Rationale:

    It is undeniable that the pandemic of COVID-19 has drastically changed the very way of life of people around the globe. It adversely affects how people commute, communicate, do tasks, et cetera under the social distancing setting. Mankind had never foreseen that there would be such catastrophe emerging in late 2019, which has caused millions of casualties and infected cases to date. COVID-19 strikes in every dimension, ranging from business, tourism, healthcare delivery, hospitality, trading, conventions, households, teaching delivery at all levels whether they are either public or private, and the list goes on.

    Preventive measures such as mask mandate, application of hand sanitizers, social distancing, people’s quarantine, working from home policy, have been carried out to tackle with the epidemic to reduce the number of workers in office space; scarcity of healthcare personnel and limitation of healthcare services in hospitals also result in establishing of hospitels in almost every corner of the world. It is additionally worth mentioning that health-related organizations at the global scale tirelessly cooperate to come up with vaccination against COVID-19 as prevention/reduction of infected rate is considered far better than remedy.

    Significantly, modes of communication have been largely changed from a face-to-face approach to online platforms, where many different types of teleconferencing software are available for relevant bodies to choose from. Higher education institutions, whose key responsibilities are directed towards teaching delivery, research and academic services, are expected to provide insights and solutions of how global citizens will productively live and work amidst the pandemic and how they should move on through lessons viewed, learned and addressed by universities and interested bodies. The pandemic, soon-to-be an endemic, of COVID-19 not only challenges higher education institutions’ roles in providing quality teaching, research and services but also reshapes how universities are required to cope with this abrupt adaption in order to maintain standards to sufficiently and efficiently respond to increasing needs of learners and a more dynamic and flexible environment.

Background:

    Naresuan University, serving as a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL) which presently comprises 225 members, is committed to providing a platform for academicians, researchers, business providers and interested stakeholders to share their points of view and expertise, particularly in current global issues which affect focal missions of universities, i.e., teaching, research, and academic services. The university deems it necessary to properly respond to inevitable changes both currently occurring and meant to occur in foreseeable future and hence incorporates the main theme for ASAIHL International Conference 2022 dedicated to “Higher Education Reshaping for Resilience in Post COVID-19 Era.” The conference comprises the following sub-themes:

•  Teaching delivery and technology-aided learning environment.
•  Commercialized research for productivities and better quality of life
•  Equity and easily access academic services

Date:

The convention is convened on November 7-10, 2022

Venue:

Sukhothai Treasure Resort and Spa, Sukhothai Province, Thailand is the conference venue and lodging for all participants.







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