Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ARI-Rangsit University International Collaboration

Several researchers from Rangsit University (RSU), Thailand visited the university today. Basically, the main aims of the visit were (i) To forge research collaboration with the Accounting Research Institute (ARI) and (ii) To initiate staff/student exchange program as well joint academic program with the Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). The RSU team comprised Dr Kanitsorn Terdpaopong, Director of International Affairs; Prof Nimnual Visedsun, dean of the faculty of accountancy and three other researchers. Meanwhile, UiTM was represented by Prof Rozainun, dean of the faculty of accountancy and Prof Normah, director of ARI. Also presence were several academic administrators and research fellows. Rangsit University is located some thirty kilometers from Bangkok city. As far as collaborative research with ARI is concerned, researchers agreed on the research areas of management accounting, financial reporting, capital market and forensic accounting. Though forensic accounting is a relatively new research area at RSU, researchers there are very keen to explore its potential. For 2012, RSU and ARI will participate in an international research which is spearheaded by the Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Association (APMAA). Both parties have agreed to work on the drafting of a memorandum of Understanding which hopefully will be signed by the vice chancellors of both universities by the second quarter of this year.

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