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In 2005, Dr. Thanu Kulachol, our former President and present President Emeritus, was the only delegate from the universities in Thailand who was invited to attend the Secretary-General’s Global Colloquium of University Presidents, held at Princeton University, New York, USA. The Colloquium was and still is an invitation-only meeting of some 25-30 university presidents from around the world. The topics of discussions for the year 2005 were “Academic Freedom” and “International Migration”. In 2006, Dr. Thanu Kulachol was invited for the second consecutive year to attend the 2 nd meeting of the Secretary-General’s Global Colloquium of University Presidents, under the themes of “The Social Benefits of the Research University in the 21 st Century” and “Innovative Sources of Funding Global Public Goods”. The event was hosted by the UN Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Kofi Annan with other 5 world-class university presidents in New York namely Columbia University, New York University, Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. In addition, in 2007, former President Dr. Mathana Santiwat was invited by the UN Secretary-General H.E. Mr.Ban KiMoon to attend the Secretary-General’s Global Colloquium of University Presidents, hosted by New York University, New York, USA. The 2007 meeting addressed the themes of the “Global Climate Change” and “Setting the Post- Kyoto Agenda for Climate Policy”. In 2012, former President Dr. Mathana Santiwat attended the Sixth Global Colloquium of University Presidents hosted by Columbia University, New York, USA. The 2012 meeting focused on the “Global Effects of the Youth Population Surge: Addressing the Needs of the Largest Generation of Young People the World Has Ever Known”. 28 BANGKOK UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL In terms of quality development in learning, teaching, and personnel, as well as faculty and student exchange, the University currently operates in partnership with the following leading international higher education institutions: • Australia - Deakin University - University of Canberra - University of Macquarie - University of Wollongong • Austria - Carinthia University of Applied Sciences - Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol University of Applied Sciences - Management Center Innsbruck - University of Applied Sciences Wiener Neustadt - Upper Austria University of Applied Sciences • Bangladesh - IBAIS University (International Business Administration and Information System) - North South University • Belgium - Artesis University College of Antwerp - Thomas More Kempen University College - Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (KU Leuven) • Cambodia - Norton University - BELTEI International University