7 October 2022
On Friday, 7 October 2022, MSU was the host of the FRIENDS National Conference on Internationalisation at Home. The theme of the conference was “A New Normal in the Internationalisation of Higher Education”. Co-hosts of the online event were the two FRIENDS partner universities in Thailand, namely PSU and PYU.
The opening ceremony of the Conference was led by representatives of all three FRIENDS partner universities in Thailand. During the virtual event, speakers like Mr. Darren McDermott, Team Leader Designate of the EU Support to Higher Education in the ASEAN Region, and Ms. Porntip Kanjananiyot, Special Advisor at SEAMEO RIHED, shared their views on the Internationalisation at Home. Prof. Dr. Richel Lamadrid of SLU, Ayse Ozkan of IAU, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Gyorgy Tury from BMU also joined the conference to talk about the positive changes their institutions have been undergoing while participating in the FRIENDS project.
A total of 322 attendees participated in the conference, including educators and university students.