PKRU hosts Design Thinking Workshop with students from 5 countries attending

pkru design thinking workshop feb 2020

On February 10th 2020, the International Affairs Division at Phuket Rajabhat University opened a workshop called PKRU International Student Workshop and Competition 2020 at Kae Saed Conference Room, Chalerm Phra Kiat Building, PKRU. The opening ceremony was presided over by Mr. Supoj Rodrueng Na Nongkhai, the Deputy Governor of Phuket; with honorable guests attending the ceremony including Asst. Prof. Dr. Hiran Prasarnkarn, the President of the university; Asst. Prof. Dr. Noppadon Chanrawang, the Vice President in Student Affairs; Asst. Prof. Dr. Nattawut Sitthichai, the President Assistant in Organization Relations (the project organizer); and the university staff. There were students from Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan, and Jordan participating in the workshop.
The activities in the workshop were conducted by instructors who had experience in international education and workshops: Asst. Prof. Dr. Boonthida Uapipattanakul, who graduated from University of Oxford, England; Asst. Prof. Dr. Piyanut Jingjit, who graduated from University of Leeds, England; Asst. Prof. Dr. Parinya Meesuk, who graduated from Chulalongkorn University; and foreign experts as the judges to the competition.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Hiran Prasarnkarn said that “Phuket Rajabhat University established the International Affairs Division in order to work on international relations and promote international education since the university has the potential and opportunity, being an educational institute located in a world class tourist destination. The International Affairs Division therefore initiated this workshop by working with academic alliances in many countries as well as educational personnel who are experts in international teaching techniques. The students attending the workshop are studying in 8 universities in 5 countries, including students from our university. The Design thinking workshop offers them the opportunity to practice design thinking which leads to the creation of the new forms of educational innovation. Language and culture exchange between the students would promote and enhance their thinking skills. This workshop is one of the projects that support PKRU to concretely step on the international level as an educational institute together with always being a university for locals.”