The Dean, Faculty of Medicine of Khon Kaen University (Thailand) paid a courtesy call on President Harada

The three-party delegation that included Associate Professor Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University (Thailand), paid a courtesy visit to President Shinji Harada on January 20, 2016.


Khon Kaen University is the largest university in northeastern Thailand. Since concluding an agreement with Kumamoto University in 2002, university-level exchanges especially in the field of medicine have been actively conducted.


During the informal talk with President Harada, opinions were voiced on the possibility of new student exchanges, and the courtesy call ended in a friendly atmosphere.


In the course of the three-day visit to Kumamoto University, the delegation held substantive talks with the chief committee member of education, dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and staff in charge of educational affairs on the development of a double-degree program with the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and on the introduction of a medical student exchange program. In addition, the delegation observed the Center for AIDS Research, the International Research Center for Medical Science, the Radioisotope Center of the Institute of Resource Development and Analysis, and the Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics.


The visit provided an excellent opportunity to discuss and promote further exchanges between both universities.




From the left, Associate Professor Rasana Wongratanacheewin, Associate Professor Charnchai Panthongviriyakul, President Shinji Harada, Dr. Suda Vannaprasaht, Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, and Professor Seiji Okada, the Center for AIDS Research