Midnight University is a virtual university for free public education. It contains over 1,500 scholarly articles and has a discussion forum. Former rector of the university is late Somkiat Tangnamo.
On the cause of Thailand 2006 coup, the university's website was temporarily shut down after the management of the university and scholars from Chiang Mai University conducted a protest against the junta's draft interim charter. Kasian Tejapira of Thammasat University claimed the website was "the foremost free and critical educational and public intellectual website in Thailand. The shutdown is not only a huge loss to academic and intellectual freedom in Thai society, but also the closure of a free forum for the contention of ideas so as to find a peaceful alternative to violent conflict in Thailand". Kraisorn Pornsuthee ICT Ministry permanent secretary said he did not know about the shutdown of the website and would ask for details from his officials.
- Midnight University website shut down after protest
- The Nation, Midnight University website shut down after protest, 1 October 2006