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Higher Education In Thailand


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Higher Education In Thailand

  1. 1. Higher Education in Thailand East-West Center September 2007
  2. 2. Ministry of Education <ul><li>National Council for Education </li></ul><ul><li>Commission on Basic Education </li></ul><ul><li>Commission on Vocational Education </li></ul><ul><li>Commission on Higher Education </li></ul>
  3. 3. Commission on Higher Education <ul><li>The CHE has the mandate and authority to manage and to promote higher education with respect to the degree-granting institutions’ academic freedom and excellence. </li></ul>
  4. 4. HE Policies for Strategic Changes <ul><li>Quality and Excellence </li></ul><ul><li>Access and Equity </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency and Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Relevance and Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Internationalization and Regionalization </li></ul><ul><li>Privatization and Corporatization </li></ul>
  5. 5. Priorities <ul><li>Administrative system of autonomous universities </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assurance for academic program delivery at all degree level </li></ul><ul><li>Life-long learning </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building on research mission of the universities </li></ul>
  6. 6. Commission on Higher Education <ul><li>78 public universities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>21 public universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>40 Rajabhat universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>9 Rajamangala universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4 autonomous universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 open admission universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Buddhist universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 community colleges </li></ul></ul><ul><li>67 private universities </li></ul>
  7. 8. Thai uni’s subjected to <ul><li>Administration System Development </li></ul><ul><li>Self Assessment Report (annually) </li></ul><ul><li>Education Standard & Quality Assessment (5 years) </li></ul><ul><li>QA & Internal evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>All these with less people, less money </li></ul>
  8. 9. Public Universities <ul><li>Each with its own law passed by parliament </li></ul><ul><li>Policy by university council </li></ul><ul><li>Funded by government budget and tuition fees </li></ul><ul><li>CHE control only standard of curriculum </li></ul>
  9. 10. Organizational Structure : RMUTT RMUTT Council Internal Audit Unit Office of the President Faculties Supporting offices
  10. 11. Private Universities in Thailand
  11. 12. Common Features <ul><li>Full operational autonomy </li></ul><ul><li>Quick decision making/fast problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>High flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Highly controlled (no faculty council/dean-director monthly meeting) </li></ul><ul><li>Tighter control by CHE </li></ul><ul><li>Large class sizes </li></ul>
  12. 13. Common Features <ul><li>President appointed by university council (both internal and external) </li></ul><ul><li>Vice Presidents appointed by president </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant to the President appointed by the President and Vice President </li></ul><ul><li>Dean/Director appointed by the university administrative team </li></ul><ul><li>Chairperson/Head of department appointed by dean/director </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty/staff recruited by each faculty management team  Vice President for Academic Affairs </li></ul>
  13. 16. Bangkok University <ul><li>S tudent enrollments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18,000 Thai program students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2000 international college students ( 2 00 foreign students) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>900 graduate students </li></ul></ul>
  14. 17. Faculty <ul><li>Communication Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Business Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting </li></ul><ul><li>Humanities </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Science </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>Fine and Applied Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Law </li></ul><ul><li>------------------------------------------------------------- </li></ul><ul><li>Language Institute </li></ul>
  15. 18. Popular Program <ul><li>Advertising </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Hotel and Tourism Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Information and Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting </li></ul>
  16. 19. Graduate Level <ul><li>M.A. in Business Admin. (Thai/Inter) </li></ul><ul><li>M.A. in Communication Arts (Thai/Inter) </li></ul><ul><li>M.A. in Law </li></ul><ul><li>M.A. in Business Entertainment (new) </li></ul><ul><li>Ph.D in Business Admin. (Inter--Joint program) </li></ul><ul><li>Ph.D in Personal Communication (Inter--Joint program) </li></ul><ul><li>Future: Mini MBA/M.A. in Hotel/Tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Management/ </li></ul>