The Characteristics of the Graduates in Accordance with the Development of Thailand According to the “Thailand 4.0” Economic Model

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สุรเกียรติ ธาดาวัฒนาวิทย์ Surakiat Tadawattanawit


According to the new country development Policy of Thailand 4.0 which is focused on transforming the traditional economy into an innovation-driven economy. By driving the industry to technology driven and creative. And the transition from the manufacturing sector to the service sector. For these reasons, graduates play an important role in Thailand 4.0 model transition. As the important factor in term of human capital dimension, they should have characteristics in line with the keys of country development. Based on studies from a wide range of experts and resources, Characteristics of graduates those are qualified must have these skills; analytical thinking, creativity, Productivity, social responsible, team work, pride in Thailand, knowledge of technology and digital, lifelong learning and entrepreneurship. There is a difference from the focus on the development of Thai graduates have been identified. If higher education institutions focus on the characteristics of graduates who are consistent with the country's development in line with the "Thailand 4.0" model, they will be able to carry out their mission of producing quality graduates. If education institution will be able to emphasize more on the characteristics of the graduates that are consistent with the country's development key according to the "Thailand 4.0" model, which is also in line with the current needs of the country so that graduates (human capital) will be able to develop Thailand into the innovative country, create high-tech products and provide good service sectors. These will benefit Thailand to get out of the middle income trap to finally reach the goal of the new country development model of Thailand 4.0.

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Surakiat Tadawattanawit ส. ธ. (2018). The Characteristics of the Graduates in Accordance with the Development of Thailand According to the “Thailand 4.0” Economic Model. Dusit Thani College Journal, 12(2), 404–416. Retrieved from
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