In an effort to promote diversity and enrich its educational environment of learning and knowledge creation, Norton University concentrates on developing international linkages with various international institutions of academic excellence to encourage research and scholarship as well as students' exchanges.
Some of the universities with which NU has formed academic collaborations and has signed formal Memorandums of Understanding to improve international linkages include:
The NU Student Exchange Program aims to create diversity, improve knowledge sharing while bridging national boundaries. Consequently it plays a very important role in creating an international culture of learning and research. These programs are a result of collaborative agreements of Norton University with its international partners in higher education.
In pursuit of the NU Student Exchange Program, it engages with Rangsit University in a special program called, “Passage to ASEAN (P2A) Southeast Asian Studies”. The P2A aims to give students first-hand experience to study in other ASEAN countries. It is a special program that will prepare students with a general knowledge of the ASEAN region including history, current events, and future development in the areas of economics, government, social culture, international relations and more. Furthermore, this program will give the students a foundation of personal and practical life skills to work in the ever-changing Southeast Asian Region. Students will explore in-depth understanding, personal reflection, and application of the contrasts and similarities between these cultures. Students will learn how and why Southeast Asian Nationalities are different and similar. Hopefully, at the end of the program, students will be able to apply their ASEAN experiences in their own lives and communities.
Hence, Dr. Domingo S. Aranal and Mr. Phouk Sokhemara, the Director and Assistant Director for International Relations of Norton University look forward to their 1st P2A Members Meeting on June 27-29, 2012 at Rangsit University, Thailand.