An uncertain future for Thai Universities

University planners need to think decades ahead when devising long-term strategies for how to develop human resources and facilities. Scenario planning tools can help identify merits and limitations in particular strategies under key uncertainties.

Dr. Louis Lebel and Dr. Phimphakan Lebel from USER worked with Dr. Ora-orn Poocharoen and Jameekorn Aumnatphook from the Chiang Mai University School of Public Policy, to facilitate scenario-planning sessions at the “Foresight Higher Education” workshop attended by planning officers from more than 30 Universities from around Thailand. Participants went walking or site-seeing in Doi Inthanon the next day.