Welcoming student mobility visits at Southern Thailand Science Park, Prince of Songkla University

AGE NEWS – Student mobility presents a valuable opportunity for students to explore learning experiences abroad. This time, vocational students, Universitas Airlangga, specializing in Occupational Health and Safety Engineering, Dental Health Technology, and Medical Laboratory Technology, had the chance to participate in an outbound program at the Faculty of Environmental Management, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.

The program took place from June 4th–9th, 2024. The main focus of the activity was participating in workshops led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Theerakamol Pengsakul, Director of HERC at Prince of Songkla University. The workshops delved into crucial topics such as “hazardous materials and lab safety,” essential in their respective fields of study.

During the workshops, students actively engaged in group discussions and presentations, enhancing their understanding of the subject matter. They also had the opportunity to explore the Prince of Songkla University campus and visit the science park, a hub for research and technological development.

Participation in this program provided unforgettable experiences for the students. They not only gained new academic knowledge but also had the chance to join research teams guided directly by Dr. Md Shahariar Chowdhury, HERC Coordinator at Prince of Songkla University. Their involvement in the research preparation for journal publications was a proud achievement.

The opportunity to participate in student mobility at Prince of Songkla University not only broadened the students’ academic horizons but also strengthened international relations and opened up extensive collaboration opportunities. This experience equipped them with valuable skills and knowledge, broadening their perspectives on facing global challenges in the future.

Certificate acceptance takes place at the Faculty of Environmental Management, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand

Intan Nuraini, one of the participants from Vocational Studies, Universitas Airlangga, expressed that besides gaining new insights, students were also given the opportunity to join a research team for journal publication, under the direct guidance of Dr. Md Shahariar Chowdhury, the Coordinator of HERC at Prince of Songkla University. Currently, they are in the initial stages of preparing for this research, hoping for smooth progress.

“I am happy and grateful are two words that describe me during this activity. We have also established good relations with Prince of Songkla University to collaborate on publishing a journal that is currently being prepared,” said Intan Nuraini.

Dr. Md Shahariar Chowdhury’s message—that dreams remain dreams unless acted upon—encourages students to continuously strive towards their aspirations. Thus, student mobility at Prince of Songkla University becomes not just an educational journey but also a significant step towards realizing their personal dreams.

Writer: Arninda Oktaviani – GLUCONS Participants

Editor: Diffa Shalavy – AGE Staff