Strategies for Developing Thai Private Higher Education Institutions towards Research Universities


  • Noppawan Boontham


Strategies, Private Higher Education Institutions, Research Universities


The role of higher education institutions on research has become more important at international level. Both universities and industrial sector need to cooperate for creating innovations for economic growth and country development. This study firstly aims to raise awareness among higher education institutions and stakeholders concerned with the necessary participation in upgrading Thai higher education quality research. (The Office of the Higher Education Commission, 2009). The main point is to propose the new vision and strategies for developing the Thai private universities, which still lack of efficient researchers and research works, to become the global research universities. Conducting research on Thai private universities that have potential to be research universities by learning the success experiences from universities abroad besides the national research universities in Thailand. The research finding showed strategies that offers keywords of the V-A-L-U-E which comprised of 5 keywords which represent (1) Vision Creatively (2) Accreditation on Quality (3) Utility of Research (4) Linkage and network 5) Efficiency of Management.

Author Biography

Noppawan Boontham

Lecturer, Faculty of Social Science and Arts, North Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand