Memorandum of Understanding between UNIS and Chulalongkorn University

Memorandum of Understanding between UNIS and Chulalongkorn University

Top image: Prof. Pirom Kamolratanakul, M.D. President of Chulalongkorn University, Prof. Dr. Parash Tajchayapong, Vice Chairman, the Committee of the Information Technology Project under the initiative of HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindorn, Associate Prof. Ole Jørgen Lønne, the University Centre in Svalbard, Kim Holmén, International Director, the Norwegian Polar Institute.

Earlier this month, UNIS entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. The aim of the agreement is to enhance cooperation in research and education between the two parties.

19 November 2015
Text: Inger Lise Næss/UNIS
All photos: National Science and Technology Development agency (NSTDA)

Royal initiative
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindorn of Thailand visited Svalbard both in 2013 and 2014, and has shown great interest in polar research and education. She has expressed a wish to develop the collaboration between Norway and Thailand in these areas, and was greatly pleased to see the Memorandum of Understanding being signed in Bangkok 13 November 2015.

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindorn of Thailand

HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindorn of Thailand

As stated in the agreement, the parties “will undertake to initiate joint activities such as:

  1. Organize and perform joint research projects, academic seminars and guest lecturers,
  2. Exchange scholarly materials, research reports, publications, etc.
  3. Increase the opportunities for Thai students to undertake Master and PhD courses at UNIS.”
Norway's delegaetion to Thailand

The delegation from Norway together with HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand, Thailand’s minister of Science and Technology, Norway’s ambassador to Thailand, Thailand’s ambassador to Norway, President, Vice President and other representatives from Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok and representatives from Thailand’s National Science and Technology Development Agency.

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