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    Finland's world-beating education systemoffers lessons for Thailand

    Life, Pimrapee Thungkasemvathana, Published on 28/10/2014

    » Besides Marimekko, Nokia, Moomin, saunas and summers without darkness, Finland is also known for its excellence in education. In 1968, the northern European country went through a major educational reform. In the following decades, Finnish students consistently achieved the highest, or near highest, average results in the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa).

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    An education in 'Thainess'

    Life, Karnjana Karnjanatawe, Published on 15/07/2015

    » Nithiwat Tharatorn stood beside the poster of his film Kidthung Wittaya (Teacher's Diary). He smiled broadly. The reason was not just that he was in front of the cameras, but also because he was glad that his romantic comedy film, which came out in Thailand last year, was selected as the opening movie for the first Thai Film Festival at the theatre of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in London.

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    Food for thought

    B Magazine, Andrew Biggs, Published on 11/11/2018

    » This week I enjoyed a delicious lunch at Suan Dusit University, my host being none other than the dean of the Faculty of Education.

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    Selling the cloud

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 20/05/2019

    » During her student years in Temora in New South Wales, Helen Masters always thought that her interests lay in economics, but her inquisitiveness instead led her on another path. Her personal observations on how new technologies were changing her hometown eventually landed her a career she has followed to this day.

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    Entrepreneur in overdrive

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 22/04/2019

    » Do you remember what you were doing when you were 13? Aaron Tan, a teenage prodigy in Singapore, was running his first tech startup. He then went on to set up two more companies before turning 21. Today he is the CEO of Singapore-based Carro, an automotive marketplace and services portal that started from his love of trading cars, not driving them.

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    Souped up broth best served hot

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 27/12/2015

    » When you eat a meal in China, there will probably be an array of different dishes on the table. One thing that can never be missing, however, is some kind of dish with a broth. Here, you have to be careful to avoid being scalded. Dishes hot from the stove usually have steam rising up from them, but the broth in Chinese dishes gives no such warning. These foods appear cool and harmless, but if you aren't careful you'll leave the table with your tongue fully cooked.

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    The purveyors of Islam

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 30/06/2015

    » At the age of 12, after finishing Prathom 6, Shakireen Malilee left normal education to study to become a hafiz. Originally from Prachuap Khiri Khan, he moved to an Islamic boarding school in Min Buri, a Bangkok suburb, and devoted himself to the ancient art of memorising the Koran. Every day for eight hours, Shakireen recited from Islamic holy scripture and committed each word, each verse, each page, each chapter into his young brain. After four years, he had memorises the entire book, roughly equivalent of memorising every single word of a 500-page tome. At 16, he achieved the rare honour of being called a hafiz.

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    Little Monk Project goes international

    Life, Published on 27/07/2018

    » For the seventh year running, CP and True have jointly created True Little Monk: A Wisdom Training Programme For Novices as the first dhamma reality documentary in the world. To celebrate the show has taken an international twist by seeking 12 children from across the globe to join the programme with the hope of spreading the teachings of Lord Buddha to a global audience and its contribution to enhancing people into conscious beings.

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    Playing with a straight bat

    Muse, Published on 30/09/2017

    » Thailand's national women cricketers have been in seventh heaven since clinching the coveted gold medal at the 17th Southeast Asian Games in Malaysia recently.

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    How to thrive

    Life, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 17/06/2016

    » Professor Bundhit Eua-aporn has a lot on his plate. As the newly appointed Chulalongkorn University President, he is not only at the helm of the country's most respected educational institution, but a rich landlord in a prime location in Bangkok. Over the next four years (eight if he gets extended), there will be an overwhelming number of goals and concerns -- academic, economic and everything in between -- that he has to quickly act on.

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