Officials from the Thammasat University in Thailand signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Manila Times College for the international students exchange program (ISEP) on Thursday.
The mission is to promote academic and cross-cultural learning through a worldwide collaborative network of higher education institutions.
“The program is about exchanging students and faculty staff and having collaboration in academic field specially in journalism because that is our expert, and we came here to sign the MOU with The Manila Times College,” an official told The Manila Times.
In addition, most exchange students will utilize the courses offered by the Thai Studies
program. The Thai Studies program offers Thai language courses for students at all levels.
In the region, The Manila Times College is the first school to tie up with the Thai university under the program.
Thammasat University is the first higher educational institution in Thailand to offer a bachelor degree in journalism. This program offers courses in newspaper and print media, radio and television, film, advertising, public relations and mass communication management.
In January, Chulalongkorn University in Thailand was the organizer, through its Asean Studies Center, of a short-term student exchange program for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) members entitled “Asean Youth & the Evolving Regional Architecture”.
The program, funded by the Innovative Thai-Asean Academic Cooperation at Chulalongkorn University, has as its objective to develop knowledge and build an academic cooperative network for Chulalongkorn University and Thailand with perspectives set on the upcoming Asean Economic Community in 2015, as well as to provide an arena of opportunities for students to explore in economic, political and cultural experiences of Asean countries.
Participants included students from Asean universities such as Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Airlangga University (Indonesia), De La Salle University (Philippines)—which is also a GUNi Member—, Vietnam National University, University of Brunei Darussalam, National University of Laos, and Royal University of Phnom Penh (Cambodia).
However, ISEP is an independent, self-supporting non-profit organization serving over 300 member institutions in 45 countries.
Since 1979, ISEP has provided access to an affordable range of diverse study opportunities to over 37,000 students worldwide.