23 Facts About Thammasat University


Thammasat University today offers more than 240 academic programs in 33 different faculties and colleges on four campuses.

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Thammasat University began in 1934 as the University of Law and Political Sciences.

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Thammasat University was the brainchild of Pridi Banomyong, the father of Thailand's democracy and the minister of interior, who drafted the "University of Law and Political Science Act 1934".

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Thammasat University is based on the sixth principle of the People's Party.

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Thammasat University initially offered a bachelor's degree with an emphasis on legal studies and previously banned economics and political science, plus a bachelor's degree equivalent diploma in accountancy.

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The original Thammasat University degree was replaced by specialised departments in 1949, when the Faculties of Law, Political Science, Commerce and Accountancy, and Economics were founded.

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Thammasat University added four more faculties during the 1950s and 1960s: social administration, journalism and mass communication, liberal arts, and sociology and anthropology.

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In 1973, Thammasat University became the centre of the pro-democracy protest movement that led to the bloody uprising on 14 October.

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Thammasat University is a member of "Links to Asia by Organizing Traineeship and Student Exchange", a network of universities in Europe and Asia.

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Thammasat University has two campuses in the Bangkok Metropolitan Area, Tha Phra Chan and Rangsit.

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Thammasat University instituted degree programmes in engineering, technologies, physical sciences, and medicine at its Rangsit Centre in the 1980s and 1990s.

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The campus houses the Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, an international academic institute attached to Thammasat University which emphasizes engineering and technological research and education.

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Lampang Centre, Hang Chat District, Lampang Province: the Thammasat University Council approved the establishment of Lampang Centre in 1996.

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Thammasat University has two small campuses in Udon Thani Province and Narathiwat Province.

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Thammasat University has 19 faculties, seven colleges, and seven institutes.

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Faculty of Economics at Thammasat University was established in 1949 and the oldest Faculty of Economics in Thailand.

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Faculty of Social Administration Thammasat University was established to serve state policies, welfare and social security.

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British and American Studies International Programme at Thammasat University is the only degree of its type available in Thailand.

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Thammasat University's view was that Thailand should have sociologists and anthropologists who contribute to the society by undertaking research which would strengthen the disciplines.

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Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University, was established in March 1990 as the eleventh faculty of the university and the ninth public medical school in Thailand.

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Thammasat University proposed the establishment of a Faculty of Architecture under the Eighth National Higher Education Plan of the Ministry of Thammasat University Affairs .

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Language Institute of Thammasat University was officially established as a university faculty in 1985 to serve the ever-growing need for English language training for students in all faculties at Thammasat University.

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Several Prime Ministers of Thailand attended Thammasat University, including Tanin Kraivixien, Chuan Leekpai, Samak Sundaravej, and Somchai Wongsawat, as well as many other ministers and Bank of Thailand governors.

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