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    Mahidol pioneers green campus model for universities

    News, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 20/01/2019

    » The term "green campus" has become popular among universities as environmental problems become global threats and senior figures in higher-learning institutes have felt the urge to set an example to society in environmental protection.

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    Libraries being left on the shelf

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 07/08/2015

    » What do you think will be obsolete by 2030? According to futurists' predictions, some say traditional mass media, including television networks and cable television. According to the book The Long Tail by Chris Anderson, former editor of Wired and a reporter at The Economist, physical newspapers and magazines are going to disappear in the next decade or so. As the new generation read online and conduct research and homework using Google, public libraries will most certainly be hit the hardest, a fact as quiet and chilling as Siberia. Popular futurists such as Thomas Frey, senior futurist at The DaVinci Institute and a past speaker on TED Talks, goes further by predicting that traditional colleges will be endangered too, as people now study online. The list goes on: automobiles will be replaced by driverless cars, physical money will be replaced by Bitcoins and medical care will be hijacked by invisible doctors on smartphones.

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    Dinosaurs in the digital age

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 13/08/2015

    » When was the last time you visited a library? That's one question worth thinking about, but the other question being discussed among librarians is whether public libraries will survive. As the internet becomes a new pathfinder of data and information and the younger generation find knowledge via Google and YouTube, the fate of libraries seems like that of an endangered species.

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    An alpine education

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 04/11/2014

    » What does Switzerland bring to mind? Timepieces, for a start. Unpolluted nature, the Alps, a robust banking system, chocolate. And let's not forget boarding schools.

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    The disappearance of the satchel

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 29/06/2012

    » Can anyone remember the term har yor _ a fashion style and statement for the politically rebellious during the 1970s?

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    Modern but not developed

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 17/06/2011

    » Is it a sign of age? Nothing seems to surprise me much these days. Indeed, the only thing able to surprise me is the fact that some things never change despite how much the world has changed.

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