Patcharin Jongjai 2019/01/16 , ( 506 views)
Nowadays, digital technologies are increasingly influencing people’s life in many ways, even in academic societies. As an academic community in the digital society, UBU is continuously improving itself to provide effective academic and general services to students and staff members.
A smart university or smart education is widely recognized since technologies have played an important role in the development of pedagogical practices. UBU is preparing itself to be a smart university by applying more digital technologies into several types of services. UBU sees the importance of smart classrooms that support modern learning and teaching strategies. Therefore, the development of financial services that would make life easier and more convenient at the University is currently being focused on.
Accordingly, UBU and Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) recently agreed to develop digital technologies to promote educational teaching activities and administrative organization of more technologically based infrastructure services. The memorandum of understanding between UBU and SCB was signed on 16 January 2019 at the Office of the President, Ubon Ratchathani University by Assoc. Prof. Dr Nongnit Teerawattasuk, the UBU president and,Mr. Kittipong Wejjanchai, SCB Corporate Banking First Senior Vice President. The MOU aims to develop a partnership that will include three main cooperative activities. Firstly, SCB will provide any products and services that will promote a Smart University. Furthermore, spaces that will be used to create interactive and educational learning environments will be provided. Secondly, SCB will provide any services that promote a Cashless Societythrough the use of an application called “Mae Manee.” Thirdly, SCB will provide effective financial services to UBU students and staff members through loans, opening of bank accounts and tuition fee payments.
Ultimately, further cooperative activities under the MOU will progressively lead UBU to be a Smart University that serves the Thailand 4.0 model.