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Thailand has announced its first partnership with a US business school.

The Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland is launching the Thai American Business Study Program, sponsored by the royal Thai embassy and the foreign ministry of Thailand.

The programme will allow for the development of a course on US-Thailand/south east Asia business interaction and also includes plans for the Smith school to collaborate with the Thai government and the country’s universities to explore initiatives to expand business education in the region.

In 2005 the Thai government announced plans to forge educational collaborations between Thai and US universities and the Thai government currently sponsors similar programmes with the universities of Georgetown, Michigan and Wisconsin-Madison.

The three-year, $100,000-a-year sponsorship will also help to establish a student club and sponsor student and faculty exchanges.


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