Since 1 September 2016, Dr. Achmad Nurmandi, M.Sc has been appointed as a Visiting Professor by Department of Public Administration Khon Kaen University (KKU) Thailand. He will be a visiting professor till 30 December 2017. His main job is write research report on S-Local Governnance in Bandung, Indonesia,Pukhet City, Thailand and Illigan City Philipines with his partner Dr. Sataporn Roengtam of Department of Public Adminitration KKU. This research is first research on this topic that hopefully will be published in international journal. The other his job is to teach at graduate level on research method and guide three foreign doctoral students from Indonesia, Ethiopia and Thailand.