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5 Best Universities for a PhD in Thailand

If you’re based in Thailand and think about furthering your academic career you might end up considering a PhD at some point. There are several reasons why one could think about doing a PhD abroad first (it’s really expensive here for example) but there are some pros for doing it right here as well (a: you are already here so getting supervision is easier). So if you consider doing your PhD in the land of smiles, here are the five best Universities to look into for such a venture. Please…

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Asian University Rankings – Thailand with 7 Unis in Top 200

Yeah. Boo ya! Thailand comes crashing into the latest Asian University Rankings like a wrecking ba…like a small wrecking…like a basketb…a footb…ok like deflated balloon. But at least! We’re in…the top…200. Singapore dominates As expected Singapore and China are on top of the Asia University Rankings. With NTU (Nanyang Technological University) just coming one step behind NUS (National University of Singapore). NTU kept on improving and climbing rankings for years now. Respect. I’m fairly certain one of the reasons is that I gave a lecture there (name drop badaboom) ;-)…

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The one tip I give students

A few days ago I’ve been interviewed by a University faculty (I’ll post a link here as soon as it’s up) in order to give students and anyone who is interested a deeper overview over where I come from, what I did up until now and so on. The interview focused on my background, my work, the conferences that I spoke at recently and just tried to highlight why I am where I am right now and what’s going to happen in the near future. The last questions though was…

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Changing perceptions. The crucial first semester at Thai Universities

With the current summer semester almost over it’s time for another educational related post. But don’t you worry (don’t you worry child, see heaven’s got a plan for you) – I will not dissect Thai education once more but rather try to write about some of my experiences and then maybe come up with a conclusion or learn from your experiences and see if there are similarities or learnings to be taken away. Do you remember how you felt when you graduated from high-school and were about to enter university (or…

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Southeast Asian focused podcasts continue

As mentioned earlier EdTechWorld.org started to publish some educational and technological focused podcasts. Now there are three podcasts up and running and the fourth in the making. Now EdTechWorld.Org is looking for motivated educators to join the podcast and talk about EdTech in ASEAN. So if you’re interested to join or know someone who knows someone….shout out!

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First EdTechWorld.org Podcast – ASEAN related EdTech

EdTechWorld.org released it’s first podcast a few days ago and I’m happy to share it here (since I’m running EdTechWorld ;-)). The aim is to provide insights into ASEAN related EdTech topics. We started off with a student perspective but soon will follow up with an international school teacher, an EdTech enthusiast and other professionals from within this area. So stay tuned for more! :) Here’s the official post from EdTechWorld.org and several ways to listen to the podcast! Our first podcast is already quite a special one since it…

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Startup Weekend Education ASEAN

This post is brought to you by EdTechWorld.org – for the full article head over to EdTechWorld.org This past weekend we’ve seen Startup Weekend Education ASEAN kicking off for the first time ever! After a successful installment of the local version (Startup Weekend Education Bangkok) earlier this year, now the event focused and opened doors to ASEAN members. #SWEDUASEANcalled, and motivated programmers, educators, marketers and designers followed that call. Over 20 nationalities & diverse backgrounds Startup Weekend Education ASEAN saw participants from more than 20 countries and saw almost every ASEAN country represented amongst…

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HUGE SURPRISE: Thai Universities drop in global ranking

This past week global University rankings have been published and one has to say congratulations to Singaporean based Unis NUS and NTU for making it into the top lists of the world. Thai Universities on the other are in free fall towards the bottom of the list. Change is coming. Maybe. Wait. This development came as a huge surprise for everyone not familiar with Thai education and with the whole business model behind it. While now everyone who bought a bachelor’s degree at a private Uni is shocked about this inconvenient…

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Startup Weekend Education Bangkok – ASEAN

Startups are quite hip all around Southeast Asia at the moment. Well, they are hip all around the world but ASEAN saw an enormous boom over the past few years thanks to the ASEAN Economic Community coming to real life by the end of this year. Education  on the other hand doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Especially here in Thailand and in many other parts of Southeast Asia. Current University world rankings only saw NUS and NTU, both based in Singapore, improve while the rest of local Universities dropped significantly….

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[email protected], Bangkok

From the [email protected] event: Sara Schneeberg, teacher at NIST. This article first appeared on her blog (check it out!). I had wanted to attend a TED Talk since I first saw a video of one. As you can imagine, I was thrilled to hear that students from my own school community were going to be speaking at the [email protected] event on September 5th. The reason I love TED Talks is because they are personal and make me think. The range of topics and passions in the world is inspiring, no matter which video I…

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