Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and Management of Universities in the Thailand 4.0 Era

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Surajet Chaiphanphong


This article aims to present the application of the sufficiency economy philosophy for university management in accordance with the strate of national development of Thailand 4.0 policy. The study finds that the concept of “three circles : moderation, reasonableness, and self-immunity-along with the conditions of knowledge and morality” is very abstract, as a result, it is necessary to transform into concrete before utilizing. The characteristics of university management in the era of Thailand 4.0 according to the sufficiency economy philosophy are as follows: emphasizing the importance of all groups of stakeholders – lecturers, officers, students, community, graduates’ users, etc. ; utilizing steady growth policy ; not using a large amount of loans for investment; and supporting knowledge management as well as learning organization. Curriculums should be suitable to the demands of the Thailand 4.0 labor market focusing on creating students to occupy the ability of using foreign languages, creative thinking, systematic analyses, ability of using digital tools, enhancement of live skills and commitment to morality.

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