THAILAND: Our education continues to embarrass us

“How did we get to this point?” That is the question the berobed dons in our universities are asking themselves. And if they aren’t, they should be. This year’s QS World University Ranking should not should not be panicking rectors, deans and professors, but the results do send an alarming signal and a wake-up call: Find ways to get our tertiary institutions back on the right path.

Chulalongkorn University stands at the top of Thai universities in the survey, coming in at 253 on the list. “Remarkably, Chulalongkorn University ranks 120th globally in the ‘Academic Reputation’ criterion, based on the survey of nearly 77,000 academics,” the UK-based rating agency commended. “It also does well in the ‘Employer Reputation’ indicator where it ranks 232nd globally.”

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