One of the first and largest private universities in Thailand , Bangkok University is a non-profit institution of higher learning whose goal is to educate and develop students to their highest potential in this competitive and fast-changing world . Founded in 1962 by Mr . Surat and Mrs . Pongtip Osathanugrah , with the mission to provide innovative academic and practical studies in ways that will challenge the student β s all-around abilities , the University remains committed to accomplishing this mission as an institution of higher learning recognized both nationally and internationally .
With a total enrollment of over 29,000 students , the University includes 12 schools that offer academic programs leading to a Bachelor β s degree in Accounting , Business Administration , Communication Arts , Humanities and Tourism Management , Law , Economic and Investment , Information Technology and Innovation , Fine and Applied Arts , Engineering , Architecture , Entrepreneurship and Management , and Digital Media and Cinematic Arts .
In addition , the Graduate School offers programs of study in twelve major fields , namely Business Administration , Business Administration in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises , Communication Arts , Law , Information Technology and Management , Interior Architecture , Hospitality and Tourism Industry Management , Entrepreneurship , Business Innovation , Digital Marketing Communications , and Electrical and Computer Engineering that lead to Master β s and Ph . D . degrees .
The University has two campuses , the City Campus ( KluayNamThai ), located on Rama 4 Road in the heart of Bangkok , and the Rangsit Campus located 20 minutes to the north of Bangkok in Pathum Thani Province .
The City Campus , home of the Graduate School and most International Programs , is located at 119 Rama 4 Road , Klong-Toei , Bangkok , 10110 ( Thailand ) and houses the original University Library , the Learning Center , the Computer Center , Faculty and Administrative Offices , as well as University-wide student services . The Rangsit Campus is situated upon 445-rai ( one rai equals to 16 ares , or 0.16 hectares ) of land at 9 / 1 Moo 5 , Phaholyothin Road , Klong Nung , Klong Luang , Pathum Thani 12120 ( Thailand ).
The University has good and long established relation ships with international higher education institutions that lead to mutual collaboration and support in academic and cultural aspects . Examples are faculty and student exchange programs , as well as reciprocal visits by executives . Exchange students are eligible for a tuition fee waiver at participating institutions . Additionally , Bangkok University was the first higher education institution in Thailand to be invited to join the International Association of University Presidents ( IAUP ), for which Founding President Emeritus Dr . Charoen Kanthawongs and President Emeritus Dr . Thanu Kulachol , have served as General Secretary and Assistant General Secretary , respectively .