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The Council of Rector of Indonesian State University (CRISU) and the Council of University President of Thailand (CUPT) conference plays significant roles in exploring the basis for the strong relationships and collaborations between state universities of Indonesia and Thailand in the future. It is an annual regularly event as a body of university presidents from Thailand and Indonesia to share visions, knowledge’s and experiences influencing the higher education in both countries.
The previous eleven conferences significantly strengthened the relationships between the universities of both countries and resulted in collaborations and cooperation in several areas, e.g: disaster management, global warming, climate change, globalization, digitalization, renewable energy.
The list of history of CRISU-CUPT conference as follows:
  1. December, 2005, Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
  2. September, 2006, UNESA, Surabaya, Indonesia
  3. December, 2007, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand
  4. November, 2008, Hasanuddin University, Makassar, Indonesia
  5. July 2010, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  6. October 2011, Sriwajaya University, Palembang, Indonesia
  7. December 2012, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok, Thailand
  8. October 2013, Halu Oleo University, Kendari, Indonesia
  9. October 2014, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  10. October 2015, IPB Bogor, Indonesia
  11. October 2016, Maejo University Chiang Mai, Thailand
This year, Syiah Kuala University has been appointed to host the 12th CRISU-CUPT International Conference in Banda Aceh. The theme of this conference is “Enhancing Disaster Resilience through Education: Opportunities and Challenges for Indonesian and Thai Universities” which will be held at Hermes Palace Hotel, Banda Aceh, Indonesia on October 11 –13, 2017.