KU welcomed Ambassador of Japan to Thailand

On Monday 13th December 2021, at 10.30 A.M., in meeting room 4 on the 2nd floor of the Golden Jubilee Administration and Information Center Building, Kasetsart University. Dr. Chongrak WACHRINRAT, President of Kasetsart University along with Assistant Professor Dr. Kampanat PENSUPAR, Vice President for International Affairs, Associate Professor Dr. Ladawan PUANGCHIT, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor Dr. Chamaipak TAYJASANANT, Assistant Professor Dr. Suriyan TUNKIJJANUKIJ, Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries, Miss Araya BIJAPHALA, Director of International Affairs Division, and university personnel welcomed delegations from the Embassy of Japan in Thailand led by H.E. Mr. NASHIDA Kazuya, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Kingdom of Thailand along with Mr. KURITA Minoru, Counselor, Mrs. MATSUO Hiroko, Attaché; on the occasion of officially visit Kasetsart University. The delegations were also accompanied by Dr. Truss SOONTHORNPHISAJ, D.D.S. as a coordinator.

The purpose of this visit is to fasten the relationship and develop a new kind of collaboration between Kasetsart University and universities in Japan. Hence, Dr. Chongrak WACHRINRAT gave welcoming remarks followed by Assistant Professor Dr. Kampanat PENSUPAR who gave overview information about Kasetsart University, depicted the strong and healthy collaborative activities with Japanese universities throughout the years with over 100 MoU with each other. Furthermore, Assistant Professor Dr. Suriyan TUNKIJJANUKIJ also gave crucial information on the collaboration between the Faculty of Fisheries and the Japanese, especially in terms of career development as many of their students got a job in Japanese companies. Moreover, H.E. Mr. NASHIDA Kazuya also mentions the unraveling COVID-19 situation in Japan that will help restore the collaborative activities between both sides such as a student exchange or a visiting professor. In addition, Dr. Chongrak WACHRINRAT also states that Kasetsart University currently planning for the establishment of the Faculty of Medical Science, which needs supports from universities in Japan to help develop a curriculum or a double/joint degree program as expertise in this field of studies.

The delegations also visit a mini booth exhibition from the Faculty of Fisheries, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Institute of Food Research and Product Development, Kasetsart Agricultural and Agro-Industrial Product Improvement Institute (KAPI), meet with Japanese’s exchange students, and also visit Cannabis Laboratory at the Faculty of Agriculture, and ending this wonderful event with a lunch hosted by Kasetsart University.