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Friendship without Border Project 2014

The Friendship without Border Project 2014 was organized by the Faculty of Public Health at Khon Kaen University. It took place at Khon Kaen University from 4th to 10th  November, 2014. The project is a collaboration between Khon Kaen University and Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam, which has been taking place since 2010. As part of the program, both KKU and HUMP organize a student exchange once per year.

The 2014 student exchange at KKU was very special because it was organized at the same period as the 6th International Conference in Public Health among GMS Countries (5th-7th November, 2014), which hosted by KKU. The 20 visiting students from Vietnam had a good opportunity to participate in the conference and present their research in both oral and poster sessions.

To celebrate this occasion, a beautiful Thai and Vietnamese art and cultural performance was showcased at the reception dinner for GMS Dean’s meeting on the 5th of November, 2014. Moreover, Vietnamese students had a chance to visit a community hospital and Sri Nagarind Hospital for their academic session on the 7th of November, 2014. Over the weekend, students enjoyed a tour of Ubonratana Dam.

Nguyen Thi Nhu Ly, fourth year student in the Preventive Medicine program from HUMP said that, “although this year program is shorter than the former years, the activities are fulfilling with valuable knowledge and wonderful friendship.”