Thammasat University

Thammasat University – The University for the People

Thammasat University (TU) is the second oldest university in Thailand, teaching more than 33,000 students and employing more than 2,700 academic staff. Inaugurated in 1934 with social science and humanities to serve society’s thirst for modern knowledge, it is known as “the university for the people” and has since expanded its remit to include science, technology and health.

With the modern mission statement to “learn, live and lead”, TU is adapting both its teaching and learning systems to meet the demand for “active learning” and “service learning” as Covid-19 disrupts higher education. This includes it maintaining its positions as a leader in research and innovation that leads to social change, for a better quality of life.

TU places an emphasis on sustainability by teaching the humanities, social sciences and STEM subjects in an environment that aims to create a “smart university”. This goal is being reached by introducing energy saving and renewable measures on campus, and by creating and implementing new technology that is environmentally friendly. Students are also encouraged to embrace social responsibility, both during their studies and after they graduate and join the workforce.

Through this approach, TU aims to continue to produce graduates with the highest employability rate in Thailand and a high level of employers’ satisfaction, and groom the next generation of leaders by bringing together students from different backgrounds and maximise their potential to be capable, innovative and caring, and to want to serve society.