On January 9, 2024, Assoc.Prof.Dr. Wipawee Dechapanya, Acting Assistant Dean for Education Quality and Graduate Studies, School of Engineering and Technology, Walailak University, participated in a collaborative meeting and signing ceremony to prepare for ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accreditation. The event marked a significant step towards achieving ABET recognition within the year 2025.
The signing ceremony, presided over by Mr. Phermsuk Satchaphiwatch, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation (MHESI), aimed to enhance collaboration between MHESI and 16 higher education institutions in Thailand. These institutions, including Walailak University, are working towards ABET accreditation. The accreditation is part of a broader initiative to elevate the standards and quality of engineering education in Thailand to international levels.
The participating institutions, represented by Prof. Dr. Supachai Patumnakul, Deputy Permanent Secretary of MHESI, and academic representatives, committed to the collaborative effort to seek accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) within the year 2025. The signing ceremony took place at Ballroom A, Printcess Hotel, Pathumwan, Bangkok, and involved 56 engineering programs from the following universities:
Chiang Mai University
King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang
King Mongkut’s University of Technology North Bangkok
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi
Suranaree University of Technology
Mahanakorn University of Technology
Prince of Songkla University
Khon Kaen University
Mae Fah Luang University
This collaborative effort aims to benchmark and enhance the global competitiveness of engineering education in Thailand, emphasizing the importance of quality standards and academic excellence. The event was attended by the university’s administrators, faculty members, and program coordinators.