On 3 February 2017, a delegation from the Lao Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) led by H.E. Prof. Dr. Boviengkham Vongdara, Minister of Science and Technology, paid a visit to Mae Fah Luang University to discuss cooperation possibilities and exchange knowledge in the fields of science and technology. The discussions inspired the delegates from MoST to become interested in MFU’s technology and research, especially in the Agro-Industry area.
MFU and the delegates from MoST planned to sign a memorandum of understanding for joint research collaborations. The agreement also covers human resource development through staff exchanges and visiting scholars. Because human resource development is of paramount importance in moving the country forward, MFU President Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanchai Sirichana offered a scholarship for staff members from MoST to enroll in master’s and doctoral degree programs at MFU for 3 years. Both institutes expect that their cooperation will establish a strong relationship between the two parties and support technology development for meeting the needs of peoplein both countries.