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STOU welcomes Shanghai Open University executives in MOU Signing Ceremony

On 24-25 November 2024, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Manit Jumpa, Acting President of Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, welcomed a delegation from Shanghai Open University (SOU), China. Led by Prof. Junjiang Lou, Vice Chairman of the University Council, Shanghai Open University executives attended the MOU Signing Ceremony between the two universities and visited STOU headquarters and our regional center in Phet Buri.

The MOU Signing Ceremony was held at the Executive Meeting Room of the Administration Building in STOU Headquarters in Nonthaburi. The event was honored by the presence of Vice-Presidents, Deans, and Directors of both universities. Signed by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Manit Jumpa and Prof. Junjiang Lou, the MOU focuses on cooperation in digital technology and educational innovation to enhance STOU’s strategy and meet the university’s Vision: “STOU strives to be a world-leading open university utilizing technology and educational innovation to provide lifelong education for all.

After the ceremony, the delegates attended a knowledge-sharing session where STOU lecturers gave concise presentations about current technology and innovations employed at STOU. Assoc. Prof. Warisa Romsaiyud from the School of Science and Technology spoke on “STOU-ASFER: Automatic Student Facial Expression Recognition Model.” Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thanathnuth Chatpakkarattana gave a presentation on “Development of Digital Learning Environment.” Asst. Prof. Dt. Pantipa Amorinrit and Dr. Wachira Prammawong presented their work on “AI and Digital Education Innovations for Teacher Development.” Dr. Patthanan Bootchuy talked about the “Design of Online Courses.”

The guests enjoyed a campus tour at the King Prajadhipok and Queen Rambhai Barni Documentation Center and the Educational Broadcasting Production Center (EBPC). They also visited STOU Phet Buri to observe regional operations on the following day.

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