Shinawatra University

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Shinawatra University
SIU Logo.png
Established 1999
Founder Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra
President Prof. Dr. Voradej Chandarasorn
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Campus Pathumthani

Shinawatra University (SIU) is an international university in Thailand. The idea of establishing a private university was initiated in 1996 by Dr. Thaksin Shinawatra and his colleagues. This was followed by the design and development of an environmentally friendly campus by Dr. Soontorn Boonyatikarn in 1997. A year later, the plans were presented to Her Royal Highness Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn and then to the Ministry of Universities which granted the license for operation in 1999. The first Shinawatra University Council Meeting was held on May 19, 2000. In September 2002, the first batch of students was admitted.

At present, the university consists of students and faculty from over 30 nationalities. These diversities have greatly contributed different cultures and interchanging of philosophy and ideas within the community.

Past and present presidents[edit]

  • 1999-2000 Prof. Dr. Purachai Piumsombun
  • 2000-2002 Dr. Sangsan Panich (Acting President)
  • 2002-2003 Dr. Wittaya Manawanicharoen (Acting President)
  • 2003-2004 Dr. Thanong Bidaya (Acting President)
  • 2004-2008 Prof. Dr. Prida Wibulswas
  • 2008-2009 Prof. Dr. Somchart Sophonronnarit
  • 2009-2011 Kittirat na Ranong
  • 2011-2012 Asst. Prof. Dr. Prinya Tantaswadi (Acting President)
  • 2012–2015 Prof. Dr. Voradej Chandarasorn
  • 2015–present Associate Prof. Dr. Boonsom Lerdhirunwong

University council[edit]

  • Mr. Paron Israsena Na Ayudhaya, Chairman
  • M.D. Prommin Lertsuridej, Vice Chairman
  • Ms. Pensom Damapong, Member
  • Mr. Prasit Tansuwan, Member
  • Mrs. Doris Gold Wibunsin, Member
  • Professor Dr. Damrong Khummongkol, Member
  • Associate Professor Dr. Ake Chaisawadi, Member
  • Associate Professor Dr. Pira Chirasopone, Member
  • Dr. Pollasanha Positong, Member
  • Associate Professor Dr. Thanmanustanun Phaniphuk, Member
  • Associate Professor Dr. Sugree Charoensook, Member
  • Dr. Chantavit Sujatanond, Member
  • Professor Emeritus Dr. Sophon Roengsumran, Member
  • General Dr. Charupat Ruangsuwan, Member
  • Prof. Dr. Voradej Chandarasorn, Member
  • Dr. Prayuth Swadriokul, Secretary

School of Information Technology[edit]

B.Sc Computer Science

The undergraduate program is conducted at the Pathumthani Campus.

Master of Science Program in Information Technology

Master of Science Degree in Information Technology (Thai Program)[edit]

School of Management[edit]

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (BBA)[edit]

Master’s Degree in Business Administration (International Program)[edit]

Master’s Degree in Business Administration (Thai Program)[edit]

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Management (International Program)[edit]

School of Management Technology[edit]

Bachelor of Science in Management Technology (BSMT)


  • Architectural Technology Management
  • Energy and Environment Management
  • Building and Facility Management

Master of Science in Management Technology (MSMT)

Ph.D in Management Technology

School of Liberal Arts[edit]

  • Bachelor of Arts Program in Liberal Arts (BALA)
  • Master of Education in Teaching English as International Language (MedTEIL)
  • Master of Art in Media, Information and Communication

Main campus[edit]

The main campus is in Pathumthani Province, 50 kilometers from Bangkok. Its modern architecture has received both the Asia Energy Award and the Energy Efficient Building 2003 Award.

Computer facilities[edit]


Classrooms contain desktop or laptop computers for teaching purposes and LCD visualizers connected to LCD projectors. The university is connected to the Internet through fast leased-line optical fiber connections. Wi-Fi coverage is available in all academic buildings and dormitories. Students are provided with log in accounts and personal e-mail addresses which can be used access the Internet, to communicate with professors, families, classmates and friends, or to build personal websites.


Main campus

Laboratories include:

  • Apple Laboratory, featuring 21-inch and 27-inch iMacs, iPad2, iPod Touch and a touchscreen LCD projector, on the ground floor of the main academic building,
  • Architectural and Environmental Design Studio with computer-aided design software, on the fifth floor of the main academic building,
  • Computer Networking, Operating System and Microprocessor Laboratory, on the third floor of the main academic building,
  • Computer Programming Laboratory, on the third floor of the main academic building,
  • Electronics and Circuits Laboratory, on the second floor of the laboratory building,
  • General Computer Laboratory with laser printer and large-format color inkjet printer, on the third floor of the main academic building,
  • Language Laboratories, on the third floor of the main academic building and on the ground floor of the dormitory.


First-year students are required to stay in the dormitories. Air-conditioned dormitories are available on Pathumthani campus during the semesters and summer sessions. SIU provides separate facilities for men and women. Computer network connections, telephone lines, a refrigerator and hot/cold water system are available in each room. On each floor, students have access to a common room with TV. A kitchen and a laundry rooms are also available.

Students are provided with a smart card, which gives access to the dormitory. All undergraduate students are encouraged to stay on campus at least for the first year.


Activities are usually organized through student clubs, where executives are elected by a majority of votes. The clubs organize and manage activities that focus on academic affairs, cultural promotion, social development and sports. The university partially subsidizes funds on student activities.

The clubs are separated into four groups, which are as follow:


  • Board Game Club
  • Football (Soccer) Club
  • Volleyball Club
  • Badminton Club
  • Paddle Boat Club
  • Sanitation Club


  • Music Club
  • Classical Thai Music Club
  • SIU Radio Station Club

Academic Affairs[edit]

  • English Club
  • Computers Club

Promoting Arts, Cultures and Religions[edit]

  • Muslims Club
  • International Club


Shinawatra Library.jpg

The Shinawatra University Library uses the Library of Congress classification system to organize the collection. An automated library search system supports users through the Internet.

The library was the first in Thailand to implement RFID (radio frequency identification) technology, called LIS Intelligence, in December 2002 to automate the book-handling processes, including systems for self-circulation, detection and inventory management.


Coordinates: 14°06′06″N 100°25′57″E / 14.10167°N 100.43250°E / 14.10167; 100.43250

External links[edit]

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