The Accounting Research Institute (ARI) has been invited by the Faculty of Accountancy, Rangsit University, Thailand to participate in its International Seminar on Accounting Research and Teaching. The seminar was held on Thursday, 18th February 2016 at Rangsit University, Thailand and was attended by 57 accounting scholars from several universities in Thailand. Prof. Dr Normah Omar, ARI Director and Assoc. Prof Dr Zuraidah Mohd Sanusi, ARI Senior Research Fellow have given three separate talks respectively on topics related to (i) “Teaching and Learning in a Competitive Environment”, (ii) “How to become a Research Excellent Unit?” and (iii) “Contemporary Accounting Research Topics” to the audience. Three other keynote speakers who were also invited were Mr Daniel Pham,Van Hung from the Faculty of Management and Tourism & Sunway Hanoi University, Vietnam; Assist. Prof Dr Nimnual Visedsun, Dean of Faculty of Accountancy RSU and Asst. Prof. Dr. Wonlop Buachoom, Lecturer of Faculty of Accountancy RSU.
The seminar basically aims to provide a platform to assist the scholars to develop their research and teaching skills, together with embracing the changing academic development. The focus of the seminar centred around three topics, teaching and learning in a competitive environment, formation of a research excellence unit and contemporary accounting research topics. ARI hopes that the participants are more exposed to current issues in accounting research and publication and the importance of research impact. This can be contributed by strong collaboration and publishing quality journals. Based on the feedback provided, the participants are glad with the opportunity to attend this seminar. ARI is so proud to continuously working with our partner, Assist. Prof Dr Nimnual Visedsun, Dean of Faculty of Accountancy RSU and Asst. Prof Dr Kanitsorn Terdpaopong, Associate Dean of International Affairs, Faculty of Accountancy RSU since our MoU signing in 2012. Several activities had been initiated between both parties including student exchanges and joint collaborations on conferences, research and publications in enhancing the visibility of both Rangsit University and Universiti Teknologi MARA.