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Strengthen Academic Exchanges among Different Disciplines and Explore the China Image from the Perspective of Thai

2018-07-22

On July 22, 32 students and 3 teachers from College of Environmental & Resource Sciences of Zhejiang University went to Thailand to conduct a one-week comprehensive field study and social activity with the theme of "China Appearance during the Past 40 Years in My Eyes". Firstly, we came to Bangkok, Thailand.

In 2018, China witnessed its 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up. With the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative, there are more and more exchanges both at home and abroad. Thailand, as a steadfast practitioner of the Belt and Road Initiative, has always maintained close contacts with China. The students and teachers, while paying a visit to Thailand and participating in a series of internship projects there, aimed to conduct an investigation of what is china like in the eyes of the people in Thailand? Thus, they made every endeavor to increase exchanges, promote understanding, and foster cooperative relations between the two countries.


A group photo shot in AIT during rest period

On the morning of July 23, the students and teachers from College of Environmental & Resource Sciences of Zhejiang University went to Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) to conduct academic visits and make an exchange of views with the aid of Xue Wenchao, the inviter of AIT. Rajendra P. Shrestha (Dean of AIT), on behalf of AIT, expressed warm welcome to the students and teachers from College of Environmental & Resource Sciences of Zhejiang University. Shawn Kelly, Director of Foreign Affairs Office, made a detailed introduction of AIT to showcase its spiritual connotation and inclusiveness. Also, he expressed his hope that more students and teachers would pursue their further study in AIT. After that, AIT and the teachers of College of Environmental & Resource Sciences of Zhejiang University conducted a more in-depth academic discussion on their research fields.


Xue Wenchao coordinated the students and teachers to make an exchange of views


President Rajendra P. Shrestha (Dean of AIT), on behalf of AIT, expressed warm welcome to the students and teachers from College of Environmental & Resource Sciences of Zhejiang University


Shawn Kelly, Director of Foreign Affairs Office, made a detailed introduction of AIT


Professor Wang Haizhen, on behalf of College of Environmental & Resource Sciences of Zhejiang University, presented the College Brochure to Shawn Kelly, Director of Foreign Affairs Office of AIT

Ekbordin Winijkui, a professor of AIT, showed everyone the research on gas emission and program improvement in the combustion of household solid fuels in developing countries; Takujic Ysusaka, a professor of AIT, expounded the research on whether the technology of the green revolution is regarded as an example of resource saving or a waste of resource. Professor Wang Haizhen made an introduction of from College of Environmental & Resource Sciences of Zhejiang University, and showcased the achievements in the research of bacterial community in the soil by means of High-throughput Absolute Abundance Quantization (HAAQ).


Ekbordin Winijkui, a professor of AIT, showed everyone the research on gas emission and program improvement in the combustion of household solid fuels in developing countries


Takujic Ysusaka, a professor of AIT, expounded the research on whether the technology of the green revolution is regarded as an example of resource saving or a waste of resource


Professor Wang Haizhen showcased the achievements in the research of bacterial community in the soil by means of High-throughput Absolute Abundance Quantization (HAAQ)


Professor Luo Yu showed everyone the research on the soil carbon fixation of carbon rings


Interview with the AIT members of "China Appearance during the Past 40 Years in My Eyes"

On the afternoon of July 23, the students and teachers from College of Environmental & Resource Sciences of Zhejiang University went to Bangkok Oceanic Bureau. Professor Wang Haizhen made a brief introduction of Zhejiang University and its College of Environmental & Resource Sciences to some experts of the Oceanic Bureau, such as CC Rescanh Stralig and others. Subsequently, Director of Bangkok Oceanic Bureau made a basic introduction of marine resource and ecology in Thailand, and highlighted the importance of mangroves for coastal and marine environmental management and protection. After that, the students and teachers from College of Environmental & Resource Sciences of Zhejiang University and the staff members of Bangkok Oceanic Bureau launched an in-depth discussion on the research and protection of marine resource, and focused on a series of similarities and differences among various methods of soil management and marine governance. Notwithstanding the different research fields and protection methods, the two sides placed much emphasis on the responsibilities of global environmental protection.


Speech by the leader of Bangkok Oceanic Bureau


Speech by Professor Wang Haizhen


Speech by Professor Luo Yu


Question & answer


Exchanges at Bangkok Oceanic Bureau

The students and teachers from College of Environmental & Resource Sciences of Zhejiang University, in addition to the exchange of views, conducted an in-depth interview of "China Appearance during the Past 40 Years in My Eyes" to AIT teachers and students, as well as Montitip Sriratana (female), an expert of the Oceanic Bureau. They commented that during the past four decades the reform and opening-up has brought about tremendous changes in China. The rapid rise of China has created supportive conditions for China to have a stronger discourse power in the international arena. In the eyes of the people in Thailand, China is a large country which is friendly and inclusive. Everyone cherished his/her hope for China's constant development and looked forward to more extensive contacts between China and Thailand.


Interview with the expert of Bangkok Oceanic Bureau


Interview with Montitip Sriratana (female), Director of Bangkok Oceanic Bureau

On the evening of July 23, the representative of the delegation interviewed David Liu, alumnus of Zhejiang University. And he expressed his delight in the rapid development of China. As for the commercial ties between China and Thailand, he highlighted the huge popularity of Alibaba in Thailand, which serves as an epitome of China-Thailand positive exchanges. At the end of the interview, he also expressed the hope that more Chinese companies will set up their branches in Thailand, and China and Thailand will increase exchanges in terms of politics, economy, and culture.


Exchanges with David Liu (alumnus of Zhejiang University)

After a day of exchanges and visits, the students and teachers from College of Environmental & Resource Sciences of Zhejiang University got a more detailed picture of the overall situation of environment and resource as well as the related research in Thailand, thus greatly opening up their horizons. Also, they showcased a long-established academic reputation of Zhejiang University to their friends in Thailand, thus making their contribution for enhancing the international influence of Zhejiang University. It was notable that this exchange of views promoted the friendship between the teachers and students of both sides, and laid a solid foundation for more in-depth cooperation and exchanges in the future. The students and teachers from College of Environmental & Resource Sciences of Zhejiang University and their friends in Thailand got along well with each other, and produced many novel thoughts and ideas. In the next few days, the students would work hard to complete the tasks of internship, and more fruitful outcomes would be delivered in the internship-related projects.


A group photo in Bangkok Oceanic Bureau

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