The Orientation and MOU Signing Ceremony

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Cultural Visit for the Excursion

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