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JCU signs MOU with Chulalongkorn University

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Mon, 2 Nov 2020
JCU signs MOU with Chulalongkorn University
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The MOU between the two universities explores opportunities for collaborations and strengthens their ties of friendship.

James Cook University (JCU) and Chulalongkorn University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to expand their research collaboration in the fields of aquaculture, health sciences with a focus on an ageing society, business and information technology.

What’s more, the two universities will explore opportunities in the exchange of faculty, researchers and students, as well as scholarly publications and academic materials. This partnership will also extend to JCU’s Study Abroad program.

The signing took place virtually on 2 November 2020, involving key members from JCU in Singapore, JCU in Australia, and Chulalongkorn University, including:

  • Professor Chris Rudd OBE – Deputy Vice Chancellor and Head of Campus, Singapore at JCU
  • Professor Bundhit Eua-arporn – President of Chulalongkorn University
  • Assistant Professor Dr Voraprapa Nakavachara – Assistant to the President for Global Engagement, Chulalongkorn University
  • Ms Chanathip Suntivong – Director, Office of International Affairs and Global Network, Chulalongkorn University
  • Ms Clare Magee – Director, International at JCU, Australia
  • Mr Andrew Chew – Director, Marketing at JCU, Singapore
  • Professor Dean Jerry – Director of Tropical Futures Institute at JCU, Singapore

Professor Bundhit said, “It is, indeed, a great pleasure to attend this MOU signing ceremony today. This agreement will offer an excellent opportunity for James Cook University and Chulalongkorn University to establish and promote academic and research collaboration, particularly in the areas of Aquaculture, Biology, Veterinary Science and Environmental Science. From these initial areas of collaboration, we hope to expand to other areas in the near future.”

Professor Rudd said, “Community building is an important cornerstone of JCU, and this collaboration deepens our relationship with Chulalongkorn University as well as with the Thai community. I look forward to exploring greater opportunities in the region and strengthening the research capabilities of both our universities together.”

Mr Chew expressed his support of the partnership, saying, “This strategic collaboration will open doors between the two universities and support international engagement and branding for JCU, paving the way for more students from Thailand to JCU.”

Find out more about the Singapore campus of James Cook University here.

Find further information on our areas of research and research strength at James Cook University in Singapore here.

Find out more information about Chulalongkorn University here.


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