Bangkok University

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Bangkok University
มหาวิทยาลัยกรุงเทพ
Motto ความรู้คู่ความดี
Motto in English
Knowledge with Virtue
Type Private
Established 1962
President Mr Petch Osathanugrah
Students over 28,000 (2008)
Location Bangkok, Thailand
13°42′41.10″N 100°34′54.87″E / 13.7114167°N 100.5819083°E / 13.7114167; 100.5819083Coordinates: 13°42′41.10″N 100°34′54.87″E / 13.7114167°N 100.5819083°E / 13.7114167; 100.5819083
Campus Bangkok, Rangsit
Colors Orange & Purple         
Nickname BU
Mascot Javanese Cassia tree
Affiliations ASAIHL
Website www.bu.ac.th/eng/

Bangkok University (Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยกรุงเทพ), established in 1962, is one of the oldest and largest private, non-profit universities in Thailand.[1] The main campus is in the central business district of Bangkok. The university expanded its operation to a second camput in Rangsit, Pathum Thani Province to accommodate its rapid growth.

The university president is Mr Petch Osathanugrah (2016).[2]

Academic programs[edit]

Using Thai as the language of instruction, Bangkok University awards bachelor's degrees,[3] master's degrees,[4] and doctoral degrees.[5] The university also has an international program,[6] using English as the language of instruction. The international program awards bachelor's,[7] master's,[8] and doctoral degrees.[9]

Affiliates[edit]

  • BU Alumni[10]
  • Creative Entrepreneurship Development Institute[11]
  • Bangkok University Research Center[12]
  • The Institute for Knowledge and Innovation, South-East Asia][13]
  • Center for Promotion of Human Resources
  • Institute of Research Promotion and Innovation Development
  • Institutional Research and Evaluation Office
  • Language Institute[14]
  • Law Center for Citizens

Campuses[edit]

Bangkok University has two campuses:

City Campus[edit]

The City Campus (called "Kluay Nam Thai Campus", Thai: วิทยาเขตกล้วยน้ำไท) is in Phra Khanong Sub-district, Khlong Toei District.[15] It occupies approximately 15,000 m2. International students attend this campus, as well as academics in special programs. It is the campus for most students in their third or fourth years. It is the location of the office of the university president, as well as the international college, the graduate school, and other faculties. There are laboratories, classrooms, seminar rooms, libraries, computer centre, and an indoor sports centre. An art gallery, the Bangkok University Gallery (BUG), opened on the campus in 2006.

Rangsit Campus[edit]

The Rangsit campus (วิทยาเขตรังสิต) is in Tambon Khlong Neung Amphoe Khlong Luang of Pathum Thani Province.[15] It is approximately fourteen kilometres north of Don Mueang International Airport. The campus is approximately 265,000 m2 in size. Regular students in their first and second years study here, except that regular communication arts students (not international) study on this campus for four years. Also on the campus are the Bangkok University Stadium, home stadium of Bangkok University FC, Thailand Premier League 2006 champions, the Surat Osathanugrah Library, and Pongtip Osathanugrah Communication Arts Complex. The BU Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum, an important archaeological research facility, is on the Rangsit campus. The campus has received the ISO 14001 standard, the first in Thailand to receive the designation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About us: History". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  2. ^ "Executive Officer". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  3. ^ "Bachelor's Degree". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  4. ^ "Master's Degrees". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  5. ^ "Doctoral Degree". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  6. ^ "International Program". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  7. ^ "International Program; Bachelor Degree/ วิทยาลัยนานาชาติ". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  8. ^ "Master Degree". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  9. ^ "Doctoral Degree". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  10. ^ "BU Alumni". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  11. ^ "Creative Entrepreneurship Development Institute". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  12. ^ "Bangkok University Research Center". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  13. ^ "The Institute for Knowledge and Innovation, South-East Asia". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  14. ^ "Language Institute". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Contact BU". Bangkok University. Retrieved 15 April 2016. 

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