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The Danish Embassy in Bangkok has shared this article about TACTICS today from World Economic Forum – "These countries could be the world's new education superstars" – can Thailand be a future hub for higher education..?

 

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Centre for Global Higher Education at the UCL Institute of Education, Times Higher Education has looked at a range of academic and economic metrics like research publication rates, higher education participation rates and GDP per head, and identified seven countries that are in prime position to succeed.

 

We call them the TACTICS.

 

From a higher education point of view, Thailand, Argentina, Chile, Turkey, Iran, Colombia and Serbia have the potential to outstrip the BRICS nations of Brazil, Russia India, China and South Africa – the countries traditionally identified as global rising stars...«
Full Article: "These countries could be the world's new education superstars"

 

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...they meant for private international schools

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3 hours ago, Surasak said:

Let us know when Thailand gets its lower education off the ground.

In their space program they are working on a rocket to do just that. Stay tuned. 

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Begs to ask the question does the country really want a highly educated workforce well yes but when you leave work leave your brains behind.

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Short answer: No

 

Long answer: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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It doesn't look like...The very best Thai university is ranking number 97 amongst all Asean...and...take a look at the rest's ranking...

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4 minutes ago, janpharma said:

It doesn't look like...The very best Thai university is ranking number 97 amongst all Asean...and...take a look at the rest's ranking...

Thai univ.jpg

 

Wow. This kind of says it all does it not? And when you consider that tuitions is about $15,000 a year for Chulalongkorn University, not including room and board, it is not cheap to send your kid to a mediocre school here. 

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2 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

 

Wow. This kind of says it all does it not? And when you consider that tuitions is about $15,000 a year for Chulalongkorn University, not including room and board, it is not cheap to send your kid to a mediocre school here. 

 

I looked into doing the Master's program in SE Asian studies at Chula about a decade ago. Total cost would have been around $25,000 back then. Definitely not worth the time, money or effort. 

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10 minutes ago, bkkgriz said:

I looked into doing the Master's program in SE Asian studies at Chula about a decade ago. Total cost would have been around $25,000 back then. Definitely not worth the time, money or effort. 

 

It is up to $12,000 per year now. About 210,000 baht per semester. And that is for a Thai student. A foreigner pays 330,000 baht per semester. Or closer to $19,000 per year.

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