Semarang — Thailand Ambassador to Indonesia Pitchayaphant Charnbhumidol offered a number of academic partnership to the University of Wahid Hasyim (Unwahas) in Semarang, Central Java during his visit over the weekend. The intellectual partnership he suggested are related to climate change, food, safety and public health, among others. Ambassador Charnbhumdol also conveyed his interest in the concept of Islamic developed by the university. He said he was very happy that Thai students pursuing their education at Unwahas felt at home as they had been warmly accepted and could easily mingle with other students despite their different religious backgrounds. “This needs to continue in the form of a greater partnership,” Charnbhumidol was quoted as saying on Monday (25/12). “Our visit to this campus is part of our interests to increase our partnerships in the field of education. We are offering partnerships to improve the quality of human resources through training and short course programs in Thailand for Unwahas lecturers.” The partnerships comprise training and short course programs provided by the Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA). They consist of the Thailand International Post Graduate Program (TIPP), in which several scholarships are provided for Unhawas academic staff members and alumni interested in pursuing their master and doctoral degrees, and the Annual International Training Courses (AITC), which is provided by lecturers. Unhawas lecturers can participate in the AITC by completing a selection of process. The program is limited to 700 participants from developing Asian countries.