Recognizing the productive partnership between the Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) and the Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi (RMUTT) Thailand, nine senior administrators paid a visit to the CPSC headquarters from March 30-April 1, 2016. The visit was part of RMUTT's three-day mission to Manila which comprised calls, benchmarking and observations of major higher education institutions in the country.
The tour intended to achieve the following objectives: (1) visit possible workplace of the students (Faculty of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts and Faculty of Technical Education, (2) propose, match and explore possible subjects for credit transfer (Faculty of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts and Faculty of Technical Education), and (3) discuss internship matters such as duration, possible assistance and others. The visit to CPSC on the other hand, included discussions on possible short term and long term faculty exchange courses, collaborative researches and other related matters.
Prof. Dr. G. Kulanthaivel along with CPSC Officers and staff warmly welcomed the Thai visitors. Prof. Dr. G.K. in his welcome remarks underscored the long and fruitful cooperation of CPSC and RMUTT and thus, affirmed CPSC's continuous alliance with the university.
The RMUTT visit was led by Asst. Prof. Dr. Roongaroon Rangrongratana, Assistant to the President, Faculty of Technical Education. She was accompanied by Dr. Thosporn Sangsawang, Vice Dean for Student Affairs, Faculty of Technical Education, Dr. Rossarin Jermtaisong, Head, Department of Education, Faculty of Technical Education, Dr. Parinya Bannaphesat, Lecturer, Faculty of Technical Education, Faculty of Technical Education, Asst. Prof. Dr. Panida Somprajob, Assistant Dean for Academic and Research Affairs, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Ms. Atchira Tiwasing, Lecturer, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Asst. Prof. Dr. Boonrueng Somprajob, Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts and Dr. Thaworada Chantanasut, Lecturer, Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts.
Some of the most prominent universities in Manila that they visited were the Ateneo de Manila University and the University of the Philippines in Diliman. The group was also given the opportunity to appreciate some of the tourist sites in Manila with a sight-seeing at Intramuros, National Museum and the American Memorial Cemetery.