Microsoft and the Council of University Presidents of Thailand sign MoU to Boost Digital Skills of Four University Networks in the Country

Microsoft and Ministry executives

Under Education Transformation for Higher Education project, enabling professors to integrate Microsoft courses in their lesson plans, leading education into the new era

  • Education officers and professors can incorporate over 1,000 learning courses into their lesson plans
  • Professors can gain more skills and apply for a test to obtain a technological certification
  • Students from universities and other higher education institutions can also take a test to obtain a Microsoft certificate through their institutions, and receive Microsoft Cloud credits for the initial development of their projects

Bangkok – 24 June 2021 – Microsoft (Thailand), has signed a memorandum of understanding with four leading university and higher education institution network partners under the Council of University Presidents of Thailand, namely President of Council of University Presidents of Thailand, President of Council of Rajabhat University Presidents, President of Council of Rajamangala University of Technology Presidents, President of Association of Private Higher Education Institutions of Thailand, for “Education Transformation for Higher Education” project. The initiative is aimed at elevating higher education across the country, providing professors access to necessary learning courses through Microsoft Learn for Educators and LinkedIn Learning especially those for in-demand jobs, at the same time advancing digital skills for university students, offering useful resources to support student learning.

In addition to providing teaching tools through Microsoft Learn for Educators, university professors will be given an opportunity to unlock their full educational potential through free digital training courses and a certification from Microsoft. Initially, there are 7 courses available, namely Azure Fundamental, Azure AI Fundamentals, Power Platform Fundamentals, Azure Data Fundamentals, Microsoft Security, Compliance and Identity Fundamentals, Dynamics 365 Fundamentals Customer Engagement Apps (CRM), and Dynamics 365 Finance and Operations Trainer (ERP, with further courses to be added.

The university professors will also be assisted by the Microsoft team to help them adjust the courses to align with each university’s curriculum requirements and address their students’ needs. Professors who become a part of Microsoft Learn for Educators community will get an opportunity to discuss and exchange their views with other professors and Microsoft experts. Meanwhile, students will receive $100 Microsoft Azure credits per person per year and access to over 25 Microsoft Azure services, development tools, and online library of free learning paths at no charge.

Please click here to access Microsoft Learn for Educators courses, here for LinkedIn Learning and click here to access Microsoft Azure services for students at no charge.