Rationale

The 7th HCU National and International Conference

Theme: Research to Serve Society
Huachiew Chalermprakiet University

Bangphli District, Samutprakarn
Thailand

Thailand’s National Education Act of 1998, in one of its provisions, states that conducting research is an indispensable function of higher education institutions. Research must be regularly conducted so findings can be used for development purposes and must be continuously implemented to harness maximum benefits for students, lecturers, academicians and respective institutions involved in the research projects. In Thailand, conducting research is one of the indicators in the quality assurance standard prescribed by the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC).

As part of its policy, the OHEC has stipulated that academic/research studies in the area of Service to Society can be used as one of the requirements for applying an academic rank. By employing the expertise from at least one of the curricular departments of a higher education institution, research/academic studies with concrete results and defined benefits in the area of Service to Society, may contribute to the development of the local community. Beneficial research studies are either those that catalyze positive changes in one area or in multifaceted areas of society, lifestyle, arts and culture, environment, occupation, economy, politics and governance, quality life, and health, or those initiated for introducing solutions to problems and/or for catalyzing social developmental progress. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of academicians, lecturers and researchers conducting research studies on Service to Society.

As an institution of higher learning that acknowledges the indispensable role of research in the academe, Huachiew Chalermprakiet University has the policy to promote, encourage and improve academicians, lecturers and students’ abilities to conduct research and other academic tasks not to mention the support in publishing research articles in local and international peer-reviewed journals and/or their presentations in national and international conferences.

Thus, Huachiew Chalermprakiet University will host the 7th National and International Academic Conference as one of the mechanisms to promote a supportive academic atmosphere; to regularly encourage the conduct of research activities among lecturers and academicians; to promote quality research projects and knowledge production through research; to strongly advocate among academicians, lecturers and students the importance of conducting research; and to create an avenue for exchanging academic knowledge among other higher education institutions.

Objectives

The 7th HCU National and International Conference
Theme: Research to Serve Society

Huachiew Chalermprakiet University
Bangphli District, Samutprakarn Thailand

      1. To create an avenue for disseminating research findings of local and international academicians, experts, lecturers and students from both private and government educational institutions of higher learning,

      2.  To initiate the exchange of knowledge, concepts, methodological practices and experience in conducting research, and

      3.  To build a network of local and international researchers.

Responsible Institution

Main HostHuachiew Chalermprakiet University
Co-hostsSTI West Negros University (Philippines); Institut Ilmu Sosial dan Manajemen STIAMI (Indonesia); Galuh University (Indonesia), Tianjin University of Traditional 
Chinese Medicine (China), Miriam College (Philippines) and Angeles University Foundation (Philippines)

Target group

Approximately 150 local and international participants that include lecturers, academicians, researchers, graduate students and other interested persons.

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Expected outcomes

  1. Lecturers, academicians, researchers and graduate students have presented their research studies in the local and international arena.
  2. Lecturers, academicians, researchers, graduate students and interested individuals have the opportunity to exchange knowledge, experience and concepts in conducting research.
  3. Participants have the chance to build formal and informal networks during the event for future hosting of academic conferences.