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STOU signs MOU with APU of Malaysia

8 May 2023 – Assoc. Prof. Dr. Manit Jumpa, Distinguished Member of the University Council, Acting President of Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University (STOU), and Prof. Ho Chin Kuan, Vice-Chancellor of Asia Pacific University of Technology (APU), Malaysia, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at APU headquarter in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The ceremony was witnessed by Prof. Ts. Dr. Murali Raman, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Academic Development and Strategy of APU, Asst. Prof. Dr. Gan Chanyawudhiwan, Acting Vice-President for Academic Services, Cultural Preservation, and International Affairs, and Mrs. Rattip Phukkeson, Acting Director of the Department of International Affairs of STOU. The team took this opportunity to visit the Digital Learning Hub and other student facilities at APU.

The signing of MOU between STOU and APU, which is a leading university of technology in Malaysia, stressed the aspiration of the university to enhance the quality of education, staff, and research in response to the university’s vision to be a world-leading open university utilizing technology and educational innovation to provide lifelong education for all.

The executives of the two universities discussed also the joint activities to be held, including the research initiative under the UNESCO Chair program themed “Harnessing Innovations in Technology to Support Teachers & Quality Learning” and other research collaborations.

Additionally, STOU and APU will co-host a hybrid international conference – Digital Business, Society and Economy (ICDBASE2023) themed “Explore the possibilities in a Connected World” on 24-25 October 2023, which will be physically held at APU headquarters in Malaysia.

ICDBASE is planned to become a recurring annual event that APU, STOU, and other partner institutions will alternately hold physically. The next ICDBASE is scheduled to be held at STOU headquarters by the end of 2024.