International Symposium on Global Environmental Studies Education and Research in Asia

On November 13-15, 2016, International Symposium on Global Environmental Studies Education and Research in Asia were held at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Pre-workshop of the international symposium on global environmental education and research in Asia was held on 13 November @ Hotel Novotel Bangkok on Siam Square.
There were 4 sessions in total to discuss about “Development of International Education Program”, “Possibility of Research and Outreach Activities for Audits on the Connectivity of Hills, Humans and Oceans (CoHHO) through International Cooperation”, “Progress of International Research Cooperation”, and “Cooperation between Industry, Government and Academia.”
Thirty-four presentations were conducted and active Q and A session and discussion had seen in each session for further international cooperation in various activities in near future.

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International symposium on global environmental education and research in Asia was held on 14 November @ Mahidol University.
There were 4 signing ceremonies on double master’s degree programs between Kyoto University (Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies and Graduate School of Agriculture) with Mahidol University, Bogor Agricultural University and Institut Teknologi Bandung.
In adition, 4 speakers summarized the pre-workshop in each session, and Prof. Bangchong (Mahidol University), Prof. Kitano (Kyoto University), Prof. FIttschen (University Lille 1), and Mr. Karaki (Embassy of Japan in Thailand) gave remarkable presentation regards to inter-university programs and various cooperation in academia and industries.

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As side event, Study Tour was conducted on 15 November around Bangkok. Participants visited Klongkhone Mangrove Conservation Center (Samutsongkhram Province) and Khlong Lad Pho Gate (Royal Project for flood protection) to learn and feel the ecological system of tidal flat and mangrove along Mae Klong river, and flood history and countermeasure to the flood in Chao Phraya river.

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In total, 166 participants from 15 countries and more students joined this symposium to exchange opinions and discussed international cooperation in education and research.

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