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University of Westminster welcomes Thammasat University, paving the way for academic success

5 October 2015

Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand recently visited the University of Westminster on Thursday 24 September to take forward partnership discussions after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Universities in Thailand last month.

A delegation from Thammasat were welcomed to the University by Professor Geoff Petts, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Westminster, and Professor Alexandra Hughes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement. The purpose of the visit was pave the way for a sustainable and productive collaboration on academic activities between both institutions.

During the visit colleagues from Thammasat University visited our Regent campus and met with Westminster academics including Jon Pike, Director of Internationalisation in Westminster Business School, Dr Peter Paul Catterall, Director of Internationalisation in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Patrick Lees, Director of Internationalisation in the Faculty of Science and Technology, Thierry Chaussalet, Professor of Healthcare Modelling, and Marketing lecturer Dr Suwichit Chaidaroon. The group worked together to explore new areas of collaboration.

Professor Alexandrea Hughes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement said:

“International partnerships are at the heart of our Global Engagement Strategy, and I am delighted that we are embarking upon a new collaboration with Thammasat University. Colleagues from both institutions have identified fruitful collaborative directions and we look forward to developing them with our Thai colleagues.”

Internationalisation is central to the University of Westminster’s strategic vision and identity. The University has extensive connections with universities and industries and throughout the world. Thailand is a key market for the University with a long history of strong academic collaborations with Thai institutions.

For more details on our international partners and global engagement strategy, visit our Global Westminster pages.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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