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Thai achievers set for Cardiff

22 November 2017

Professor Anthony Beresford and Dr Ruth Banomyong

Outstanding undergraduates from Thammasat University in Thailand will pursue postgraduate study at Cardiff University thanks to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the two institutions.

The MoU, confirmed by Professor Anthony Beresford from Cardiff Business School and Dr Ruth Banomyong from Thammasat University, will enable international student exchange and collaborative research and teaching.

Professor Beresford said: “Having supervised Ruth during his PhD study at Cardiff, I’ve witnessed Thammasat’s/Thailand’s student excellence first-hand.

“And so I’m very much looking forward to welcoming a new cohort of Thai graduates under this MoU...”

“I know they will prosper, just as Ruth did, with access to our outstanding postgraduate support, resources and facilities.”

Professor Anthony Beresford Professor in Multimodal Transport Systems

Dr Banomyong is now an Assistant Professor at Thammasat University and one of the foremost logistics development experts in Southeast Asia.

Common areas of interest

His research in collaboration with Professor Beresford is ongoing and was recognised at the British Council’s Alumni Awards earlier this year.

Under the terms of the MoU, their research will continue to focus on common areas of interest including international change and the facilitation of new markets across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

While in Thailand, Professor Beresford also delivered lectures at Bangkok University and the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.

His presentations entitled “Automotive parts exports from China to Germany: by sea or by rail?” and “Port Management and International Freight Transport” showcased the global focus of his research.

Following the signing of the MoU, discussions are already underway for academic staff from Cardiff Business School to teach alongside their Thai counterparts on a new programme Thammasat University aims to launch next year.

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