Webster Thailand Partnership with Bhutan will Bring Top Students to Thai Campus

| October 31, 2012
Webster University Thailand and Bhutan agreement

Students at Webster University Thailand joined the ceremony for the University’s partnership with the Bhutan Ministry of Education.

A group of senior administrators and policymakers from Bhutan’s Department of Adult and Higher Education (DAHE), Ministry of Education, visited Webster University’s Thailand campus to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Webster Thailand.

Under this new MoU, Bhutan’s Ministry of Education will provide scholarships and send selected undergraduate students from Bhutan to study International Relations, Media Communications and Business Administration programs at Webster Thailand.

Webster University Thailand and Bhutan Ministry of Education

Webster Thailand and Bhutan education leaders formalized the agreement.

The director general of DAHE, Tshewang Tandin, said the students who are selected to study at Webster Thailand are from the top two percent of the 12,000 Bhutanese who apply for the Government Scholarships to Study Abroad each year.

Building on Successful Track Record

“We are very happy to see that past Bhutanese graduates from Webster Thailand have secured prestigious civil service jobs back home,” said Baburam Sherpa, chief program officer of DAHE.

Currently, five Bhutanese scholarship students are studying at Webster Thailand who began in Fall 2012. Most of these scholarship students are pursuing dual majors in International Relations and Media Communications. The new MoU will also enable future students to be enrolled into the Business Administration and Psychology programs at the Thai campus.

Representing Webster Thailand during the formal signing ceremony were Thailand rector Ratish Thakur, interim associate director Albert Cawns, and director of Marketing and Admissions Samrat Ray Chaudhuri.

Thakur and Tandin also discussed the possibilities of knowledge sharing in the area of quality assurance, which is now getting a high priority in Bhutan.

Bhutan is a small kingdom located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by India, and to the north by the China. With the upcoming ASEAN integration, which is scheduled for 2015, many South Asian countries, including Bhutan, are looking to establish stronger relationships with Thailand in several key areas including higher education.

A version of this story is also posted at the Webster University Thailand site.

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  1. Carina Engstroem says:

    Fantastic news, congratulations Webster Thailand.

  2. Kit Jenkins says:

    I am so pleased to see this progress. Outstanding development!