A team of French experts visited Kasetsart University on 18 March 2019 in order to participate in the 6th International Conference on Technical Education (Technopreneur for Sustainable Growth and Development). The French delegation consisted of Dr Guillaume Da, attaché for scientific and higher education at the French Embassy; Stéphane Lauwick, vice president for international affairs of ADIUT (a Network of 113 Institutes of Technology (IUT) in France); Prof Noureddine Takorabet, Université de Lorraine; Prof Abdelmalek Benzekri of IUT A (France’s largest IUT) and Université Toulouse Paul Sabatier; and Olivier Rebault, project coordinator for international affairs at ADIUT.
They were warmly welcomed by our dean Dr Peerayuth Charnsethikul, who was accompanied by Dr. Sornprach Thanisawanyangkura, vice president of Kasetsart University; and Asst Prof Dr Patamaporn Sripadungtham, our vice dean for international affairs.
During the conference they attended a presentation on “System of professional education in engineering”. In addition, the French delegation proposed setting up a micro-certificate program aimed at enhancing the professional skills of both Thai and French bachelor degree students. The proposed program is based on promoting the values of flexibility and diversity for engineering students.