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 […]

What do corruption indices tell us?

Natchapol Praditpetchara One way to gauge the efficacy of a country’s anti-corruption efforts is to examine various corruption indices. Every year, countries worldwide are evaluated by a myriad of indices that measure their levels of corruption. Such measures are by and large based on the perceptions of people garnered from mass surveys as this is […]

Making big data corruption’s worst enemy

Natchapol Praditpetchara In the last decade or so, the world has witnessed an unprecedented explosion in the quantity of information available as our ability to generate and store data rocketed through the stratosphere. This availability of a seemingly infinite amount of information, known as “big data”, has fundamentally altered the traditional way of doing business […]