The Chulalongkorn School of Integrated Innovation (ScII) and Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for student and faculty exchange. Signed on June 28, 2022, the MoU provides for both Institutes to exchange up to six students every year.
Both Institutes will provide official transcripts for every exchange student. The transcripts will serve as official credits for the courses the students attended. Furthermore, both Institutes plan to facilitate student immersion programs to promote internationalization. Beside students, both ScII and Nanyang Polytechnic will also encourage faculty and staff exchanges.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, Executive Director, ScII, and Ms. Esther Ho, Director, School of Business Management, Nanyang Polytechnic.
Ms. Ether Ho noted that Nanyang Polytechnic follows an interdisciplinary approach similar to the one adopted by ScII. ”Competency-based learning permeates our curriculum,” she said. From their very first day in the program, students engage in industry-based projects, and as they progress, the scope and complexity of the projects increase. “We also have teaching enterprise project centers where our pedagogy is implemented with real-life industry as a platform for students to apply their knowledge and skills,” Ms Ho said.
Signing the agreement, Prof. Worsak said, “This agreement will bring Thai and Singaporean students closer together and promote project-based learning with industry partners, a landmark pedagogical approach fostered both at our School and at Nanyang Polytechnic’s School of Business Management.” Thanks to the practical industry-focused approach followed at Nanyang, ScII students can now look forward to working with industry and business majors in Singapore. “ScII has already established solid partnerships with 11 multinational companies and eight international academic partners, five of which are among the top 300 universities in the world,” Prof. Worsak said. ScII’s network now extends from the UK and the US to China, Australia, and Japan, among others.
Prof. Worsak also suggested that ScII and Nanyang Polytechnic partner with like-minded universities and institutions in neighboring countries so that students can benefit from the emerging ecosystem.
Participants from Nanyang Polytechnic included Ms. Esther Ho, Director, Mr. Aloysius Tan, Deputy Director, Ms. Charmaine Khoo, Manager; and Ms. Nurul Huda. ScII was represented by Professor Worsak Kanok-Nukulchai, Executive Director, and Dr. Pietro Borsano, Deputy Executive Director.