Tap the young to save greying society

Sirawitch Rattanaprateeptong Nawathas Thasanabanchong With a rapidly greying population, it is time for Thailand to equip every single youth with proper education and skills so they can help sustain the economy and shoulder the rising costs of elderly care. Sadly this is not happening. Much attention has been given to the unemployment of new graduates, […]

Shifting the Thai education paradigm

Nicha Pittayapongsakorn Preparing youngsters for the 21st century is one of the major challenges of any education system. The Thai education system is struggling to carry out this mission despite countless reform attempts. Is there any alternative view to look at this issue and what are the new strategies for changing the system? National education […]

Open Door Policy is needed for foreign universities

Natchapol Praditpetchara Although Thailand is home to over 160 universities and colleges, the rankings of our universities consistently fail to impress and lag behind our neighbors like Singapore and even Malaysia. The ShanghaiRanking Consultancy’s 2017 Academic Ranking of World Universities, which prioritises research, can only list one Thai university among its top 500 institutions, whereas […]

‘Flipping’ the reform of education

SUPANUTT SASIWUTTIWAT CHOSITA SALAKHAM Thailand has been continuously attempting to reform its education system through a top-down approach by overhauling the Ministry of Education and tweaking some laws and regulations. It was speculated that this would eventually improve the learning outcome in all schools. Unfortunately, the attempts have not borne fruit as frequent political changes, […]