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

Asian University (Asian U), formerly the Asian University of Science and Technology, was founded in 1993, initially with the academic co-operation of Imperial College London. It is an international university using English as the language of instruction for all programs. Asian University is on the eastern seaboard, a 30 km drive from the seaside resort of Pattaya and two hours from Bangkok.


The privately owned university was founded when Lord Oxburgh, then rector of Imperial College, London, signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Bangkok to provide support for Asian University. Sir Edward W. Parkes, KBE, one of the UK's foremost academics, played an important role as chairman of the academic advisory board as Asian University took on its final form. The founding chairman was H.E. Anand Panyarachun, Hon. KBE. The school first opened its doors to students in 1998.

Asian University Lobby, Academic Building

Academic programmes[edit]

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

  • Bachelor of Arts in Digital Content (B.A., Digital Content). This programme has three concentration areas:
Digital communication
Digital content and animation
Digital content, game design
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Services (B.B.A., Business Services). Its five concentration areas:
Culinary arts and restaurant management
Hospitality and hotel management
International business
  • Bachelor of Science in Technology and Engineering Management (B.Sc., Technology and Engineering Management). Four 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 (CEFR).


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