MFU Vice President, Asst. Prof. Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont, Vice Dean of the School of Nursing, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chomnard Potjanamart and representatives from the San Pedro College signed an agreement for academic cooperation and exchange between the School of Nursing at MFU and the Department of Nursing at SPC in the Philippines from 24-28 January 2017.
Initially, the cooperation will highlight a short-term student exchange for Community Health Nursing. The agreement also intends to support staff exchanges and joint research collaborations.
MFU presently has a student exchange programme with the Philippines under the ASEAN International Mobility for Students (AIMS) Programme, a collaborative effort between the Southeast Asian Ministry of Education and the Commissions of Higher Education in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Therefore, with this agreement, MFU and SPC aim to extend further academic collaborations in Nursing.
Aside from signing an agreement, the representatives from MFU received a warm welcome and a campus tour from the Dean of the College of Nursing at the University of the Philippines, Dr. Lourdes Marie S. Tejero, along with other executives. The representatives of the two universities then discussed possible cooperation. Finally, the MFU executives paid a courtesy call on the Minister from the Embassy of Thailand to the Republic of the Philippines, Mr. Munin Paniswasdi at the Royal Thai Embassy in Manila.