Siam University was the only Thai university invited to UNESCO World Higher Education Conference (WHEC) 2022, "Reinventing Higher Education for a Sustainable Future"
President Pornchai Mongkhonvanit, invited by UNESCO IAU (International Association of Universities) and UN SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network), and Vice President, Professor Dr. Chanita Rukspollmuang, invited by UNESCO IESALC (International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean) to be speakers and panelists in the 3rd WHEC 2022 in Barcelona, Spain from May 18-20.
President Pornchai participated in the roundtables on “Protecting professors: barnishing burnout and enhancing engagement,” hosted by the International Association of University Professors, and “Higher Education role in securing the future: a more equitable, peaceful, and sustainable society,” hosted by IAU, UNESCO, UN SDSN. In the same event, Vice President Chanita shared her thoughts as an IESALC expert of UNESCO Futures of Higher Education 2050 in the roundtable on “Transforming the Futures of Higher Education” with students from China and Venezuela.
It was a great opportunity to make our voice heard from Thailand and Asian Higher Education be heard globally. It was also an opportunity to meet and discuss Siam University’s activities with colleagues and friends worldwide including EUA and Magna Charta as well as various UNESCO related Units.
WHEC is organized once every 10 years. The next conference will be in 2032.