Project SIMPLE - Erasamus+ EU programme for education


SIMPLE Project Final Conference

Bridge the gap between academic and professional sector


Where?   Kasetsart University, Thailand (room 303, 3rd floor at Boon Indrambarya Building, Faculty of Fisheries, Kasetsart University)

When?    27th August 2019

Topic?    Bridge the gap between academic and professional sector

Who?      Representatives of the universities, students, graduates, professionals (NGOs, Embassies, governmental organisations, private companies)

Why?      To share lessons learnt and recommendations from the SIMPLE project activities done in  Cambodia, Indonesia, and Thailand

                 To promote best practices for cooperation between universities and professional sector including experiences with cooperation with the professional sector

                 To provide feedback from organised internships, career days, soft skills trainings, guest lectures




Programme and SIMPLE project outcomes presentations


8:00 -  8:45      Registration of participants

9:00 - 9:30       Welcome by KU representatives

9:30 - 10:15     Presentation of activities of the SIMPLE project and Lessons learnt (P. Chaloupkova, SIMPLE project coordinator)

10:15 - 10:45   Coffee break

10:45 - 11:30   Partners experience from Cambodia (RUA, UBB, CULS Prague)

11:30 - 12:15   Partners experience from Indonesia (IPB, UNTAD, UGent)

12:15 - 13:00   Partners experience from Thailand (KU, PSU, BOKU Vienna)

13:00 - 14:00   Lunch

14:00 - 15:30   Professional sector point of view - Panel discussion

15:30 - 16:00   Coffee break

16:00 - 17:00   Students’ and alumni stories

17:00 - 17:30   Conclusions and recommendations

18:30               Official dinner




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List of international speakers and honorable guests


Project SIMPLE - University Representatives

Czech Republic

·         Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS)

Dr. Petra Chaloupkova - Vice-dean for International Relations, project SIMPLE Coordinator

Dr. Jana Mandikova - SIMPLE project manager

Dr. Jana Hummelová - International Relations Office


University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU)

Mr. Bernhard Sickenberg - Alumni and Career Center

Mrs. Natalie Eder - Alumni and Career Center

Mrs. Katrin Hasenhuendl - Center for International Relations


Ghent University (UGent)

Mrs. Carole Picavet - International Office Policy Advisor Communication

Ir. Anne-Marie De Winter - International Office

Mrs. Patricia-Linda Burssens - Department of Educational Policy, International Relations


Royal University of Agriculture (RUA)

Dr. Yoeu Asikin - Division of Research and Extension

Mr. Kheav Noeurn - Head of Language Centre   

Mr. Sothea Kong - Division of Academic Affairs

University of Battambang (UBB)

Dr. Sam Rany - Vice Rector

Dr. Koemseang Nhuong - Head of Department of Animal Science

Mr. Sunday Van, MSc. - Chief of student association


Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) 

Dr. Syarifah Iis Aisyah – Director of Innovation and Intellectual Property

Mrs. Nur Fajri Rahmawati, BSc. – Directorate Student Affairs and Career Development

Mr. Firmansyah

Tadulako University (UNTAD) 

Dr. Amar Akbar Ali - Vice Rector for development and partnership

Dr. Aiyen - Coordinator of European Countries partnership Project

Dr. Nur Edy - Career and Alumni Center

Dr. Nur Sangaji - Alumni Centre UNTAD


 Kasetsart University (KU) 

Dr. Poonpipope Kasemsap - Vice President for Kamphaeng Saen Campus, Director of the Horticulture Innovation Lab Regional Center, Director of the International Studies Center

Dr. Sukkrit Nimitkul – Lecturer/ Assistance to the dean for administration, Head of Career Center

Mr. Sathit Mhosomboon - Scientist

Prince of Songkla University (PSU)

Asst. Prof. Dr. Chutima Tantikitti - Associate Dean for International Affairs and Graduate Studies

Asst. Prof. Ladawan Lerslerwong - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Asst. Prof. Apinya Ratanachai - Associate Dean for Student Development



Professional Sector Representatives

Manit farm, Thailand

Mr. Amorn Leungnarumitchai


Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand

Mr. Tanes Poomtong - Director of Royal Fisheries Initiated Projects and Spacial Activities Division, Department of Fisheries (

Smile Heart Foods Co., Ltd.

Mr. Wivatthanachai Kinghthong



Honourable Guests

Austrian Embassy

               Mrs. Mag. Judith Schildberger - Ambassador

Belgian Embassy

               Mrs. Katrien  Verdoodt - Political Affairs

Ministry of Agriculture, 

Forestry and Fisheries, Cambodia


H.E. Dr. Yoeu Asikin, Under-Secretary of State of Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) 

Agrinatura Association,

Czech Republic


Mrs. Tereza Slamova, MSc., AGRINATURA Association Secretariat

PISAI Project,


Asst. Prof. Dr. Chutima Tantikitti - Project Leader


FSCC Project, Thailand

Dr. Poonpipope Kasemsap - Project Leader

Naresuan University, Thailand

Associate Professor Sukhgij Ysothonsreekul - Dean of the Faculty of Medical Science

National University of Management, Cambodia

Mr. Phin Chamroeun, MSc. - Teacher and Auditor at Ministry of Culture and Fine Art

HEIP Project (World Bank and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports), Cambodia

Dr. Sam Rany – project coordinator

Mahidol University

               Mrs. Arunee Suwanngam - Educational Affairs Officer, Dean Office

Muhammadiyah University of North Sumatra (Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara (UMSU)

               Mr. Sukma Lesmana, MSc. - Head of Career Development and Alumni Centre  


Student and graduates - speakers


  • Mr. Patipon Bharkbhian – Faculty of Fisheries


  • Mr. Erik Mulyana, MSc. - Faculty of Agriculture


  • Ms. Frilly Adrelia Utami – Economics Faculty


  • Mr. Sosavdy CHAN – Food Processing


  • Mr. Huong Nontarak - Agronomy


  • Mr. Prarobh Kasibal – Faculty of Natural Resources


  • Mr. Supanat Thaneerat – Faculty of Natural Resources



Final Conference of the SIMPLE project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, was held on 27 August 2019 at Kasetsart University in Bangkok, Thailand.

Nearly 100 international participants got the opportunity to bridge the gap between academic and professional sector. Speakers and representatives from Embassies, Ministries, universities (staff, teachers, and students), other projects, governmental and private sector discussed their experiences from different perspectives and cross-border insight.

During the fruitful Conference, project outcomes were presented by nine project representatives from universities in EU (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic) and Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand). Project SIMPLE has a positive impact on cooperation between universities and industry. At six Asian universities (Kasetsart University, Prince of Songkla University, Tadulako University, Bogor Agricultural University, University of Battambang, Royal University of Agriculture) were established or improved Alumni and Career Centres (AC/CC). The Platform for cooperation was created to guarantee an increase in the sustainable success of the involvement of future employers in academic activities. Project outputs in the field of AC/CC activities for platform extension, events (Career days), internships and soft skills trainings were step by step presented. Concluding three successful years of the SIMPLE project, lessons learnt and recommendations for the best practices for cooperation between academic and professional sector were shared.

The outputs of the Final Conference, as well as results of the SIMPLE project, are available at in the Final Study of the SIMPLE project.

Final Conference leaflet