Thai agricultural university students entered fierce competition to win HRH Princess Sirindhorn’s first prize trophy and a study tour to Denmark
Students from Suranaree University of Technology from Korat have won the first prize trophy in an agricultural university competition – plus the opportunity to join a Thai Dairy business delegation to Denmark for a week in May-June 2014. The winning team was announced at the opening of the National Dairy Cow Festival in Muak Lek, Saraburi in 17 January 2014.
The students will be assigned to write in Thai media about their experiences in Denmark and they were all quite exited about the opportunity to go to visit Roskilde dyrskue and see the Danish agricultural companies exhibiting there.
The students, with Asst. Prof. Dr. Siwatt Thaiudom as their advisor, were among the six finalists in the competion in which over 16 universities in Thailand had joined. The competition was this year on the subject “Thailand as regional dairy hub for ASEAN”. The student teams submitted papers for the competition and six Universities reached the final competition in Muek Lek on 22 January 2014.
The first prize was a trophy from HRH Princess Sirindhorn accompanied with cash and in kind prizes from DPO. This year the students had extra excitement as the DTCC Dairy Agro group joined the first prize with a study tour for the winning university students to join the Thai Dairy business delegation to Denmark.
The students will get the opportunity to follow Thai dairy professionals on their study tour to visist the Danish dairy technology companies and get a first hand view of the state of the art in Danish dairy industry. The study group will also visit historic sites as visited by HM King Bhumibhol during his visit to Denmark in 1960.
The audience applauded during the announcement, when it was added that this feature of a Danish study tour will be a yearly opportunity given by DTCC agro-dairy group and it will for sure encourage the university students to make an even harder effort to excel in next years competition. DPO will welcome suggestions for themes for the next years university competition and we are sure that Danish dairy technology will be well known among the future professionals in the Thai dairy industry.