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Published: 07 July 2022

New partnership between Surrey’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management and Bangkok University International in Thailand 

Students from Thailand will have more opportunities to access a high-quality education at one of the world’s top hospitality and tourism management schools, thanks to a new Memorandum of Understanding and student progression agreement between the University of Surrey and Bangkok University International (BUI).  

The agreement will create new opportunities for BUI students to join one of six postgraduate taught programmes offered by Surrey’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management.  

Professor Iis Tussyadiah, Head of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, said:  

“We are hopeful that this partnership will encourage cross-cultural experiences, exchange of ideas, and collaboration which are critical to academic and professional accomplishments of our students and staff. I am delighted that we are able to formalise our partnership with Bangkok University International.  

“Surrey’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is looking forward to working with Bangkok University International on mutually beneficial strategic initiatives and strengthening the bond between the two institutions to form a lasting relationship.” 

Dean of Bangkok University International and Assistant Professor, Dr Duangthida Nunthapirat, said:  

“International academic cooperation is essential to capitalising on the possibilities of globalisation and achieving an institution’s goals. I'm pleased to learn that Bangkok University International and the University of Surrey will be able to work together and build enduring relations. The partnership between Bangkok University International and the University of Surrey will undoubtedly increase scholarly exchanges and benefit both Universities.” 

Surrey’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is ranked 1st in the UK and 14th in the world for hospitality and leisure management in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022. The School is also ranked 1st for tourism, transport, travel and heritage studies in the Complete University Guide 2023. 

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