MUICT expands collaboration projects with leading Australian universities

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6-16 October 2018 – MU executives along with MUICT staff led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jarernsri L. Mitrpanont, Dean of the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Asst. Prof. Dr. Boonsit Yimwadsana, Deputy Dean for Graduate Studies and International Relations, Asst. Prof. Dr. Worapan Kusakunniran, Assistant Dean of Academic Administration, Dr. Morakot Choetkiertikul, Assistant Dean of Academic Administration, and Dr. Wudhichart Sawangphol, Assistant Dean for Research Development and Academic Service, visited six Australian universities which are: Macquarie University, University of Sydney, University of New South Wales, University of Technology Sydney, University of Wollongong and Monash University.

The objective of this visit was to study the strategies on becoming one of the world’s leading universities and to discuss collaboration projects with universities in Australia which are ranked in the Top 200 of the world’s ranking universities by the QS who emphasizes research paper that affects society at a high level, partnerships with other industries, and the university’s educational courses.

To summarize the outcome of this visit, first of all, MU established a PhD Cotutelle Program with Macquarie University and discussed further collaboration about Dual Degree Programs for Cyber security and Gamification degrees. Second, MUICT discussed exchange programs and further research collaboration, such as internships, 4+1 program, and founding of a Biomedical Engineering Department with the University of Sydney (UoS). Third, MUICT and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) talked about the possibility of a partnership in both academic and research aspects. Fourth, the University Technology Sydney (UTS) agreed to do exchange programs and internship program with MUICT. They also discussed further collaboration. After that, MUICT executives visited the executives of the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering and the Decision Support Lab (DSL) at the Faculty of Engineering and Information sciences, University of Wollongong. Both universities have similar courses and curriculum which led to an agreement to do exchange programs for both students and instructors, and research collaboration in software engineering, optimization and computer vision. Lastly, MUICT also visited Monash University, which led to the decision of conducting research collaboration

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