Project SIMPLE - Erasamus+ EU programme for education

Follow-up of SIMPLE project - PSU delegates at CZU (March, 2022)

Thai delegates from the Prince of Songkla University at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences

Five representatives of the Prince of Songkla University (PSU) visited CZU between 21st – 25th March 2022. The visit was based on long-term cooperation and previous projects with FTA within Erasmus+ projects such as: EURASIA 2, ALFABET, AskAsia, SIMPLE and PISAI.

It was an honour to discuss further cooperation with Thai delegates from the Prince of Songkla University: Vice-President Dr. Thakerng Wongsirichot, Assistant to the President Dr. Wongkot Phuphumirat and Faculty of Natural Resources: Assistant to the Dean Dr. Rungrat Sae YangDr. Pongpachara Tarasook, and Dr. Chutima Tantikitti - coordinator of EU projects and cooperation.

The output of the meetings will lead to a double degree master’s study programme (DDMP) in International Cooperation in Agriculture and Rural Development focused on students and staff mobilities, academic and scientific collaboration, and the organization of summer schools. Moreover, cooperation will be strengthened by online form (teaching, research, students’ meetings to build a friendly environment). The representative of the Agrinatura association (Dr. Tereza Slámová) introduced possibilities for cooperation with CZU and PSU in the international network.

During fruitful meetings, representatives of CZU (Vice-rector for International Relations: Prof. Michal Lošťák, Head of the International Relations Office: Lukáš Pospíšil), FTA  (Dean: Prof. Patrick Van Damme, Vice-dean for International Relations Dr. Petra Chaloupkova, dr.h.c.) and other CZU representatives discussed details for the success of the new cooperation.

Thanks to this event, new opportunities will enrich both universities in research, education, and internationalization.