Euamporn Phijaisanit

Country: Thailand
Sector: Higher Education
Job title: Professor of Economics
Subject of study: Economics
Year of graduation: 1999
Type/Level of study: Postgraduate Research, Postgraduate Taught

Current Employer/Organisation Name

Thammasat University

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I served in the Bureau of Politics Coordination, Secretariat of the Prime Minister, The Prime Minister Office. Currently, I am a full professor at Thammasat University.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

My passion. I enjoy inspiring young minds.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

I played tennis and enjoyed the indoor swimming pool at St Luke’s campus. I enjoined the evening Spanish class.

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

A combination of inspiring professors, diverse ethnic group of classmates. The biggest highlights were the evening wine cocktails after weekly seminars.

What did you enjoy most about studying here?

The picturesque Quayside, the weather, the cream tea.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Honestly, I was first attracted to the Quay picture on the cover of the brochure, I think it was the 1997-98 version.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Working in a diversified culture.

What advice would you give to a current student who wishes to pursue your career?

Enjoy the most you can and keep in touch with your professors and classmates. They will always be very supportive in the later years in your career and life.

What are your plans for the future?

Writing something non-academic, continuing societal contributions.

 

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