Signing the Agreement
On September 4, 2023, at the Mook Samui Meeting Room, Koh Samui Municipality, Mr. Suthum Samthong, Deputy Mayor of Koh Samui Municipality, acting on behalf of the Mayor of Koh Samui Municipality, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for academic cooperation between Koh Samui Municipality and Suratthani Rajabhat University. The signing ceremony was attended by the Municipal Secretary, municipal staff, faculty members of the Graduate School of Suratthani Rajabhat University, and witnesses from both parties.
Objectives of the Collaboration
The MOU signifies an important starting point for establishing a network of cooperation and exchange of academic knowledge, research, and mutual support. The collaboration aims to address various aspects, including:
Research and Development
The scope of cooperation includes the development of research topics for master’s degree students based on the needs of the local community in Koh Samui Municipality. The objective is to address problems and enhance the potential of local communities in Koh Samui for sustainable development.
Local Innovation Areas
The partnership supports the establishment of local innovation areas in Koh Samui Municipality for graduate students’ research, helping to foster a culture of innovation and creativity in the region.
Training and Skill Development
The collaboration focuses on the development of training curricula to improve the skills of local leaders and personnel. It also aims to enhance soft skills through social engineering processes that meet future development challenges for the municipality’s residents.
The MOU supports the graduate education of personnel affiliated with Koh Samui Municipality, enabling them to further their studies and contribute to the community’s growth.
Teaching and Learning Management
The partnership encourages teaching and learning management in both classroom and online formats, or in a blended approach, to maximize learning opportunities for students.
Both organizations will work together in the dissemination of academic knowledge and the simultaneous development of personnel, fostering a strong, well-informed community.
Strengthening the Bond
This collaboration between Koh Samui Municipality and Suratthani Rajabhat University, marked by the signing of the MOU, will pave the way for a stronger partnership, focused on the exchange of knowledge and resources, ultimately benefiting the municipality and its residents.