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    Foreigners sought for 10 key science jobs

    Thailand is relying on foreign workers to fill shortages in 10 key professions in the scientific field, says the National Science Museum (NSM).

    Sakorn Chanapaithoon, acting director of the museum, which falls under the Ministry of Science and Technology, yesterday said foreign experts were being hired to plug the gaps, which could result in a lack of opportunities for Thai youngsters.

    Medical chemists, petroleum geologists, food scientists, cosmetic scientists, forensic scientists and animators are among those on the shortage list.

    Mr Sakorn said that despite these careers playing a pivotal role in developing the country, they were not widely known among Thais.

    Even though curricula were available at universities, students opted to study in other fields as they believed they would be in more demand.

    Those who complete their studies in the scientific and mathematics fields mostly end up as teachers, he added.

    For a long-term solution, Mr Sakorn said an exhibition to introduce....

    Foreigners sought for 10 key science jobs | Bangkok Post: news

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann View Post

    Medical chemists, petroleum geologists, food scientists, cosmetic scientists, forensic scientists and animators
    One of these things is not the same as the others. Can you tell which one? Circle your answer.

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    I really really hope to hell they mean it & hire proper bonafide professionals in those fields, not just any farang with white skin, a pulse and a resume riddled with more fiction than Gone with the wind

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    If Thais can't speak English then there is no hope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    One of these things is not the same as the others. Can you tell which one? Circle your answer.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann
    n 10 key professions in the scientific field,
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    animators
    Perhaps it is a mistranslation ?

    Surely, hopefully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann View Post
    Mr Sakorn said that despite these careers playing a pivotal role in developing the country, they were not widely known among Thais.
    Not just Thailand. Everybody wants to be an IT guy or a Web designer

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    The video yesterday of the Harvard graduate and professor in Mahidol uni says it all.

    Talking to Martians.

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    Many bilingual students here in the states. Question is will they want to leave once

    they graduate.

    Green they are but for experienced scientists green it will take.

    Green is the colour of her kind

    Quickness of the eye deceives the mind

    Envy is the bond between the hopeful and the damned. R Waters.

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    I rather doubt we will find these entirely sensible initiatives extended to the 'judiciary', 'nacc', police force, or military. 'nuff said.
    Last edited by sabang; 13-01-2016 at 10:55 AM.

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