Date
Monday 27 November 2017 to Tuesday 28 November 2017
Location
University of Westminster, London

We are pleased to invite Vice-Chancellors, senior management, academics and delegates from UK universities interested in developing a joint or double/dual degree programme with Thai higher education institutions to the TNE Forum.

The event provides opportunities for management and operational staff at UK and Thai universities to discuss the development potential of a TNE programme and exchange best practices and lessons learnt from developing and running such a programme. The delegation from Thailand will consist of approximately 30 management staff and academics from 15 Thai universities and senior members from the Office of Higher Education Commission, Thailand. 

The Forum is part of the Thai-UK TNE Development Project Year 2, gearing towards Thailand 4.0 which is a collaborative project between British Council Thailand and the Office of Higher Education Commission, Thailand.

The project is aimed at supporting Thai and UK universities to develop TNE programmes that will help support areas within Thailand 4.0, which is a key initiative of the Thai government.

1.Thailand 4.0 First S-CURVE: Enhancing current industries for continued growth

  • Next-Generation Automotive
  • Smart Electronics
  • Affluent, Medical and Wellness Tourism
  • Agriculture and Biotechnology
  • Food for the Future

2.Thailand 4.0 New S-CURVE: Developing future industries to achieve increased growth for the Thai economy

  • Robotics
  • Aviation and Logistics
  • Biofuels and Biochemicals
  • Medical Hub
  • Digital

Apart from the above subject areas, the programme is also aiming to develop a TNE link in Social Enterprise to support Thailand’s sustainable development.

In addition, we are also looking for UK universities to host a visit by the Thai delegation to the campus and discuss the university’s strategy on transnational education in detail. The visit is planned for Wednesday 29 November 2017 as a one-day trip from London.

 Aims and objectives

Event aims and objectives:To provide opportunities for management and operational staff at UK and Thai universities to discuss the development potential of a TNE programme and exchange best practices and lessons learnt from developing and running such a programme.

Who can attend?

Who should attend/eligibility criteria:Vice-Chancellors, Deputy Vice-Chancellors and other senior managers at UK higher education institutions with an interest in developing a joint or double/dual degree programme with institutions in Thailand.

Agenda

The Thai-UK TNE Forum will include:

  • A talk by keynote speakers on Thai and UK internationalisation and transnational education strategies.
  • Group discussion.
  • Announcement of the Transnational Education Partnership Development Grant which is part of the UK-Thailand Transnational Education Development programme. The aim of the grant is to provide small-scale funding for collaborations between the UK and Thailand to expand new transnational education links in specific areas related to national priorities and development needs.
  • One-to-one meetings between Thai and UK universities.

The provisional programme and list of participating Thai universities and their areas of interest can be obtained through the attached file.

Registration

For UK institutions interested in attending this event, please register by Wednesday 22 November 2017 at this link

For any queries or further information, or to express an interest in hosting the visit on 29 November, please contact Kantanach Chayapong, Education Partnership Manager at Kantanach.Chayapong@britishcouncil.or.th

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