BISTU and Bangkok Thonburi University Signed Memorandum of Understanding

By Tue, 21 May 2024 GMT


Beijing, 21st May 2024 (BISTU)--- President Guo Fu met with Bangkok Thonburi University delegation headed by President Bangorn Benjathikul on 21st May 2024. Both presidents signed the memorandum of understanding on the signing ceremony chaired by Vice President Xiao Zhisong.  


Guo Fu addressed the signing ceremony. Following an introduction to BISTU with focus on innovative practices and achievements in talent cultivation, sci-tech innovation, educational features, and international exchange and communication, he looked forward to exploring a new pathway of Sino-Thailand academic cooperation. He expressed that China and Thailand are good friendly neighbors. The high-quality Belt and Road initiative has consolidated and deepened the friendly communication and exchanges between the two countries. Meanwhile, Thailand is a major source of international students at BISTU. As universities rooted in their capital areas, both BISTU and Bangkok Thonburi University are shouldering their unique responsibilities. Complementary cooperation could be conducted in talent cultivation and sci-tech innovation. The year 2025 would mark the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Thailand, indicating new historical opportunities for bilateral cooperation and cultural exchanges. Cooperation between BISTU and Bangkok Thonburi University would present new contributions to Sino-Thailand cooperation in higher education. It was hoped that both institutions work closely together to boost the exchange and communication of higher education and culture between China and Thailand. Guo Fu added.  


President Bangorn Benjathikul expressed thanks to the warm reception and looked forward to fruitful cooperation in the future. She pointed out that the two institutions, based on similarities in development and demand, had a lot to explore in cooperation. Establishment of cooperative relations would help promote educational development and contribute to friendly exchange and sci-tech & cultural communication between China and Thailand. She also shared practices of Bangkok Thonburi University in industry-education integration.  


The Memorandum of Understanding was signed by President Guo Fu and President Bangorn Benjathikul on behalf of their respective institutions.  

Xiao Zhisong commented that industry-education integration is a major trend for talent cultivation in the world. BISTU would like to work together with Bangkok Thonburi University to nurture high-quality talents for Thailand-based Chinese enterprises. It was hoped that both institutions would jointly explore new pathways for integration between education and industries to nurture globalized talents.  

Both institutions conducted discussions on BISTU-based 2+2 and 3+1 degree programs in information and computer science, faculty training, and globalized industry-education integration.  


Delegation members of Bangkok Thonburi University included Associate Professor Daungrit Benjathikul Chairungruang, a member of the House of Representatives of Thailand, Principal Natcha Chairungruang of Bangkok Thonburi Experimental School, Dr. Patcharinruja Juntaronanont, Assistant to the President of Bangkok Thonburi University, and Chuchat Sapsutthiphon, Director of General Administration Office of Bangkok Thonburi University, Director Nattawadee Rungsiyanon, Director of President’s Office of Bangkok Thonburi University. The signing ceremony and discussions were joined by Wang Huan, the First Secretary for Education at Chinese Embassy in Thailand, Huang Baodong, a specially-appointed expert of Expert Committee of China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronic Products (CCCME), Deputy Secretary-chief Wang Lijie of the Expert Committee of CCCME as well as BISTU faculty and staff including directors of Human Resources Office, International Cooperation Department, and School of Computer Science.