H.E. Mr. Allan McKinnon PSM, Australian Ambassador to Thailand paid his first official visit to Khon Kaen University on 31 March 2022. He met with Associate Professor Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, President of Khon Kaen University and other KKU administrators to discuss the feasibility of further academic collaboration between Australian universities and Khon Kaen University such as student exchange programs, human resource developments, and research.
Associate Professor Apichat Jiravuttipong, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University was one of the KKU administrators to welcome and discuss the collaboration between MDKKU and the Australian universities. He said, “As an alumnus of Australia, I have a great pleasure and honor to welcome H.E. Mr. Allan McKinnon to Khon Kaen University today. I look forward to giving full support, in my capacity as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, to make our collaboration with Australia fruitful”.
KKU also welcomed two senior staff from the Australian Embassy who accompanied the Ambassador, Ms. Anita Wise, Second Secretary for Political Affairs and Mr. Chanapat Maneedul, Senior Staff on Political Affairs.
The meeting was held in the Sarasin Meeting Room, KKU, and the following administrators also joined the discussion:
1. Associate Professor Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, President KKU
2. Associate Professor Nawarat Wara-Aswapati, Vice President for International Affairs
3. Associate Professor Apichat Jiravuttipong, Dean, Faculty of Medicine
4. Associate Professor Peerasit Kamnuansilpa, Dean, College of Local Administration
5. Associate Professor Jureerat Daduang, Dean, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences
6. Associate Professor Darunee Jothityangkoon, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture
7. Associate Professor Pensri Jaroenwanit, Dean, Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy (KKBS)
8. Dr. Ploypailin Kikasiwat, Asistant Dean for International and Communication Affairs, Faculty of Business Administration and Accountancy (KKBS)
9. Assistant Professor Sirimonbhorn Thipsingh, Dean, Khon Kaen University International College
10. Assistant Professor Chavis Ketkaew, Associate Dean for Strategy, Research, and International Affairs, Khon Kaen University International College
11. Associate Professor Teekayu Plangkoon Jorns, Associate Dean for Research, Graduate Studies and International Affairs, Faculty of Dentistry
12. Assistant Professor Thanapauge Chamaratana, Assistant to the Dean for Academic and International Affairs, the Faculty of Humanities and Sochoal Sciences
13. Mrs. Wilawan Ungsunantawiwat, Acting Director, International Affairs Division