University Management Strategies according to the Concept of Capacity Building in Biodiversity of Thailand

Pratoomtong Trirat, Pruet Siribanpitak, Dhirapat Kulophas

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This research was aimed to 1)examine the concept of university management following the concept of capacity building in biodiversity of Thailand 2) explore the current and desirable situations of university management based on the concept of capacity building in biodiversity of Thailand. 3) to analyze strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and treats of university management following the concept of capacity building in biodiversity of Thailand; and 4) to develop management strategies of university management following the concept of capacity building in biodiversity of Thailand. The study applied a mixed method approach. The samples were 94 higher education institutors. The instruments used in this study were a questionnaires on the conceptual framework, a questionnaire on the current and desirable situations, and the strategic evaluation form to testify feasibility and appropriateness. The data were analyzed by frequency, percentage, standard deviation, PNIModified and content analysis. The research results show the following findings. (1) the conceptual framework of the university management of; (1) To providing graduates (2) To research and (3) To providing academic services for based on the concept of capacity building in biodiversity of Thailand as follows: Access and benefit sharing included embedded learning and concept. Conservation and rehabilitation; and Development of biodiversity values. (2) For the current situation, the 3 missions, i.e. graduates production, research, and academic services are at moderate level, while they are at high level for the desirable situation. (3) Their strengths are academic services and research; weakness is graduates production; opportunities are academic services and research were the government policy economy society and technology and threat is graduates production were the government policy economy society and technology (4) The university management according to the concept of capacity building in biodiversity of Thailand comprises 3 main strategies: 1) reforming management and development of graduates based on the concept of capacity building in biodiversity of Thailand; 2) enhancing research management based on the concept of capacity building in biodiversity of Thailand; and 3) upgrading academic services based on the concept of capacity building in biodiversity of Thailand. These strategies are intended to strengthen the protection of species of the living organisms and the ecosystems for sustaining natural and environmental balances.

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