MOU signing ceremony with Stuttgart Media University, Germany (HdM)

UTCC Office of International Relations together with UTCC School of Engineering organized the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between UTCC and Stuttgart Media University, Germany (HdM) on 13th March 2023 at the University Council Conference Hall, Building 24, with the aim of strengthening bilateral cooperation and exchange in the field of academic research.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thanavath Phonvichai, President of UTCC, and Prof. Alexander Roos, President of HdM, signed the MOU with Ms. Martina Schumacher, Director of the International Office and ERASMUS Coordinator, HdM, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sataporn Amornsawadwatana, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Research, UTCC, as witnesses.

Agreement Signing ceremony with Thai-China Education Group

On the 9th of February, 2023, the UTCC Office of International Relations held a signing ceremony for the enrolment agent agreement. Mr Apisit Ratanakaroonpong from Thai-China Education Group Co., Ltd. and his team came to the conference room on the 7th floor of Building 21 of the University of the Chamber of Commerce to sign the agreement and discuss the enrolment cooperation plan. Afterwards, Mr Apisit and his team visited the campus and took a group photo with Assoc. Prof. Dr Thanavath Phonvichai, President of UTCC.

UTCC Chinese New Year Celebration

On January 27, 2023, UTCC Office of International Relations (OIR) together with Thai-Chinese International School of Management (TCISM), Graduate School (GS), International School of Management (ISM), and School of Humanities (HMN) jointly held the 2023 Chinese New Year Festivities. Associate Prof. Dr. Thanavath Phonvichai, President of UTCC, participated in the event and delivered the opening speech for the morning session, a global business talk. Mr. Shi Datuo, chairman of DTL LAW OFFIC, and Ms. Steffi Sun, Director of University Network Development, Model APEC, gave speeches to the students of UTCC in the Blissful Auditorium, 1st floor, Building 10.
In the afternoon session, Dr. Piraphong Foosiri, Vice President for International Relations, dressed an opening speech and played drums with the UTCC Board of Administration team to ignite the joyful atmosphere of the Spring Festival celebration on the 1st floor, Building 3. Wonderful activities such as dragon and lion dances, Thai dances, and Chinese talent competitions, attracted hundreds of students to participate.
The Chinese New Year Festivities were also sponsored by many Chinese companies in Thailand, such as Model APEC, Elefly Thailand, Hanshow, SITC, and so on.

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 ๐—›.๐—˜. ๐— ๐˜€. ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฎ ๐—ญ. ๐—š๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฎ, 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 “๐—จ๐—ง๐—–๐—– ๐—”๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ธ๐˜€ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€“. 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 โ€œDesign Your Lifeโ€, 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 Quirรณs, 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 โ€œEducation between New Zealand and Thailand: A Foundation for the Futureโ€. It was a great opportunity for our Thai and international students to learn more about the study options in New Zealand.