On May 4, 2023, Prof. Dr. Tippawan Lorsuwannarat, President; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sombat Kusumawalee, Vice President for Academic and International Affairs; Prof. Dr. Medhi Krongkaew, NIDA Advisory Board Member for International Affairs; and Asst. Prof. Dr. Aree Manosuthikit, Assistant to the President for International Affairs, met with the University of Melbourne’s delegates, which included:
- Professor Jennifer Grafton, Associate Dean (International)
- Professor Peter Gahan, Associate Dean (Teaching & Learning), Faculty of Business and Economics / Melbourne Business School
- Professor David Harris, Head, Dept of Economics, Faculty of Business and Economics
- Professor Abigail Payne, Director, Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic and Social Research, Faculty of Business and Economics
Both sides had an engaging discussion regarding the potential areas of common interest and collaboration, which included joint research, faculty/researcher exchange, PhD student seminars or symposia. Both also agreed on having gradual yet focused and active collaboration. Our sincere gratitude to all the UM delegates for attending this meeting and especially Prof. Jennifer Grafton for making this very important meeting possible for us.