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UW-Madison has signed agreements with six Thai universities. The breadth of the agreements is the product of a shared history and several high level visits. In 1996, the UW-Madison inaugurated the Asian Partnership Initiative to expand research and education cooperation with Thailand, China and other Asian countries. In 2004, Chancellor John Wiley, UW-Madison and Thai faculty attended the Thailand-University of Wisconsin Forum on Science, Medicine and Technology (photo, right), which made it possible to explore new and deeper partnerships. UW-Madison, the government of Thailand and Thai universities are partners in a variety of rich and promising research initiatives, including: