From 3 to 5 June 2018, MFU President Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanchai Sirichana, Vice Presidents Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chayaporn Wattanasiri and Assist. Prof. Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont visited Myanmar to pay a courtesy call on Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Thailand to the Republic of Union of Myanmar, Mr. Jukr Boon-long at the Royal Thai Embassy in Yangon.
During the visit, the MFU delegations discussed the possibility of holding short training courses for students in Yangon and developing educational collaboration with Myanmar higher education institutes. Ambassador H.E. Mr. Jukr Boon-long suggested MFU focus on the needs of the people in nearby regions especially in Shan State. The Ambassador added that MFU will be collaborating with Kyaing Tong University and offering the courses in Organic Agriculture, Tourism, Hospitality Industry Management and Public Health.
Moreover, the delegations discussed the progress of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project that will offer mobile dental services for people in Shan State with the Ambassador. The Ambassador will further discuss the detaild of this project with the Director of the hospital in Kyiang Tong Township.
Furthermore, the MFU delegations met Myanmar alumni and had a meeting with former Union Minister for the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and PhD alumni of MFU, H.E. U Htay Aung to discuss three main issues: the establishment of the MFU alumni association in Myanmar, the offering of short courses, and an invitation to the 20th year celebration as an MFU honourable alumni.
The alumni association is expected to be the hub for arranging activities and meetings for MFU alumni and will serve as a representative of MFU in Myanmar. On this matter, H.E. U Htay Aung will be the first President of the MFU Alumni Association and MFU will offer the financial assistance for the establishment and the activities of MFU Alumni Association in Myanmar.
Additionally, H.E. U Htay Aung recommended that MFU cooperate with the Myanmar investors in offering one-month courses in Tourism, Business Administration, Hospitality Industry Management and Nursing.
Apart from the collaboration, MFU Vice President Assist. Prof. Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont was invited by the Managing Director Mr. Saw Lin and the Marketing Manager Mr. Thurein to visit AEC Private High School for providing information on Mae Fah Luang University, facilitates, programmes to Myanmar high school students.
Altogether this visit to Myanmar showed MFU’s strong effort in furthering cooperation in education and community services for improving the quality of life of the people and supporting sustainable development in the region.