Prof. Dr. Ekhleif Tarawneh, President of The University of Jordan (UJ), and Prof. Dr. Abdullah Al-Musa, President of Yarmouk University (YU), Jordan, honored PSU with their visit to Songklanagarind Hospital and the PSU Business Incubation Center, Hat Yai Campus, on March 25, 2015.
The two honorable guests visited Thailand as participants of the 3rd International Islamic Studies Conference, hosted by PSU College of Islamic Studies in Pattani Campus from March 23-25, and they had bilateral meetings with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chusak Limsakul, PSU President, and team on March 23.
Prof. Dr. Ekhleif Tarawneh was warmly welcomed at the PSU Business Incubation Center by Asst. Prof. Kamron Pitaks, Director, and team. After an informative presentation about the structure and roles of the PSU BIC, a lively discussion focused on the finer details of the Center's services, including business consultation, establishment and financing; facilitating market access for startups, and a comprehensive coordinating service for research commercialization. Dr. Ekhleif expressed his appreciation for the unique business incubator system of the PSU BIC, and its ability to link innovative research and commercialization, with favorable comparisons to those in other countries. A tour of the Center followed, visiting PSU Innomart, a showcase of products by businesses supported through PSU-BIC.
Prof. Dr. Abdullah Al-Musa visited the PSU Faculty of Medicine and Songklanagarind Hospital. He was cordially welcomed by Assoc. Prof. M.D. Sutham Pinjaroen, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine; Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wilaiwan Chotigeat, Dean of the Faculty of Science; Asst. Prof. Tanarat Boonriong, M.D., Vice Dean for Hospital Affairs and Director of the Songklanagarind Hospital, and team. During the welcome meeting, the discussions focused on the present and future collaboration between the two universities under the existing MOU and the MOA between the YU and PSU faculties of Medicine. The collaborative activities discussed concern staff and students exchange, visiting professors, and YU medical students training at PSU. PSU academics were also invited to be part of the graduation committee at YU.
The distinguished visitors and PSU representatives expressed their willingness of sharing and learning from each university’s expertise, in order to advance not only the knowledge at a regional level, but to also bring valuable benefits to both countries.