The research event was co-hosted by the University of Bath and Khon Kaen University, with leadership provided by Associate Professor Dr Hong T.M. Bui (ICHEM) and Associate Professor Dr Tang Keow Ngang (Khon Kaen University).

Attended by early career researchers, practitioners and higher education (HE) managers from the UK, Thailand and many other countries, the workshop presented HE research and frameworks from around the world.

Professor Jurgen Enders from ICHEM delivered an influential three-hour keynote: 'Graduate Employability: about the relationship between higher education and work' via Skype. It was highly interactive and well received, despite there being thousands of miles between him and the participants.

Jim Edwards and Najaf Khan, two DBA in HEM candidates, from the University of Bath attended the workshop with 32 other participants from the UK, Thailand and Vietnam.

We would like to express our appreciation to the British Council, the Newton Fund and the Thai Research Fund for their support of this momentous event and we look forward to enhancing this now established collaboration between UK and Thai higher education institutions in the near future.