University Australia (TUA) signed an agreement to partner with a world leader in business programs, Stamford International University, in Bangkok to further expand the international experiences available to its students and offer them the opportunity to study in Thailand. TUA’s Chancellor, Michael Mann AM, and Dr. Boonmark Sirinaovakul, president of Stamford International University signed the agreement and South Australian Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills, the honorable Gail Gago MLC, was also present.
This latest agreement builds on the university’s recent undertaking to provide two week exchange programs in Spain, with the acclaimed Real Madrid Graduate School and Football Club for TUA students involved in the recently announced MBA in Sports Management. The university’s annual exchange opportunity for Bachelor of Commerce, also provides the opportunity to study an entire trimester overseas at INTI University and Colleges in Malaysia – a program now in its second year.
"As part of the Laureate International Universities network – encompassing 80 higher education institutions in 28 countries – Torrens University is committed to facilitating genuine opportunities for our students to learn in an environment which prioritizes an international outlook and global perspective, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region," explained Mann.
"This is brought to life via international mentoring; partnerships with other Laureate institutions; inclusion of global case studies in coursework; and the facilitation of student exchanges including with Stamford International University which will offer our students the chance to learn in the heart of Asia at an institution known for its excellence in Business and Hospitality, in particular," added Mann.
"Stamford’s strategic focus on forging authentic links with real-world industries to benefit students reflects our philosophy at Torrens University," said Mann. "Stamford has partnered with more than 100 major companies to facilitate relevant hands-on training for its students, including Thai Airways, Singapore Airlines, Google, Accor, McThai, Loxley and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and providing opportunities for exchange to our students will give them real insight into how these global companies operate on an international scale," concluded Mann.