Assumption University (AU) initially originated Assumption Commercial College in 1969. It is the only university administered by the Brothers of Saint Gabriel Thailand, which has under its education-focused umbrella a network of 17 primary and secondary Catholic schools in Thailand. Assumption University is reputable and internationally recognized for being the first and only university in Thailand that offers all programs in English.
Assumption University with presently a student body of 20, 000 employs 1200 faculty from over 40 countries who are highly qualified in their designated fields. AU has 1,000,000 square meters in building space with four campuses. It offers undergraduate, master, and doctoral studies in over 100 programs. AU has more than 3,000 foreign students 1,000 of which are Chinese, the highest number of foreign students among universities in Thailand.
We proudly note here that in October 1999, H.E. Madam Chen Zhili, former Minister of Education of China, received an honorary PhD degree from Assumption University.
At present, Assumption University has been active in cooperation & collaboration with many universities in China. This includes not only welcoming students from China to study at AU but a new program, Business Chinese, was also created in the Faculty of Arts at both undergraduate and master degree levels. It is one of the most popular programs offered at AU. In addition, Assumption University has strived itself toward excellence in higher education. To maintain an international community of scholars enlivened by Christian inspiration, the University always ensures to recruit and retain highly experienced professors and administrators from world class universities, to be a leader in teaching-learning, as well as management & leadership with ethical underpinning philosophy resulting in being a model university for public and private universities in Thailand. For several decades, Assumption University has produced highly qualified graduates for Thailand and international society in public, political and business sectors. Assumption University is also a leader in Business Management in Business English, Business Chinese, and cyber technology.
At present there are 11 Confucius Institutes in Thailand. However, the Confucius Institute with keen interest in business management, technology, and career education which is in high demand in China is still lacking. Consequently, Assumption University as leader of Catholic universities and schools in Thailand, commits itself for the best Confucius Institute we could possibly be.
Tianjin University of Science & Technology
Located in Tianjin and administered by the local government of Tianjin, Tianjin University of Science & Technology (TUST) was originally focused on industry technology but soon expanded into many other disciplines including natural science, cultures, arts, economics, management, and law. Founded in 1958, it was one of the first four universities in China at that time that had undergraduate programs in industry technology. TUST strategically situates in a fastest economic growth area and a coastal town of China. It is the first Chinese university that offers food science and nutrition, packaging engineering, and printing technology.
TUST was in the second set of universities assigned by the Ministry of Education to train talented engineers of the country. The University then was upgraded to be top national university in both science & technology and social sciences offering a variety of outstanding professional programs in key disciplines at both undergraduate studies and graduate programs. TUST also offers Chinese government scholarships to international students and it is among a few universities authorized to enroll international students. In 2008, TUST was evaluated by the Ministry of Education and was rated ‘excellent’.
TUST has a mobile postdoctoral center for light industry technology and engineering and a mobile postdoctoral center of Tianjin municipal food processing engineering. TUST offers eleven doctoral programs, thirty-nine master degree programs, ten professional master degree programs in engineering, four on-the-job master programs for university teachers, a national key discipline, and forty-six undergraduate programs. There is an MOE engineering research center and a key lab both at the state level, six provincial key disciplines, six provincial key labs, research centers and industry technology centers.
In 2013, TUST has three campuses: Hexi campus, Taida campus, and Tanggu campus covering the total area of 133.87 m. square meters, with the building space of 694, 900 square meters, and the teaching-learning equipment and research valued at 470,000,000 RMB Yuan. The University’s current enrollment of undergraduate, master and doctoral students is over 23, 000.
(Source: Tianjin University Of Science &Technology : http://www.tust.edu.cn)