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CEHD hosted sixth Thailand-U.S. Education Roundtable

Building on decades of partnership, 25 high-level Thai government and higher-education leaders came to Minnesota for the sixth Thailand-U.S. Education Roundtable September 13-14. The Kingdom of Thailand and CEHD co-hosted the event.

"The 21st Century Global University" was the topic. Sessions focused on the role of liberal arts, science-technology-engineering-mathematics (STEM) education, leadership, partnerships, and multiculturalism in universities. Participants from Hennepin Technical College, Intermediate School District 287, and other U of M units joined in. The conversation will continue at the seventh forum, to be held in Thailand in 2014.

CEHD has a history of strong and ongoing ties in Thailand. In 2011, it reaffirmed a long-standing exchange agreement with Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, the first university in Southeast Asia to use a distance teaching-and-learning system.

This was the first forum to be held in Minnesota. For more information, contact associate professor Fred Finley in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, finle001@umn.edu.

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