On 13 – 17 March 2023, Assoc. Prof. Dr.Chayaporn Wattanasiri, President of Mae Fah Luang University; Assoc. Prof. Dr.Nantana Gajaseni, Vice President of Mae Fah Luang University and staff members of the Global Relations Division attended the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) Conference and Exhibition 2023 at Queen Sirikit National Convention Center, Bangkok. The Conference and Exhibition brought together more than 350 booths and 2500 participants from 55 countries to network, improve professional skills and learn about international education practices and trends of the Asia-Pacific region.
APAIE 2023 was hosted by Mahidol University in collaboration with Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Chiang Mai University, Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Prince of Songkla University and Thammasat University.
APAIE aims to advance education through enabling greater cooperation between institutions, to enrich and support international programmes, activities and exchanges, and to promote the value of international education within the Asia-Pacific region, as well being a conduit to connect Asia-Pacific organisations with the rest of the world. This year marked the return to an in-person event since the pandemic with focus on the theme: Towards a sustainable future for international education in the Asia Pacific.
During the conference, MFU delegates participated in the opening ceremony, the plenary discussion on ‘Sustainability in Higher Education across the Asia Pacific’, a session on ‘How International Education Supports University's Ranking’, the global dialogue on ‘Towards a sustainable future for international education in the Asia Pacific’ and a poster session on ‘When Diversity Becomes Mainstream – Contextualizing Transnational Curriculum’. Moreover, MFU executives joined the exhibition to visit booths of partner universities and explore new collaborations with other universities from around the world.