Assumption University (Thailand)

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Assumption University
มหาวิทยาลัยอัสสัมชัญ
ABAC logo.gif
Former names
Assumption Business Administration College (ABAC)
Motto Labor Omnia Vincit
Motto in English
Work Conquers All
Established 1969 (1969)
Type Private, Coeducational
Affiliation Roman Catholic (Gabrielites)
Rector Rev. Bro. Dr. Bancha Saenghiran, Rector Magnificus
Location , Bangkok, Samut Prakan Province, Thailand
Campus Suburban
Colours Red, Blue, White‹See Tfm›    ‹See Tfm›    
Nickname Au, ABAC
Mascot Horse
Affiliations IFCU
ASAIHL
ACUCA
APHEIT
Website www.au.edu

Assumption University (AU, Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยอัสสัมชัญ) is a private Catholic university with three campuses in the Hua Mak, Central World Plaza in downtown Bangkok and Suvarnabhumi areas of Samut Prakan Province, 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 Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and other Asian countries. Students from China make up the largest number of foreign students. There are exchange students from the United States (Loyola) and Europe. Assumption University is also the first international university in Thailand.

ABAC Suvarnabhumi campus.jpg

Academic programs[edit]

Assumption University (AU) offers many majors, such as Business Administration, Information Technology, Communication and Computer Network Technology,[1] Science and Technology, Engineering, Nursing, Law, Communication Arts, Architecture, Biotechnology, Languages and Music. It is also the leading provider of E-learning in Thailand since it has established the College of Internet Distance Education on December 21, 2002. AU's Graduate School of Philosophy and Religion offers a Ph.D. program in philosophy, a Ph.D. program in religious studies, an MA program in philosophy and an MA program in religious studies. 123

History[edit]

Assumption University is a non-profit institution administered by the Brothers of St. Gabriel, a worldwide Catholic religious order, founded in France in 1705 by St. Louis Marie De Montfort, devoted to education and philanthropic activities. The congregation has been operating many educational institutions in Thailand since 1901.[2]

The University has a student body of about 19,870 including a fairly large complement of foreign students drawn from 75 countries of the world.[3]

Assumption University became an autonomous educational institution in 1969 when Assumption Commercial College (ACC) originated Assumption School of Business. In 1972 it became Assumption Business Administration College (ABAC). In 1990 the college was granted a university status by the Ministry of University Affairs and took the name of Assumption University (AU).

Campuses[edit]

Hua Mak Campus[edit]

The front gate of Hua Mak Campus

In March 1985, H.E. General Prem Tinasulanonda, Prime Minister, officially inaugurated the Hua Mak campus building and opened the new Graduate School of Business.[4]

Simultaneously and to enhance the idea that ABAC prides itself as a catholic institution, a chapel was built up dedicated to the Lady of Annunciation and financed by funds from Germany.

Suvarnabhumi Campus[edit]

Suvarnabhumi Campus

Recently, AU has been expanding the Suvarnabhumi campus with Gothic-style and wannabe baroque buildings and creating a nature-centered atmosphere it calls the "University in the Park".

City Campus[edit]

Located at the 14th floor of Zen Department Store, CentralWorld. Meant for certain MBA programs.

Notable graduates[edit]

Athletics[edit]

Entertainment[edit]

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