The president Charnchai Panthongviriyakul leads KKU administrators to visit Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany

The president Charnchai Panthongviriyakul leads KKU administrators to visit Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT), Germany, is a very renowned university for green, innovative and practical. Offering a variety of programs, it focuses on the efficient and sustainable use of natural resources. It has strong links with companies and industries locally and internationally. A total of 6,000 students live and study on the green area of the university, made up of the Weihenstephan and the Triesdorf campuses. Its outstanding learning facilities include show gardens, pilot plants, laboratories, a biotechnology centre and smart farms. Here, the students are equipped with capability to face the national and international employment market.

HSWT and KKU has collaborated for more than 3 years. In 2018, the first Master’s student of KKU, Ms.Buratsakorn Simrakkaew arrived at HSWT the first time for her practical training at a farm in Germany. With her hard working and outstanding performance during the training, she later on was proudly selected by HSWT to further continue the Master’s degree in agricultural management at HSWT. Now she almost completes her course works and will do her thesis next semester.

Last year, Mr Arnold Hoppe, an undergraduate agricultural management student from HSWT, visited KKU as an exchange student under the support from the Erasmus grant. His visit focused on collecting data on milk management in Khon Kaen under the supervision of Prof.Raft Schlauderer and Prof. Patcharee Suriya. Fascinating experiences he gained from that time brought him back for the second mobility at KKU.