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  • 1. Wisdom Thailand 2015for Knowledge-Based Society Royal Diamond Jubilee’s Strategic Research consortiaA Mega Project for Human Resources Development in Thailand ‘s Higher Education System Commission on Higher Education Ministry of Education November 7, 2005
  • 2. Wisdom Thailand 2015 for Knowledge-Based Society Contents Introduction Project Overview Vision and Goals 20 RDJ Strategic consortia Project Management Expected Outputs Summary
  • 3. Development of Wisdom Thailand 2015 2003 July: Restructuring MUA to CHE 2003 Sep: 6 Strategies for Higher Education Reform 2004 Jan: Submission of 1st Project : “Cooperative Research Network” 2004 Jun: Prof. Pavich Tongroach, Secretary General of CHE 2004 : 41 Rajabhat Institutes and 9 Rajamangala Tech. Insts. became Universities
  • 4. Changes in Numbers of Universities (blue line) and First Year Students (red line) of Thai Higher Education New Undergrad. Students /Year 180 160 800,000Number of Public Universities Economic and Social Development Plan 140 No. 120 600,000 Political Changes Economic Eco. Boom Eco. Crisis 100 Bubbles 80 400,000 60 *Knowledge-Based 40 Economy 200,000 20 Taksin’s Government 1957 1967 1977 1987 1997 2007 2017 Starting Present ESDP 2005
  • 5. Development ofWisdom Thailand 2015 (Cont.) 2005 Jan: Wisdom Thailand 2015 was initiated 2005 Aug: WT 2015 was considered to be included in RTG’s Mega Projects 2005 Nov: -Cabinet Approval (1st Nov) -Project Launching -Implementing
  • 6. Background of Wisdom Thailand 2015: Status of Thai Higher Education Low percentage of Ph.D. staff: 24 Old Public Univ. : 36.2% (total 23,153) 41 New Rajabhat U. : 7.0% (total 7,388) 9 New Rajamangala U. : 3.0% (total 4,798) 54 Private U. : 13.0%(total 10,264) Average : 22% (total 45,603)
  • 7. Background of Wisdom Thailand 2015: Status of Thai Higher Education Highly qualified senior staff are getting retired 50 Data from the Physical Sci. staff of 8 Universities 45 CU 40 KU 35 MU 30 SWU 25 CMU 20 KKU 15 10 PSU 5 SUT 0 21-25 26-30 31-35 36-40 41-45 46-50 51-55 56-60 61-65 66-70
  • 8. Background of Wisdom Thailand 2015: Status of Thai Higher Education Low Output of R&D: Publications (1996-1999) per total researchers <0.1 paper/ researcher/ year 8 top uni. produce 80-90% Small no. faculty members do research Many research topics do not serve country’s interests *EU Report on S&T, 2003
  • 9. Background of Wisdom Thailand 2015: Status of Thai Higher Education Low Competitiveness in Higher Education 2004 *In 2005, Chulalongkorn University ranked no. 121
  • 10. Thailand needs urgent human resource development in higher education
  • 11. Wisdom Thailand 2015 for Knowledge-Based Society Vision: Developing world-class centers of excellence and graduate schools and nurturing R&D manpower Strategy: Royal Diamond Jubilee’s Strategic Research consortia (RDJ consortia) Goals: 9,600 Ph.D.,12,000 publications, 60 CE, 700 international networks, 80 industrial patents /products and 20 innovated curricula
  • 12. 20 RDJ Strategic consortia: Problem-Based Networking 1. Alternative Energy 2. Converging Technologies in Health Sciences 3. Nanomaterials and Devices 4. Science and Technology for National Defense and Security 5. Food, Herb and Fruit Safety 6. Enabling Technologies for Advanced Agriculture
  • 13. 20 RDJ Strategic consortia:Problem-Based Networking 7. Gem, Ornaments and Fashion 8. Standardization and Instrumentation in S&T 9. Software & Digital Technology Software 10. Logistics, Transportation, Aviation, Traffic 11. Emerging Diseases and Bio- Warfare
  • 14. 20 RDJ Strategic consortia: Problem-Based Networking 12. Bioresource Conservation and Utilization 13. Innovation in Chemistry 14. Environment and Emergency Management & Technology 15. Education Innovation and Knowledge Management 16. Intellectual Property and Knowledge Commercialization
  • 15. 20 RDJ Strategic consortia:Problem-Based Networking 17. Languages, Culture, Art and Indigenous Knowledge 18. Social Science 19. Physics 20. Mathematics
  • 16. International Collaboration: Key of Success Upgrade in Education and Research through International Exchange and Collaboration- Inviting 500 distinguished foreign scholars and implementing state-of-the-art research and education- Supporting short-term (300) and long-term (3,600) overseas training for graduate students and staff
  • 17. Types of Grants for Each Consortium Ph.D. Staff Networking w W-C U. Curricul. Inno. Awards Scholarships Develop. 667M) 5M 50M (11,000 MBaht) (10,000 M ) Oversea Ph.D. 7M  Curriculum Inno. 0.2M Sandwich Program 2M Ph.D. Local 1M  Foreign Experts (short term) 0.6M  Foreign Experts (long term) 2M  Staff exchange 0.5M  International Meetings 0.5 M Innovation Grants 40M/4Y  Consortium Award 1M CE Grants20M/4Y (CE)  Research Award 0.2M Research Grants (Senior)5M/4Y  Innovation Award 0.2M Research Grants (Mid-career)2M/3Y  2 Young Researcher Awards/Cl 0.2M Research Grants (Young staff)0.6M/2Y  10 Student Awards/Cl 0.1M Post-doc (local or overseas) 1M Exchange Program (local) 0.4M/Y Research Equipment 3,300M
  • 18. Output Expectations Produce/train 9,600 Ph.D. within 6 years ( Develop 2,800 academic staff Publish 12,000 international research artic Produce 80 industrial products/patents Create 700 international research consorti Establish 60 centers of excellence in Thai U