GCU develops international links with Bangkok visit

17 February 2012

GCU develops international links with Bangkok visit

Professor Pamela Gillies with Princess Sirindhorn

Professor Pamela Gillies, Principal and Vice Chancellor, welcomed Princess Sirindhorn to the inauguration of the British Council’s new English language teaching centre in Bangkok.

The princess, a sister of the king of Thailand, was officially opening the centre at an event hosted by Professor Gillies, in her capacity as a trustee of the British Council.

During her visit to Thailand, Professor Gillies also attended the Education UK Exhibition and the UK Alumni Grand Reunion in Bangkok, at which International Officer Moira Harte met and advised prospective students about opportunities to study at GCU and GCU London.  

It was the first time GCU has been represented at a Bangkok fair. The Principal, with David Beeby, Executive Director of Finance and Vice Principal International,  also met the President and Vice President of Thailand’s prestigious Chulalongkorn University to discuss opportunities for collaboration; it was agreed that an open invitation should be extended to academics at each university to visit and guest lecture to students.

The team also met the Vice President International at Mahidol University in Bangkok to discuss which GCU Masters programmes would be most attractive to its students.