Changing Economic Landscape Drives Reforms In Thailand’s Higher Education System

Thailand is a popular destination for educators all over the world because the capital city boasts of an international school in Bangkok that ranks as one of the best in Asia. The international school is committed to providing the best curriculum for the children’s intellectual, physical and social preparation for the future.

Reforms in Thailand’s higher education system are being driven by the changing economic landscape. Thailand 4.0 economy strategy has prompted universities to adopt a curriculum that will meet government policies and industrial demands.

Last February, King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) and Chulalongkorn University (CU) in Bangkok, announced that they will be joining forces in offering a double bachelor’s degree in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic engineering. The 4-year programme is the first of its kind in Thailand to meet technology demand.

The announcement made by the two universities is a strategic shift in the higher education sector as institutions adjust their strategies in order to meet the demands of the growing tech industry in Thailand. According to reports from local media, Thailand was able to produce 2,000 AI and robotics engineering graduates last year.

However, the labour market requires at least 10,000 trained experts. The collaboration between the two universities can increase the number of tech experts that can support government plans to invest $6 billion in the tech industry up to 2023. This will reduce Thailand’s reliance on imported technology expertise.

Suchatvee Suwansawat, President of the Council of University Presidents of Thailand said that in order to meet the future demands of the technology industry, universities must strengthen the ties with the industry and work together to share and develop technical expertise. He told delegates that in the future, workers with basic skills may lose their jobs to robots and other smart systems. Demand for people with complex problem-solving, critical thinking and creative skills will increase.

It is important for children to have the best primary education before they proceed to higher education. The best international school in Bangkok has remained at the forefront of education in Thailand because of the support provided by committed parents and dedicated staff members.