TH-UK Higher Education Forum
Thursday 07 October 2021 -
15:00 to 17:00
Virtual event on Microsoft Teams Meeting

The British Council and the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) have launched the Thai-UK World-class University Consortium to increase commitment and strategic partnership between Thai and UK universities and to support Thai university’s journey towards excellence in teaching, research, and innovation capability. 

We are organising the Thai-UK Higher Education Forum as a platform to share best practices and immediate challenges in developing institutional partnerships.



The Forum will be held on Thursday, 7 October 2021 (Open for public, registration only)



Register to join the virtual forum, Registration opens until 1 October 2021. The event access link will be sent to your registered email later in a seperate email.  



Time Programme
15.00 – 15.15 (15 min) Microsoft Teams Forum opens
15.15 – 15.45 (30 min)


Transnational Education Common framework—Understanding the definition of TNE, the different models and regulations. 

Speaker: Kevin Van Cauter, Higher Education Senior Advisor, British Council

15.45 – 16.30 (45 min)

Panel discussion – Sharing best practices  

University Showcase: This session will share experiences from 3 universities on the successes and challenges in the different types of partnerships. 


1.Strengthening and sustaining partnerships—a collaboration that sprung from a research partnership into a joint degree: 

Speaker: Prof Steven W Edwards, University of Liverpool

2.Collaborative Online International Learning Programme 

Speaker: Asst Prof Duangthida Nunthapirat, Dean, Bangkok University International Programs, Bangkok University   

3.Key success factors in international higher education collaboration—a case study of TNE programme

Speaker: Assoc. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thira Jearsiripongkul, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Thammasat University

Moderated by the British Council 

16.30 – 17.00 (30 min) 


Thai Funding opportunities — This session will share funding opportunities under the Reinventing University initiative from the Ministry and other sources that the universities can tap into. 

Speakers: Representative from the Office of Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation.