On 14 - 21 March 2023, Mae Fah Luang University executives and delegates from the School of Social Innovation visited partner universities and institutions for strengthening academic cooperation.
The researchers of the Asian Research Center for International Development (ARCID), the School of Social Innovation visited the Research Center for Population, Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN), Indonesia to meet Prof. Dr.Ahmad Najib Burhani, Chairman of Institute of Social Sciences and Humanities and Dr. Nawawi, Head of Research Center for Population. The representatives of the two institutions discussed future collaboration and shared experience on disaster, climate change and community resilience to strengthen academic activities and joint research agenda.
In addition, to expand the professional network, the School of Social Innovation’s delegation had a meeting with Drs. H. Isnawa Adji, M.A.P, Head of Regional Agency for Disaster Management (BPBD) and learn more about disaster management and preparedness, especially in early warning system of flooding.
The School of Social Innovation’s delegates also visited the Faculty of Philosophy, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta and met Dr. Rr. Siti Murtiningsih, Dean of Faculty of Philosophy. As the Faculty of Philosophy, Gadjah Mada University and the School of Social Innovation, Mae Fah Laung University have signed MoU since 2019, this visit aimed to exchange best practices and discuss future academic activities and joint research on disaster, climate change and community resilience. Furthermore, they visited the Center for Disaster Studies, Gadjah Mada University to share experience and expertise in order to strengthen collaboration in academic activities and research.
Moreover, Assoc. Prof. Dr.Chayaporn Wattanasiri, President of Mae Fah Luang University and Assoc. Prof. Dr.Nantana Gajaseni, Vice President and Acting Dean of the School of Social Innovation along with lecturers visited Universiti Brunei Darussalam and met with Dr. Hazri Haji Kifle, Vice Chancellor of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD). Mae Fah Luang University and Universiti Brunei Darussalam have signed MoU since 2020 and planned to promote cooperation in academic activities, research and internationalization.