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American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, 2(8), 635-657
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-8-13
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Efforts for Internationalizing Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (Rmutl) in Thailand in the Asean Era: a Qualitative Case Study

Mahmoud Moussa1, and Kanwara Somjai2

1International Business Management Program (Faculty of Business Administration & Liberal Arts) , Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, ChiangMai, Thailand

2College of Integrated Science and Technology at Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna, ChiangMai, Thailand

Pub. Date: August 04, 2014

Cite this paper:
Mahmoud Moussa and Kanwara Somjai. Efforts for Internationalizing Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna (Rmutl) in Thailand in the Asean Era: a Qualitative Case Study. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(8):635-657. doi: 10.12691/education-2-8-13

Abstract

The internationalization processes of numerous schools in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region have grown exponentially over the past few years. This study is designed to explore fundamental approaches and enhance efforts needed to internationalize a large public university in Northern Thailand, Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna. Additionally, a qualitative approach and purposive sampling were applied in this study to gain rich perspectives from the in-depth qualitative interviews with 20 executives, 17 of whom are in top management at Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna. One participant is the former director of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, and two participants are executives in Thai higher education institutions. Hence, we engaged in a qualitative case study in Rajamangala University of Technology Lanna to illustrate and extend current theory and research concerning internationalization of universities, both in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region and elsewhere. Furthermore, we present a proposed model with 10 essential elements to internationalize educational institutions in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations community era. Lastly, we provide recommendations for further studies and for administrators in Thai and Association of Southeast Asian Nation universities along with suggested activities and their purposes for administrators.

Keywords:
ASEAN education internationalization RMUTL university study

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