11.11.2016

International teaching

Category: Englisch

From left to right: Prof. Dr. Carsten Reuer (h-ab), Dr. Jon Kirchhoff (East Carolina University), Dr. Penjira Kanthawongs (Bangkok Universtiy), Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Beck-Meuth, Prof. Dr. Alexandra Angress both (h-ab), Penjuree Kanthawongs (Kasem Bundit University) und Sabine Hock (h-ab)

h-ab welcomes visiting professors from Bangkok and North Carolina

From left to right: Prof. Dr. Carsten Reuer (h-ab), Dr. Jon Kirchhoff (East Carolina University), Dr. Penjira Kanthawongs (Bangkok Universtiy), Prof. Dr. Eva-Maria Beck-Meuth, Prof. Dr. Alexandra Angress both (h-ab), Penjuree Kanthawongs (Kasem Bundit University) und Sabine Hock (h-ab)


This week Vice President Prof. Eva-Maria Beck-Meuth welcomed Dr. Penjira Kanthawongs of Bangkok University and Dr. Jon Kirchhoff of East Carolina University as guest lecturers.
 
Dr. Penjira Kanthawongs, Professor at the Business School of Bangkok University (BU), was appointed Visiting Professor by BU at the invitation of Prof. Alexandra Angress, Officer for Foreign Relations at the Faculty of Business and Law. Prof. Angress met colleagues at Bangkok University in 2015 when she was a member of an ASEM working group on the educational process in Bangkok; they then jointly established a university partnership. Dr. Kanthawongs gave a guest lecture on the cooperation between EU and ASEAN states as part of the compulsory elective “Introduction to the EU”, and she also taught on the subject “Doing business internationally - Case Study Thailand” as part of the degree courses in International Real Estate Management and the English-medium master’s degree course in International Management.

Contact with Dr. Jon Kirchhoff, Professor for Marketing Supply Chain Management at East Carolina University, came about through Prof. Carsten Reuter of the Faculty of Business and Law, whom Kirchhoff has known professionally for a number of years. Dr. Kirchhoff’s teaching as a visiting lecturer is focussed on purchasing and quality management, and he is also involved in the English-medium elective International Marketing. Dr. Kirchhoff has been particularly impressed with the students’ linguistic capabilities as well as their active participation in work on case studies. In the course of Dr. Kirchhoff’s visit, talks have also been held regarding a potential partnership agreement that would allow exchanges to be organised between students and lecturers at the two universities.

During their time at Aschaffenburg, Kanthawongs and Kirchhoff also took the opportunity at International Day to promote their respective home universities as options for German students wishing to study abroad for a period of time. The guest lecturers each gave a brief talk on study opportunities in Bangkok and North Carolina and were available as representatives of their respective institutions to respond to more detailed questions.

These two visiting lectureships at Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences were funded under the Bavarian visiting professorship programme.