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Could Thailand become the next big higher-education powerhouse?

CHINESE students are flocking to universities in Thailand, with the country’s affordable tuition fees and friendly visa rules prompting a significant influx in the last few years. According to Reuters, Thai government data shows their annual enrolment numbers doubling since 2012. Meanwhile, institutions are reportedly scrambling to meet this recent surge in demand as Chinese students look for alternatives to Western schools for their study abroad experience. Speaking to Reuters, Chada Triamvithaya, an academic at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang who has been researching Chinese migration patterns in Thailand, said universities currently make twice the amount in tuition fees from Chinese students as they do from locals. SEE ALSO: Does equal education mean equal opportunity? Not always Private and state universities, including those for Buddhist monks, are tapping into this trend and creating courses aimed at attracting Chinese students, she said, adding that the lure of rising Chinese demand in... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline article, Could Thailand become the next big higher-education powerhouse?, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give 'Phuket Hotel Deals' a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you visit 'ASIAN CORRESPONDENT'. Thank you Could Thailand become the next big higher-education powerhouse?

 

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