UTCC and University of Newcastle, Australia signed a MOU

On 21 November 2022, UTCC Office of International Relations hosted Prof. Kent Anderson, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Global of University of Newcastle (UON), Australia for a MOU signing ceremony at UTCC. This MOU reinforces our commitment to further strengthen our ongoing relationship. Various options of collaboration were addressed during the discussion including;
1. Creating inbound and outbound short programs.
2. Increase student interaction activities between the two universities.
3. Internship opportunities for Australian students in Thailand.
Since 2019 UTCC and UON have been jointly running a Two-Degree program at the bachelor’s level, offering an opportunity for UTCC students to earn an accredited Australian degree while studying full-time in Thailand.
Participants from University of Newcastle, Australia:
1. Prof. Kent Anderson, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global
Participants from UTCC:
1. Dr. Piraphong Foosiri, Vice President for International Relations
2. Asst. Prof. Dr. Nattapan Buavaraporn, Dean, International School of Management
3. Asst. Prof. Dr. Li Li, Assoc. Dean for Academic Affairs, International School of Management
4. Ms. Parichart Thammajinda, Head, Office of International Relations

UTCC Ambassador Talk Series – Peru

The UTCC Office of International Relations welcomed 𝗛.𝗘. 𝗠𝘀. 𝗖𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗮 𝗭. 𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗲𝘁𝗮, Ambassador of Peru to Thailand, to give a lecture on “Peru: Gateway to South America” on November 4, 2022, as part of our ongoing on-campus engagement, the “𝗨𝗧𝗖𝗖 𝗔𝗺𝗯𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗱𝗼𝗿 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗸𝘀 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀“. H.E. Ms. Cecilia Z. Galarreta discussed Peru’s economic potential and the development of bilateral trade between Peru and Thailand. There were about 80 student participants, and many of them expressed interest in participating in exchange programs with Peruvian universities.

Dr. Piraphong Foosiri, UTCC’s Vice President for International Relations, addressed a vote of thanks and presented the Ambassador with a souvenir after the lecture.

Diwali celebration at UTCC

On 21 October 2022, the Office of International Relations organized a Diwali celebration at UTCC. Diwali is a famous festival of India, also known as the “Festival of Lights.” The purpose of the event was to introduce and teach a new culture to our students through fun ways.
It was a unique experience for UTCC students to learn about Diwali and Indian culture. During the event, we enjoyed various Indian cultural performances; students played a quiz about India and won exciting prizes; and lastly, we tasted a delicious Indian dessert called “Gulab-Jamun.” A special thanks to the Indian Council for Cultural Relations for supporting our event and to all the talented dancers for the lovely performances.

 

 

MOU Signing Ceremony with Satit Bilingual School

On 2 March 2021, the MOU signing ceremony between University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce and Satit Bilingual School (SBS) was organized at UTCC. From SBS, Dr. Apiramon Ourairat, Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Paveena Sitthichoktham, School Director, Mr. Heinrich Fourie, Head of Schools and Ms. Issareeya Thanatkulapa, Secondary School Principal, attended the ceremony.

From UTCC, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sataporn Amornsawadwatana, Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, headed the meeting joined by the Office of International Relations and International School of Management team.

After the MOU signing ceremony, the two parties had an in-depth discussion on the upcoming activities plan:

  1. SBS showed keen interest in UTCC’s two-degree program with University of Newcastle (UON), Australia. Under the pandemic situation, it is a good option for the SBS students to earn an Australian degree in Thailand.
  2. UTCC shared the information about guaranteed internship opportunities for the UON two-degree students supported by AustCham Thailand.
  3. UTCC invited SBS students to attend “Design Your Life”, a career-oriented short program from Stanford University at UTCC.
  4. SBS invited UTCC team to SBS campus and promote our programs to SBS students.

International Food Festival @ UTCC

Food brings people together as a way to stay connected, celebrate, and to learn about cultures. Office of International Relations organized “International Food Festival @ UTCC”. UTCC students, staff, and guests enjoyed the unique cuisines from China, Korea, and Peru.

H. E. Fernando Quirós, Ambassador of Peru, graced the event and also shared the Peruvian food history. Chefs from each country showcase the art of making Peruvian Causa, Korean Kimchi, and Chinese Dumpling & Oolong Tea. Moreover, the participants learned the cultural background of each food through this event.

The event was supported by the Peru Embassy, North Korean Embassy, and China Cultural Centre in Bangkok.

UTCC International Education Day

On 24 November 2020, the Office of International Relations organized “UTCC International Education Day”. University representatives from the USA, UK, Australia, and New Zealand set up information booths along with British Council and IELTS. The purpose of the event was to update our undergraduate students about the master’s degree programs abroad, scholarship opportunities, connect them to the university contact person, admission process, and visa application. The event was supported by Education USA, British Council, IELTS, and AECC Global company (Thailand office).

UTCC Ambassador Talks Series: New Zealand

On 18 November 2020, H.E. Mr. Taha Macpherson, Ambassador of New Zealand to Thailand, came to UTCC to deliver a speech on “Education between New Zealand and Thailand: A Foundation for the Future”. It was a great opportunity for our Thai and international students to learn more about the study options in New Zealand.

International Language and Culture Day

To provides our students with an opportunity to deepen their understanding of the values of cultural diversity on 11 November 2020, the Office of International Relations organized the “International Language and Culture Day”. The event started with the welcome speech from Ms. Parichart Thammajinda, Head, Office of International Relations followed by the Chinese traditional-dance performance. Students set up, Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, and ASEAN booths with plenty of games, quizzes, and puzzles for participants to enjoy and to learn international languages and culture. In the afternoon, the International Singing Contest started with a traditional Chinese-Japanese drum performance and a K-Pop dance performance by the students of the School of Humanities. Thereafter 16 talented students sang English, Chinese, Khmer, Burmese, Japanese, and Korean language songs.

UTCC International Movies Week

From 02 – 06 November 2020, UTCC students experienced the first-ever “International Movies Week” at UTCC. It was a huge hit among the students and they enjoyed every day of the movies week. During the week student enjoyed and learned about different cultures from British, American, Korean, Japanese, and European movies. We concluded the week with fantastic student participation numbers. Event facts – 5 Days, 10 Movies, 950 Students participation.

Grand Opening of the UTCC International Month 2020

On 2nd November 2020, the Office of International Affairs at UTCC hosted the grand opening of the “International Month 2020” at Co-Working Space, Building 10. The event was attended by the delegates of the American Embassy, British Council, Japan Foundation, and supported by the European Union, USC School of Cinematic Arts, and American Film Showcase. Ms. Parichart Thammajinda, Director of International Affairs gave the welcome speech and shared the purpose and objective of having “International Month”. Later Dr. Jakarin Srimoon, Vice President of International Affairs shared the list of all the activities lined up for students later in the month. Dr. Jakarin also motivated students to participate and learn international culture through various upcoming activities.