The halls of academe are often sarcastically referred to as "ivory towers", so running a university dedicated to teaching and ideas and directing a hands-on government department would appear to be two diverse occupations. Not so, a former Thammasat University rector has found.
The government complex on Chaeng Watthana Road is considered a masterpiece of modern and innovative management. The complex, which sits on Treasury Department land is to be officially opened on Feb 17 by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn to commemorate His Majesty the King’s birthday.
Naris Chaiyasoot has switched from the role of Thammasat University rector to director-general of the Treasury Department - and it has posed no hurdles for him.
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