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What our Members Say- WTUC 2022

During the World Technology Universities Congress 2022 hosted by Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand, a group of student volunteers interviewed delegates to learn more about their institutional motivations for membership of the WTUN and what they hoped to achieve during WTUC 2022.

Hear what they had to say here:

Two new members join the World Technology Universities Network

The World Technology Universities Network are pleased to announce two universities from Oman and Thailand have officially joined the Network.

The new members are Majan University College, Oman and Thaksin University, Thailand. 

Majan University College was established in 1995 as the first private sector College in Oman, and has continued to be at the forefront of higher education in the Sultanate ever since. In December 2017, Majan achieved full institutional accreditation from the Oman Authority for  Academic Accreditation and Quality Assurance of Education (OAAAQA), and maintained its reputation as a trailblazer by being the first higher education institution in the country to do so. 

“In light of 21st century challenges, technology and innovation are central to Oman’s Vision 2040 and MUC is delighted to have the opportunity to engage productively with universities across the world through the WTUN network to help in its efforts to support this vision. Data science and cybersecurity are growth areas for our research and we look forward to engaging with other members in these areas in particular” Dr Maha Kobeil, Dean and CEO, Mahan University College

Thaksin University was one of the first higher education institutes in the south of Thailand, initially called the College of Education, initiated by the Ministry of Education. This college replaced the High Teacher Training at Prasarnmitra Road, Phrakhanong District, Phranakorn, in 1954. It was established under the goals to develop a philosophy and modern educational concepts in association with a democratic society, including the in-depth development of education as a systematic career, respectively, to provide a degree in education. Thaksin University logo. Blue and grey on white background

Unfortunately, colleagues from MUC were unable to join us in-person at WTUC2022 in Thailand.




Joining the WTUN enables us to partner with over 20 like-minded universities

The University of Africa, Toru-Orua (UAT), Nigeria was also established in 2016. Its research focus includes biotechnology applications for food production nutrition security and health, engineering and operations, renewable and non-renewable energy systems, environmental remediation and conservation, oil and gas industry and digitised linguistics. Other areas include applied research leading to enterprise development and entrepreneurship.

The WTUN’s objectives are consistent with those of UAT which are to carry out needs driven research for innovation and development and tackle major challenges such as poverty, climate change and pollution. As a new institution, joining the WTUN enables us to partner with over 20 like-minded universities, drawing on their combined expertise to achieve our goals in a much shorter timeframe.

In specific terms, UAT intends to undertake joint research and collaboration in areas of mutual interest with other WTUN network members as well as exploring suitable opportunities for staff and student exchanges.

— Godwin Poi, Director of Advancement, Linkages and Entrepreneurship, University of Africa, Toru-Orua

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