Siam University was the only Thai university invited to UNESCO World Higher Education Conference (WHEC) 2022, "Reinvening Higher Education for a Sustainable Future"
President Pornchai Mongkhonvanit was invited by UNESCO IAU (International Association of Universities) and UN SDSN (Sustainable Development Solutions Network) and Vice President, Professor Dr. Chanita Rukspollmuang was invited by UNESCO
IESALC (International Institute for Higher Education in Latin America and the Caribbean) to be speaker and panelists in the 3rd WHEC 2022 at Barcelona, Spain during May 18-20. President Pornchai participated in the roundtables on "Protecting professors: barnishing burnout and enhancing engagement" hosted by 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 thought 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 from Thai and Asian Higher Education be heard globally. 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 was organized once every 10 years. Next conference will be in 2032.