On Jan 20, 2014, a senior lecturer and 10 students from the Center of Southeast Asian Studies at the State Islamic University (UIN) Syarif Hidayatullah in Jakarta, Indonesia, visited PSU's Hat Yai Campus. They were welcomed by Dr. Paphavee Van Dommelen, Assistant President for International Affairs and Foreign Students, and International Affairs Office (IAO) representatives.
In addition to exchanging cultural experiences with PSU, sharing readiness strategies for ASEAN Community 2015 was also high on the visitors' agenda. Mr. Arisman, the leader of the delegation and member of the Indonesian Council on World Affairs, said that such educational visits are essential to instilling a true sense of ASEAN in the next generation of decision-makers in the region.
PSU's collaborative relationship with State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah includes a previously established MOU and faculty-level visits to PSU's Pattani Campus.