Politician criticises HE council for quality, inequality in HE
Pol Colonel Tawee Sodsong, Prachachart Party’s secretary-general, pointed out that not a single Thai university had made it to the list of top 500 universities in the world. He pointed out that two universities in Singapore and one in Malaysia were included in the list, while only four Thai universities made it to the 501-1,000 list. The four universities are Mahidol University, Mae Fah Luang University, Chulalongkorn University and King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang.
“This data has created uncertainty over whether the National Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation Policy Council is working at its fullest,” he said recently. He said that now with an ageing population, universities will have to provide education to older people instead of children. He also advised the council to reduce inequality, so everybody has access to higher education.
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