Stamford International University (Thailand)
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (May 2012)|
|Stamford International University|
|Motto||The Difference is Real|
|Established||29 November 1995|
|Officer in charge||Gilles C. Bernard Mahe (CEO)|
|Chancellor||Sir Drummond Bone|
|President||Dr. Boonmark Sirinaovakul|
|Location|| Cha-Am, Phetchaburi Province & Bangkok, Krung Thep Mahanakorn, Thailand
|Former names||Stamford International College, Schiller-Stamford International College, Schiller-Stamford International University|
Historical background 
Stamford College was established in Singapore and Malaysia in 1950. Subsequently a campus under the name of Stamford International College was opened in Thailand in 1995 as a joint venture with Fareast Stamford International Co. Ltd.
While the institution was started with an English-based international curriculum, parallel courses in Thai language were introduced along the way. Credits can be transferred worldwide to (and from) colleges and universities at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
The University established an academic collaboration agreement with Schiller International University of the United States in 2000 and was renamed to Schiller-Stamford International College (2 August 2000) that year. Students at Stamford (Hua Hin), have an opportunity to study in any of the 8 campuses of Schiller in Europe and the United States, through programs offered under the students exchange agreement between the two Universities.
STIU underwent several changes in its name in the process of evolving to a full-blown University - a status which was granted by the Ministry of University Affairs on 14 February 2003, resulting in a renaming to Schiller-Stamford International University. STIU finally achieved autonomy on 26 May 2004 and was re-branded as Stamford International University.
On 29 September 2008, STIU underwent an exhaustive re-branding - including the logo, the symbol, official colours, motto etc.
The Laureate partnership 
Since late 2011, Stamford became a partner of Laureate International Universities, the largest academic organization with a network of 60 universities in 29 countries serving more than 675,000 students around the world. Students have access to the best global learning resources, numerous study abroad & dual degree opportunities and can interact with thousands of fellow Laureate students and alumni with common goals and dreams.
Fast-track courses 
With a modern 3 semester program structure, Stamford’s students can earn a Bachelor’s Degree in 3 years and Master’s Degree in 1 year or 18 months.
Undergraduate programs 
- Faculty of Business Administration (Degree in B.B.A.)
- Faculty of Liberal Arts (Degree in B.A.)
- Faculty of Science and Technology (Degree in B.Sc.)
Graduate programs 
- Master of Business Administration (MBA) - both International (English) and Thai programs
- Master of Public Administration (MPA) - Thai program only
Laureate English Program 
The Laureate English Program (LEP) co-developed by three leaders in the field of English Language teaching: Cambridge University Press, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, and the Bell Education Trust, has been created to equip graduates with the pre-requisite language skills.
Main Campus (Hua Hin) 
The Stamford Thailand main campus is located in Cha Am – Hua Hin area, 168 kilometers southwest of Bangkok in a landscape of more than 100 rais overlooking the Green Mountains and the Gulf of Thailand. It is located as part of the Palm Hills Golf Resort includes an 18-hole championship golf course, clubhouse and large country club with a variety of indoor and outdoor sports.
Since 2008, only Thai language based courses are being taught here.
Rama IX Campus (Bangkok) 
Stamford International University opened a second campus in Bangkok on 27 November 2008 for International Programmes (taught in English). This campus is conveniently located close to the airport link road. Prior to the launch of this city campus, Stamford used to hold classes for Master's Degree courses at a study center in central Bangkok (Jasmine City, Sukhumvit Road).
Stamford International University and its programmes, curricula and degrees are fully accredited by the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Ministry of University Affairs (MUA) of Thailand. It is listed in the MUA's List of Recognized Private Universities in Thailand.
See also 
NOTE: Stamford International University is an autonomous and independent university in Thailand and is not related or affiliated to any of the institutes listed here.