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Apr 26, 2024

Thailand’s Mahidol University sends law delegation to deepen ties

A 26-member delegation from Thailand’s Mahidol University visited the Sugimoto Campus on April 23, 2024, to meet President Masahiro Tatsumisago and Law School Professor Fumio Nagai, among others, for talks conducted in English on enhancing ties.

Professor Sunee Kanyajit of Mahidol’s Department of Social Sciences led the delegation, which included fellow faculty members, 13 master’s students and six doctoral candidates studying law, criminology, or related topics.

President Tatsumisago welcomed the Thai visitors, mentioning OMU’s strong ties to 15 educational institutions in Thailand, including Mahidol.


Mahidol University Professor Suppakorn Poonyarith then talked about his school’s master’s, doctoral and international English-taught programs, mentioning that the students come from varied career backgrounds, from politics to criminal justice, to former and current officers in government ministries.

Speaking about criminology, he said that Asia must “create our theories” and “export theories abroad, not just study from the West.”

OMU Law School Dean Yosuke Tezuka then addressed the group, saying, “I hope our expertise can be of use to you.”

A discussion followed, with OMU Vice President Mari Kanazawa asking several questions.

Professor Nagai, who speaks Thai, introduced three of his students: Yuji Kajiwara, Yuichi Kato, and Xu Xinyu. Kajiwara and Kato then led most of the delegation on a tour of the campus, while Xu and Professor Nagai held academic discussions with Professor Sunee Kanyajit, Dr. Patcharapan Nakpong, and others.




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