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Chula Collaborates with BOL to Develop Instructions and Student Skills in Innovation

Chulalongkorn University is enhancing the instructions and students’ learning potential, as well as innovation skills through collaboration with Business Online Public Company Limited (BOL).  Databases are to be used to create new research and knowledge base in response to the needs of the Thai society.  The MOU signing ceremony was held on December 3rd, 2020, with Chulalongkorn President Prof. Dr. Bundhit Eua-arporn, and Mr. Jack Mint Ink Thanet, Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of BOL, cosigning.

Data and information play a vital role in proper planning. The BOL database will be very valuable for research and innovation with strong social impacts. Today’s ceremony is more than simply the signing of an MOU, but the initiation of a project that will bring about tangible results that will drive Thai society further.

Prof. Dr. Bundhit said that Chula’s strategic goals under the “Innovations for Society” vision are classified into three areas: 1) Developing leaders of the future, 2) Creating innovations and quality research, and 3) Sustainable development.  This collaboration will help promote the teaching and learning, as well as innovative skills of students to keep abreast with the rapidly-changing digital world in which practical know-how is as crucial as theoretical knowledge. The first phase of this collaboration will be implemented in three faculties: Engineering, Economics, and Commerce and Accountancy. Jack Mint Ink Thanet, further reiterated that “BOL recognizes the importance of developing students’ skills and promoting innovation, so we are collaborating with Chula in research, creation of new knowledge base and good governance.   Today’s world is full of drastic changes.  The reversal of fortune caused by COVID-19 has forced the business sector to adapt to keep the organizations moving forward. The same applies to the academic sector that needs to develop students’ skills to reflect the educational trends of the future. At least, students must have skills in innovation, and databases know-how to develop new tasks to meet work requirements in the digital age where technology is indispensable.”

Chula’s encouragement and support for research is excellent for teachers, students, and the public.

Associate Professor Dr. Suchana Chavanich Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University