Bangkok — Thailand has had over a month without a COVID-19 case domestically. This is evident in the country’s position in the Global COVID-19 Index (GCI). Thailand is ranked as the best country to have recovered from COVID-19 in Asia, and second globally in the same index in recovery from the pandemic according to PEMADU Associates, in cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Innovations of Malaysia (MOSTI) and the Sunway Group.
Furthermore, the quality of Thailand’s healthcare services was ranked sixth in the world in 2019. Both Thais and foreigners are confident in Thailand’s efficient healthcare system. There is no doubt that international students at University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC) are among many foreigners who feel safe to reside in Thailand during the crisis caused by COVID-19.
Preventive measures of COVID-19 such as maintaining a safe distance in public have been applied nationwide and have become the “new normal” for Thai people. UTCC, the leading university in trade and services in ASEAN, has also taken necessary safeguard measures in response to the spread of the virus since the beginning of the crisis. UTCC has moved all classes online since mid-March 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to get worse in Thailand.
Assistant Professor Thanavath Phonvichai, PhD, President of UTCC, said that “New measures are taken at UTCC to comply with the government’s guideline during to the COVID-19 situation. Although, the university was closed earlier, we always keep our area clean and hygienic. And in preparation for the return of our students from August 10, more hand sanitizer stations have been installed campus-wide. Seating arrangement for classrooms will allow students to maintain physical distance while still enjoy their learning experiences at the university.”
However, with international travel restrictions, UTCC has prepared for offering hybrid classes for international programs to cater students who may be unable to attend classes at the university, which most of them are new students from China and other Asian countries such as Myanmar, Cambodia and Vietnam. There are 2 intakes this semester: August 10 and October 5.
“Students in our international programs will be able to attend classes as usual or online. The university has invested in new technology that enables students to get the same learning experience wherever they are. Classroom activities will be streamed live so that our international students, both UTCC and exchange students, can virtually study alongside their classmates in Thailand,” said the President of UTCC.
UTCC students have been equipped with devices and skills to study remotely as the university has been applying technology in education for several years. The curriculum has been transformed, faculty have been trained, infrastructure has been developed. Every new academic year, the university provides each new student with an iPad as a learning device. More than 700 lessons have been uploaded onto iTunes U, making UTCC one of the higher education institutions where its students regularly access lessons on iTunes U. The effort in transforming education continues to grow as UTCC has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School 2015 – 2020.
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University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce (UTCC), ASEAN’s leading university in trade and services with a commitment to creating innovation driven entrepreneurship (IDE), offers innovative entrepreneurship courses to students in every faculty via the digital hybrid learning system. UTCC has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for 2015 – 2020. “Designing Your Life” course is being integrated into UTCC’s general education curriculum for the first time in Thailand as part of a collaborative effort between UTCC, the Southeast Asia Center (SEAC) and the Stanford Center for Professional Development (SCPD). UTCC has also partnered with Alibaba.com, China’s largest online shopping platform, to offer a certificate program in e-commerce for Thai entrepreneurs and UTCC students to create online business-minded entrepreneurs and help them expand businesses to a global level.
For more information, please contact:
International School of Management, UTCC: + 66 2 697 6142
曼谷 — 泰国国内一个多月没有新型冠状病毒肺炎病例。从该国在全球新型冠状病毒肺炎指数（GCI）中的地位可以明显看出这一点。泰国被评为亚洲在新型冠状病毒肺炎情况中最佳恢复的国家与在大流行恢复的同一指数中、全球排名第二，根据PEMADU Associates 有限公司、马来西亚科学技术与创新部（MOSTI）和双威集团的合作。
新型冠状病毒肺炎的预防措施，例如在公共场所保持安全距离，已在全国范围内应用，并已成为人们的“新常态”。泰国商会大学在东南亚国家联盟是领先贸易与服务大学，自危机爆发以来，我校还采取了必要的保障措施以应对病毒传播的反应并在 2020 年 3中旬在线上课，因为泰国发生的新型冠状病毒肺炎大流行情况更加严重。
泰国商会大学学生已经配备了远程学习的设备和技能，因为大学多年来一直在教育中应用技术。课程已改革、每学院已受过训练、基础设施已也开发。泰国商会大学每学年都会为每位新学生提供苹果平板电脑（iPad）作为学习设备，已有700多课程上载到iTunes U，这使我校成为其学生定期访问iTunes U上的课程的高等教育机构之一。随着我校被公认为2015年至2020年苹果品牌杰出学校，转变教育的努力不断继续增长。
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泰国商会大学 (UTCC), 东南亚国家联盟领先的贸易与服务大学，致力于创建创新驱动的企业家精神（IDE），通过数字混合学习系统为每位专业学生提供创新的创业课程。我校已被公认为2015年至2020年苹果品牌杰出学校，还与中国最大的在线购物平台阿里巴巴（Alibaba.com）合作为泰国企业家和我校学生提供电子商务证书计划，以创建具有在线业务意识的企业家，并帮助他们将业务扩展到全球层面。
泰国商会大学 国际管理学院：+ 66 2 697 6142