Tentative Rundown of the 34th AUAP Annual Conference 2019

“Climate Change Adaptation – The Challenging Role of Higher Education Institutions”

November 10-14, 2019 at Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand


Saturday, November 9, 2019

Arrival of AUAP Board Members (ABMs), Advisory Council Members (ACMs), Ad Hoc Committee, Country Chapter Chairs (CCCs), QA Task Force Committee Members
Pick up: Sukhothai Airport/Phitsanunok Airport and transfer to The Imperial Hotel and Convention Center (IHCC)

Day I (Sunday, November 10, 2019)

Arrival of participants: Pick up at Sukhothai Airport/Phitsanulok Airport and transfer to The Imperial Hotel and Convention Center (IHCC)
09:00-11:00 CCC Meeting Room: Wangpikul 1-2 The Imperial Hotel and Convention Center (IHCC)
09:00-11:00 QA Task Force Committee Meeting
09:00-11:00 Ad Hoc Committee Meeting
12:00-13:00 Lunch hosted by AUAP
16:00-18:00 AUAP Board Member Meeting Room: Wangpikul 2, IHCC
18:00-20:00 Welcome dinner for ABMs, ACMs, CCCs, QA Task Force Committee Room: Tararin, IHCC

Day II (Monday, November 11, 2019)

09:00-09:30 Registration Venue: Ekathotsarot 301 Naresuan University
09:30-09:45 Thai Dancing Performance by Faculty of Humanities
09:45-10:15 Opening Ceremony
Welcoming Remarks
1. Honorary Prof. Dr. Kanchana Ngourungsi President of Naresuan University
2. Prof. Dr. Wichit Srisa-an, AUAP Founding President and Emeritus Chair of AUAP Advisory Council
3. Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Nili Ahmad Abadi, President of AUAP
10:15-10:30 Opening Remarks by Assoc. Prof. Soranit Siltharm Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation
10:30-10:35 Honorary Prof. Dr. Kanchana Ngourungsi gives souvenirs to;
1) Assoc. Prof. Soranit Siltharm Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation
2) Prof. Dr. Mahmoud Nili Ahmad Abadi, President of AUAP (also gives souvenirs to President of Naresuan University)
10:35-10:45 Group Photo
10:45-11:00 Refreshment and Networking Venue: Foyer Area, 3rd floor
11:00-12:00 Keynote Address on “Contributions of Higher Education Institutions in Research and Innovations to Alleviate Climate Change Situation”
by Assoc. Prof. Soranit Siltharm Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301 Naresuan University
12:00-13:00 Lunch Venue: Dining Room, 1st floor
13:00-14:00 Keynote Address on “Extreme Climate : Education is the key!”
by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Seree Supratid, Director of Climate Change and Disaster Centre
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301 Naresuan University
14:00-15:00 Special Lecture on “Participatory Roles and Community Engagements of Government Savings Bank to Preserve Natural Resources” By Dr. Chatchai Payuhanaveechai, CEO at Government Savings Bank
15:00-15:15 Refreshment and Networking Venue: Foyer Area, 3rd floor
15:15-16:15 Synergy of the three clusters towards climate change adaptation
The Health Sciences Cluster: Technology Advancements in Medical Treatments to Deal with Diseases Rendered by Climate Change

By: (TBA)
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301 Naresuan University
The Science and Technology Cluster: Cleaner and Greener Environment for a Safer World

By: Dr. Md. Sabur Khan (Bangladesh), Founder & Chairman of Daffodil International University
The Social Sciences Cluster: Raising Realization and Awareness towards Climate Change

By: Prof. Dr. Anoop Swarup (India), Vice Chancellor of Jagran Lakecity University

Chaired by: AUAP
Moderator: AUAP
16:45-17:45 Dinner Prabtrijak Building
18:00 Loy Kratong festival
Opening performance by Lanna Club Cultural networking performances
Venue: Naresuan University
18:30 Report by Vice President
18:35 Opening remarks
By Honorary Prof. Dr. Kanchana Ngourungsi President of Naresuan University
18:40 Group photo
Proceed to Loy Kratong area
19:00 Contest of Loy Kratong Pageants
19:45 Instrumental band performance
20:00 Contest of Loy Kratong Pageants (contd.)
20:30 Instrumental band performance
21:00 Contest of Loy Kratong Pageants (final)
21:30 Instrumental band performance and NU Band
Close

Day III (Tuesday, November 12, 2019)

09:00-10:00 Keynote Address on “Building a Green Economy: The Low Carbon Path”

By Mr. Conrado S. Heruela Director of Climate Change Program, School of Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Technology, Naresuan University
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301
10:00-10:15 Refreshment and Networking Venue: Foyer Area, 3rd floor
10:15-11:55 Paper Presentation: Session 1
The Science and Technology Cluster: Cleaner and Greener Environment for a Safer World

Chaired by: AUAP
Moderator: AUAP
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301
10:15-10:35 “Microplastics in green mussel Perna viridis from Singhanakorn District, Songkhla Province, Thailand”

by Ms. Patricia Blair Goh, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301
10:35-10:55 “Accumulation of Arsenic and Cadmium in a Common Species of Wing Shell (Strombus anarium) from Libong Island, Southern Thailand”

by Dr. Siriporn Pradit, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301
10:55-11:15 “Apply Supply Chain Management to Analyze Thai Para Rubber and Climate Change Crisis”

by Dr. Pornsri Laulujisawat, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
11:15-11:35 “A Novel ZnO Based Green Nano Catalyst for Enhanced Photo Mineralization of Rhodamine 6G Dye”

by Dr. G. Illavazhagan, Hindustan Institute of Technology and Science, India
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301
11:35-11:55 “Landfill Leachate Treatment by Using Coagulation-Fenton Process”

by Che Zulzikrami Azner Abidin, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301
12:00-13:00 Lunch Venue: Dining Room, 1st floor
* A dedicated space is arranged for MoU signing on the 3rd floor and available from 13.00-15.00
13:00-15:00 Paper Presentations: Session 2
The Social Sciences Cluster: Raising Realization and Awareness towards Climate Change

Chaired by: AUAP
Moderator: AUAP
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301
13:00-13:20 “Testing the post-colonial climate: Deconstructing the binary oppositions of the male protagonists in J. M. Coetzee’s Disgrace”

by Ms. Rutwisa Sungkawadee, Naresuan University, Thailand
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301
13:20-13:40 “Reading into a zombie apocalypse: 3 ways to present a dystopia of lies and laughter”
by Dr. Isara Kongmee, Naresuan University, Thailand
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301
13:40-14:00 “Garbage Situation and Management at the Communities in the Small Island: A Case Study of Libong Island, Trang Province, Thailand”

by Ms. Kittiwara Sornplang, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301
14:00-14:20 “Climate Change and Its Impacts on Storm Surge and Society: A Case Study of Coastal Community at Kohtaew Subdistrict, Songkhla Province”

by Dr. Siriporn Pradit, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301
14:20-14:40 “Household Level Adaptive Capacity of Fishing Communities in Western Mindanao, Philippines to the Changing Climate”

by Mr. Yhebron Lagud, Jose Rizal Memorial State University, Philippines
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301
14:40-15:00 “Recycling Initiatives in Universiti Malaysia Perlis”

by Dr. Siti Khadijah, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Malaysia
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301
15:00-15:15 Refreshment and Networking Venue: Foyer Area, 3rd floor
15:15-16:00 Announcement of the Next AUAP Annual Conference (Video)

Closing by
Prof. Dr. Ricardo P. Pama
Secretary General
Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)
Venue: Ekathotsarot 301
18:00-21:30 Dinner
Attire: Formal attire
Venue: Poolside of IHCC

Day IV (Wednesday, November 13, 2019)
Historical Site Visit in Sukhothai and Local Products (handwoven clothes, silverwares, and ceramicwares) in Si Satchanalai

08:00-08:15 Leave from The Imperial Hotel and Convention Center to Sukhothai Province
08:15-09:00 Visit Wat Pra Sri Rattanamaha That
Wat Pra Sri Rattanamaha That is regarded the most important temple in the province. A Royal temple founded in the 14th century is famous for the Phra Buddha Chinnarat Buddha image, considered by many to be the most beautiful Buddha image in Thailand. The Sukhothai style image measuring 375 centimeters tall was molded around 1357. Wat Phra Si Rattana Mahathat also features a 36 meter tall Ayutthaya style stupa that enshrines Buddha relics and a large standing Buddha image in front of it.
10:00-11:30 Visit Sukhothai Historical Park
A UNESCO World Heritage City, Sukhothai houses a vast number of historical sites and temple ruins. As the first capital of Siam, the Sukhothai Kingdom (1238 – 1438) was the cradle of Thai civilization – the birthplace of Thai art, architecture and language. ‘Sukhothai’ means ‘the dawn of happiness’, and the kingdom did enjoy an extended period of peace and prosperity until it was annexed by the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Due to its location (about 427km north of Bangkok and sitting relatively in the middle of nowhere) Sukhothai sees a smaller number of visitors than its more popular counterpart Ayutthaya. Sukhothai’s historical sites, however, are by no means less splendid. Most historically significant temple ruins are housed inside the Sukhothai Historical Park and nearby Si Satchanalai Historical Park. Apart from visiting the historical sites, Sukhothai itself is a quiet rural city where you can still relish the charms of Thailand’s rustic lifestyle.
12:00-13:00 Lunch at Ban Chanchay, a Thai food restaurant in Sukhothai Province
13:00-14:00 Leave for Lumtad Ancient Silver
14:00-14:45 Visit Lumtad Ancient Silver
Sukhothai’s silver jewellery craft is equally as unique. Rather than molded into a pre-desired shape, these jewellery pieces are hand-woven into various designs from tiny strands of silver. The designs are usually modelled after the relief patterns found inside Si Satchanalai.
15:00-15:45 Visit Suntree Thai Weaving Center
Suntree is hand-woven fabric of Thai Puan Tribe, who moved from Chieng Kwang (Southern of Loung Prabang, Laos) to Sukhothai, Thailand at the time of King Rama III Rattanakosin Dynasty (approx. 1830 A.D.) We made many difference kinds and styles of fabrics for dailyuse and special occasions. Tin choks are famous fabrics that used a special technique to insert variety color threads to individual pattern. We made the best quality fabrics by using natural material in every step and still keep original and also create new patterns too. Each piece of fabric is and individual art works of the weaver by their heart and soul.
16:00-16:45 Visit Prasert Antique
Ceramic art was produced in different parts of present day Thailand. Sukhothai or Sangkhalok (as named by the Chinese) ceramics are the most important subgroup, having been produced in a distinct area and time period (around the timeframe of the Sukhothai kingdom). However, it seems that nowadays all ancient ceramics of that time period are referred to as Sukhothai or Sangkhalok wares, further distinction basically made by archaeologists and professional collectors. The kiln sites of the Sukhothai wares have been explored and are scattered over two main areas; i.e., the Sukhothai kilns outside the northern wall of the ancient city of Sukhothai, and the Si Satchanalai kilns. One particular kiln in Si Satchanalai has been excavated and is exhibited as an open air museum, a few km northwest of the Si Satchanalai archaeologic site.
18:00-20:00 Farewell Dinner
Attire: Smart casual
The Legendha Sukhothai, Sukhothai Province
20:00-21:00 Arrive at The Imperial Hotel and Convention Center
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Day V (Thursday, November 14, 2019)

Departure of delegates to Sukhothai Airport/Phitsanulok Airport




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