Assumption University (Thailand)


Assumption University (Thailand)

Infobox University
name = Assumption University


motto = Labor Omnia Vincit
type = Private, Coeducational
president emeritus = Bro. Rev. Dr. Prathip M. Komolmas
president = Bro. Rev. Dr. Bancha Saenghiran
established = 1969
affiliations = Brothers of St. Gabriel
city = Bangkok
campus = Hua Mak, Suvarnabhumi and City
colours = Red ,Blue , Whitecolor box|#FF0000color box|#FFFFFF
nickname= AU, ABAC
country = Thailand
website = http://www.au.edu

Assumption University (AU, Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยอัสสัมชัญ) is a university with three campuses in the Hua Mak, Central World Plaza and Suvarnabhumi areas of Bangkok, Thailand. The university is led by the Brothers of St. Gabriel, who have been active in education in Thailand since 1901. Assumption University is noted for attracting large numbers of foreign students from countries including India, China, Myanmar, Russia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and other Asian countries. Students from China make up the largest number of foreign students, with up to 6,000 enrolled. Approximately 1,000 Indian students also attend the university. There are exchange students from the United States (Loyola) and Europe.

History

Assumption University became an autonomous educational institution in 1969 when Assumption Commercial College (ACC) became Assumption School of Business. In 1972 it became Assumption Business Administration College (ABAC). In 1990 the college was granted university status by the Ministry of University Affairs and took the name Assumption University (AU). Recently, AU has been expanding the Suvarnabhumi campus with beautiful Gothic style buildings and creating a nature-centered atmosphere it calls the "University in the Park".

Academic programs

Assumption University offers many majors, such as Engineering, Science, Nursing, Law, Business Administration, Communication Arts, Architecture, Biotechnology, Arts. It also offers master's degrees in English Language and Literature and English Language teaching, among others.

Popular Academic Programs

The most reputable programs are Business Administration.Law School and Engineering is said to be a good program too.

Notable graduates

Education: Trinh Tuan Anh: IT Expert of Google Executive, Vietnam Digital Media: Hanh Nguyen: Chief Creative Officer of Pixar Animation Studio, USA

Athletics

* Yaowapa Boorapolchai, bronze medalist in the 2004 Summer Olympics
* Ravee Intporn-udom

Entertainment

* China Dolls
* Katreeya English
* Kipsan Beck, Channel 11
* Ryan Jett
* Sornram Teppitak
* Sunisa Jett
* Sunny Suwanmethanon

External links

* [http://www.au.edu Assumption University Website]
* [http://www.bis.in.th Department of Business Information Systems, Assumption University]
* [http://www.grad.au.edu Graduate Studies]
* [http://www.scitech.au.edu School of Science and Technology]
* [http://www.sm.au.edu School of Management]
* [http://www.law.au.edu School of Law]
* [http://www.eng.au.edu Faculty of Engineering]
* [http://www.biotech.au.edu Faculty of Biotechnology]
* [http://studyinthailand.org/ International Programs at Thai Universities]


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