On October 7, 2019 Payap University will enter a new phase of its partnership with the Church of Christ in Thailand (CCT). On that date, a memorandum of understanding will clarify the way in which the university and the educational enterprises of the Church of Christ in Thailand Foundation will renovate and develop several of Payap’s buildings after more than a decade since they were constructed.
“Payap University does not have the financial resources to do the renovation,”Dr. AmnuayTapingkae, Interim President, explained. The renovation will include not only important maintenance but changes to bring these facilities up to higher standard for modern use for education, workshops, conferences, and assemblies for Payap and our partners.
Partnerships are one of the ways that Payap University will reposition itself to move into the second quarter of the 21st Century. Our oldest partnership, of course, is with the Church of Christ in Thailand Foundation which obtained permission from the Ministry of Education to establish Payap as the first private institution of higher education in Chiang Mai. Payap then became the first private university in the country in 1984. The CCT Foundation is our partner in educational ministry but is also our “landlord” as owner of the university properties. “Think of it this way: the CCT Foundation owns the university, but the Board of Trustees of Payap...