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Professor from Wels holds guest lectures in Thailand

Kurt Niel, professor and head of the Measuring and Testing Technology department at the School of Engineering recently participated in a short-term faculty exchange program in Thailand. Prof. Niel held a class on Diods (Introduction and Application) at our partner institution King Mongkut´s University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT) in Bangkok. The School of Engineering has been working with KMUTT since 2011, exchanging several students, internship students and also lecturers.

KMUTT is one of the autonomous public universities in Thailand. Its two campuses are located in Bangkok and count more than 16,000 students. It is the only Thai higher education institution being ranked under the top 100 Asian universities in the Times Higher Education Asia University Ranking 2016.

The cooperation between our School of Engineering and KMUTT was established in 2011. Since then, several student exchanges for studies or project work have been organized. In 2015 both institutions also decided to intensify the valued cooperation by introducing the exchange of lecturers. Prof. Rardchawadee Silapunt, Professor for Electrical Engineering, visited the School of Engineering during its third Staff Training Week and held guest lectures in the international Bachelor’s degree programme “Electrical Engineering” at Wels Campus. Further lecturer exchange activities are already scheduled for 2017. The School of Engineering is honored about this opportunity and is very much looking forward to intensify this long-term cooperation even further.