On May 5, 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, and Mr. Vee Chansa-Ngavej, Counsellor, Royal Thai Embassy in Wellington, were very warmly received by VUW’s delegates, including:
- Blair McRae – Deputy Vice Chancellor (Engagement)
- Rebecca Needham – Director, Strategic Partnerships and Engagement
- Alex Glidden – Associate Director, Strategic Partnerships and Engagement
- Peter Gu – Associate Professor, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
- Jonathan Newton – Associate Professor, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies
Both sides had a cordial yet engaging and fruitful discussion with new and promising ideas for future collaboration, especially in the fields of Political Science, Government and Public Management, and TESOL & Applied Linguistics. The NIDA delegation looks forward to having a strong partnership with VUW soon.