Webster Thailand’s Bangkok Academic Center Relocates to Vibrant Business District

| October 27, 2014
Empire Tower from Sathorn Square bridge, Bangkok, Thailand

The new location of Webster University Thailand’s Bangkok Academic Center in the Empire Tower (center frame) is in the heart of Bangkok’s vibrant central business district.

Webster University Thailand’s city campus has announced its relocation to a 694 square meters of space at The Empire Tower on Sathorn Road. Also known as the Bangkok Academic Center, this new location puts the University in the heart of Bangkok’s vibrant central business district with unlimited student engagement opportunities and access to a host of potential employers. The new Bangkok Academic Center replaced the previous campus at Maneeya Center, where the University outgrew its facilities and capacity.

The new location is expected to attract many new students due to its accessibility, facilities, location and newly introduced undergraduate programs. Easily accessible via public transport (Skytrain and Bus Rapid Transit), the Empire Tower location allows ambitious career-minded professionals the convenience of studying for either a daytime or evening graduate programs.

Provost Julian Schuster (center) cuts the ribbon for the new Bangkok Academic Center location, flanked by Webster University Thailand administrators: director of Enrollment Management, Samrat Ray Chaudhuri; interim academic director, Nisha Ray Chaudhuri; rector Ratish Thakur; director of Student Affairs, Phillip Edwin Gwaltney; financial controller, James V. Jain.

Provost Julian Schuster (center) cuts the ribbon for the new Bangkok Academic Center location, flanked by Webster University Thailand administrators: director of Enrollment Management, Samrat Ray Chaudhuri; interim academic director, Nisha Ray Chaudhuri; rector Ratish Thakur; director of Student Affairs, Phillip Edwin Gwaltney; financial controller, James V. Jain.

The new city campus includes 6 classrooms, 3 meeting rooms, library and student lounge, and can serve up to 500 students. It also houses a comprehensive online library that includes one of the world’s largest selections of academic resource materials. The Bangkok Academic Center will offer an English as a Second Language program, specifically designed for Thai students to become proficient in English after completion of this program.

The all new Bangkok Academic Center will offer graduate programs, including MBA (emphasis in Finance, Marketing, Human Resources Management and Information Technology) and Masters in International Relations and Media Communications. Newly introduced undergraduate programs include Animation (BA), Computer Science (BS), Management (BA) with an emphasis in International Business and International Relations (BA).

“The new campus features state-of-the-art classrooms that are equipped with cutting-edge video-conferencing technology,” said Ratish Thakur, rector of Webster University Thailand. “This enables students to actively engage with peers and guest lecturers from other Webster University campuses worldwide together in a virtual classroom. This two-way interactivity brings in global expertise to students and enhances their educational experience. Most importantly, this new location provides our students access to a host of potential employers.”

In view of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) 2015, Thakur pointed out that Webster University Thailand’s role is to support and refine the talent of Thai students so that they become more capable and successful than peers in the neighboring countries. “We are excited about our new city campus, which reflects Webster University’s commitment to transform students for individual excellence and global citizenship. With AEC opening up next year, Thai, international and ASEAN students can chose to study with us and do a semester abroad at any of the other campuses around the world. It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to be exposed on the international arena and network with their peers,” said Thakur.

About Webster University Thailand

Webster University Thailand, which opened in 1999, is the only American university in Thailand accredited by the American and Thai ministries of education and recognized worldwide. The undergraduate campus is located near the seaside resort towns of Hua Hin and Cha-am. Webster University Thailand offers a diverse and multicultural learning environment with student body comprising of 50+ nationalities and faculty from over 20 countries.

In 2013, Webster University Thailand was awarded the Thailand Trust Mark (TTM) by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce. The TTM was given to Webster Thailand in consideration of its academic quality, exceptional student diversity, recent international enrollment record and customer service initiatives. With this award, Webster Thailand joins a select handful of educational institutions in Thailand that bear the coveted TTM mark of excellence, which is endorsed by the Royal Thai Government.

In the same year, Webster University Thailand was the only university to be awarded Thailand’s prestigious Prime Minister’s Business Enterprise Award, which recognizes exceptional Thai enterprises, particularly those that compete in the global marketplace.

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  1. susan seymour says:

    CONGRATULATIONS to all WUT faculty, staff and students !!! I’m sure your new campus will be a wonderful improvement. Hope I get to see it for myself someday!

    SSeymour