Chiang Mai University in coordination with the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Secretary of ASEAN University Network Thematic Network of University Social Responsibility (AUNUSR&S), will host “The 4th Asia Engage Regional Conference 2018” during November 26 – 28, 2018 at The Empress Hotel, Chiang Mai.
This conference will be a regional academic stage for exchanging knowledge on research, education, academic and social services that have a high impact on higher education institutes in Asia. It will also foster an opportunity for creating network alliances between stake holders such as higher educational institutes, local community, non – profit organizations, public, private and industrial sectors.
This year Chiang Mai University will host the conference in collaboration and encouragement from 9 universities consisting of Chiang Mai Rajabhat University, Lampang Rajabhat University, Uttaradit Rajabhat University, Payap University, North Chiang Mai University, Far Eastern University, Rajamangala University Technology Lanna, Maejo University and Universitas Indonesia and 8 organizations in Thailand consisting of The Thailand Research Fund (TRF), Office of the Higher Educational Committee, Council of the University Presidents of Thailand, Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Engagement Thailand Regional Research Network: Northern Part and Research Management Network of Upper Northern Part.
The conference theme for this year is “Rising to the Challenge of the SDGs in Asia through University Engagement”. Assistant Professor Dr. Pisith Wora-Urai, Expert and Consultant of Huay Hong Krai Center for Education and Development will present a special lecture on “King Bhumibol’s Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy…Towards Sustainable Development Goal” and Professor Wicharn Panich, M.D., committee member of Chiang Mai University Council, will present the “Next Step…University – Community Engagement towards SDGs in Asia.”
During this conference discussions on University Community Engagement, University – Civil Society Engagement, University - International Agency Engagement, University – Industry Engagement, and University - Government Engagement will be held as well as presentations on case studies in education, learning and serving society and a discussion on “Preparation of Academic Publications for serving society”.