George Mason School of Business Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Thai University

In a recent press release, George Mason School of Business announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Thammasat University’s College of Innovation in Bangkok, Thailand. This very official sounding agreement “sets forth a framework for both institutions to collaborate on research initiatives in technology management, cyber security, and digital government,” and “promotes the exchange of information and faculty, as well as the development of educational programs.”

Thammasat is Thailand’s second oldest university and has a similar student population to Mason. During the past decade, Thammasat has informally partnered with the School of Business on projects, including the organizing of international conference forums on the changing role of the chief information officer, hosting Mason technology management graduate students on a global residency in Bangkok, arranging for company visits and cultural outings, and establishing a CIO master’s degree program at Thammasat — the first of its kind in Thailand.

Specifically, this MOU will provide opportunities for:

  • Carrying out collaborative research
  • Developing symposia, conferences, executive education course, and other educational programs
  • Promoting institutional exchange of faculty and students
  • Exchanging information pertaining to developments in teaching, student development, and research at each institution

“This new agreement recognizes the ongoing relationship between our universities and sets the stage for a rich array of future collaboration,” said J.P. Auffret, director of the business school’s Research Partnerships and Grants Initiative. “An example of such collaboration might be the partnering on research projects with the World Bank, United Nations, Asia Development Bank, and the International Telecommunications Union.”


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