From 24 – 30 March 2018, the representatives from The Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University (IIS-RU) led by Ms. Rathaporn Amatawanich; Deputy Director for Administration, along with two support staffs participated in the annual Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE) 2018 Conference and Exhibition held at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Singapore. This annual APAIE conference aimed at bringing together international educators, universities and related organisations active in Asia-Pacific higher education to promote communication, networking and professional development. Furthermore, the APAIE strived to facilitate the exchange and mobility of students, staff and scholars, and the progression of academic collaboration internationally. The purpose of this participation was to discuss how to further the existing collaboration and possibly renew the agreements between the partner and non-partner universities to further explore opportunities for future academic collaboration.
During the event, the representatives from The Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University (IIS-RU) was able to meet with representatives from partner and non-partner universities worldwide such as EDC Paris Business School, Kansai University, SRH Hochschule Heidelberg, École des nouveaux métiers de la communication, University of Augsburg, ESSCA – School of Management, Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Daffodil International University, Sungkyunkwan University, Youngsan University and many other overseas universities. Having attended and been a part of such educational conference, the IIS-RU representatives had a great time touring the campus and interacting with the management team and faculty members during the networking lunch at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).