On 16-17 November 2018, AIMS Mini-symposium on Biodiversity and Food Science and Technology was held at Mae Fah Luang University.
This mini-symposium was jointly held by the Office of Higher Education Commission of Ministry of Education, the School of Agro-Industry, the School of Science, and the International Affairs Division. It offered a venue for AIMS alumni from University of Tsukuba, Universiti Putra Malaysia and Mae Fah Luang University to present their research in Biodiversity and Food Science and Technology fields. After presentations, there was a plenary session on “The impact of International Exchange Experience” by AIMS alumni and current AIMS students. In this session, both alumni and students shared their exchange experiences and reflected on the benefits and challenges of the programme.
Moreover, the symposium offered a chance for Indonesian, Malaysian, Pilipino, Thai and Vietnamese students to appreciate different cultures and increase their cross-cultural awareness through various performances during the welcoming reception.
Since 2010, Mae Fah Luang University has welcomed 178 inbound students and has sent out 104 MFU students under the AIMS programme in Biodiversity and Food Science and Technology programmes. Moreover, with its internationalisation strategy, the University has initiated academic activities and furthered collaboration covering joint publication and staff and researchers exchange with partner universities. Under these meaningful activities, MFU students will able to work with others harmoniously and serve as valuable manpower for the sustainable future of the region.