Asian University

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Asian University
Motto University of the Future
Established 18 June 1993
Chairperson Dr. Chirayu Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya
President Professor Dr. Vilas Wuwongse
Location Chonburi, Thailand
12°50′42″N 101°00′29″E / 12.845°N 101.008°E / 12.845; 101.008Coordinates: 12°50′42″N 101°00′29″E / 12.845°N 101.008°E / 12.845; 101.008
Colours      Yellow ,      Red ,      Blue
Website http://www.AsianU.ac.th

Asian University (Asian U), formerly Asian University of Science and Technology and founded in 1993 , initially with the academic co-operation of Imperial college in London is an international university using English as the medium of instruction for all programs and is located in Chonburi, Thailand, about 30 km from Pattaya.

Asian University is located on the eastern seaboard, a 30 km drive from the seaside resort of Jomtien and Pattaya and 2 hours from the bustling busy streets of Bangkok. The University offers a high quality education where international lecturers interact in relatively small and challenging classes where English language is the medium of instruction.

History[edit]

This privately owned university was founded in Decembers 1993, when Lord Oxburgh, the then rector of Imperial college, London signed the memorandum of undertaking (MOU) in Bangkok to provide support for Asian University. Sir Edward W. Parkes KBE, one of the United Kingdoms foremost academics, also played an important role as chairman of the Academic Advisory Board as Asian University took on what be its final form. The founding chairman was H.E. Anand Panyarachun Hon. KBE. Established with strong academic support from Imperial College, London, we first opened our doors for students in 1998.

Asian University Lobby @ Academic Building

Academic Programmes[edit]

Undergraduate Programmes


The undergraduate programme that will start in August 2015, is as follows:

Bachelor of Arts in Digital Content (B.A., Digital Content)
3 Concentration Areas:

Digital Communication

Digital Content - Animation

Digital Content - Game Design


Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Services (B.B.A., Business Services)
5 Concentration Areas:

Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management

Finance

Hospitality and Hotel Management

International Business

Marketing

Bachelor of Science in Technology and Engineering Management (B.Sc., Technology and Engineering Management)
4 Concentration Areas:

Facilities Management

Project Management

Technology Management

Telecommunications and Network Management

In addition to the undergraduate programs, the university offers English training for Thai school teachers using the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, teaching, assessment (CEFR) the internationally recognised framework that describes students language ability on a scale of levels.

Student Life[edit]

As an international university in Thailand, Asian U provides exposure to a unique cultural and ethnic diversity with the potential to develop strong cross-cultural understanding among students. Students educated in such an environment develop a strong tolerance and understanding of other people and viewpoints, and are subject to a broad range of experiences.

Accommodation[edit]

The quality of life in the dormitory, overall, is good. Nestled in a tranquil environment, the accommodation area has WiFi coverage, a restaurant and a small ‘Family Mart’ type convenient store. Each double occupancy room has recently been refurbished and modeled on the international Ibis hotel philosophy of being ‘clean and efficient' with modern décor and stylish colours.

Student Governance & Student Union[edit]

Students have the right to participate in University governance through the Student Union. The student governance system provides an effective vehicle for students to represent their concerns, to allocate appropriate funding from Student Union annual activity fees for the various student activities, and to communicate and interact with other constituencies of Asian U.

The purpose of the Student Union is to serve the social, cultural, and physical needs of students and to further their interests both inside and outside Asian U. The Union is organised and administered by an Executive Committee of students. All registered students automatically become members of the Union throughout the period of their studies. The Union is reserved for the student body alone. Provided that it is managed within the terms of its constitution and guidelines, it will enjoy total autonomy without any intervention from the university management.

Clubs and Associations[edit]

There are numerous organisations which reflect the social, cultural and sporting interests of students. New students in particular will benefit from joining these associations. They enable students to broaden their non-academic interests and provide an opportunity to meet others and become an active part of the Asian U community.

Sports Centre[edit]

Asian U takes pride in its Sports Centre, which is capable of serving various indoor sports activities including aerobics, badminton, basketball, squash, table tennis, volleyball, weight training and circuit training. Special instruction in boxing and other martial arts are also available. The Sports Centre is one of the three prominent buildings on campus. It features a special architectural design to promote air circulation. With over 5,000 square metres of recreational opportunities, students may use one basketball court, one volleyball court, and four badminton courts interchangeably in the central common arena. Equipment for Uni-hoc (indoor hockey) and other sports is available. The centre also has three table-tennis tables in the North wing and four air-conditioned squash courts in the West wing. On the second floor of the centre, Asian U students may enjoy aerobics and weight training with an extraordinary view of the seaside resort of Jomtien and Pattaya Bay. The Sports Centre is also used for extra-curricular activities, as well as student clubs and societies.

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