Smith School Renews its
Program with Thai University
In a renewal of good faith and a commitment to intercultural learning,
Burapha University and the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of
Business took part in the Ceremonial Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) on June 22, 2010.
The signing of the MOU ensured the continuation of the Thai American Business
Program, established in 2008 between the two universities. A result of the
efforts of the Royal Embassy of Thailand in Washington, D.C., the program
educates both American and Thai students about their respective cultures, while
it also establishes important business and professional relationships for
students, faculty, alumni and business professionals in both countries.
Representing the University of Maryland was Robert Waters, associate vice
president for academic affairs and assistant to the president. Dr. Sompol
Pongthai, president of Burapha University, represented his institution.
Future plans for the Thai American Business Program include hosting a group
of undergraduate students from key Thai universities for a two-week study
experience in Washington, D.C. Also, the
Center for International Business
Education & Research (CIBER), will serve as country lead to Thailand for the
worldwide Global Business Project, organized by a consortium of 13 CIBERs across
the United States. Additionally, another global learning experience is planned
for Smith students in Thailand in Jan. 2012.
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