In a global society, individuals who possess the knowledge and are groomed to have a worldview are high in demand. As such, institutions of higher education are now focusing not just on academics, but on the holistic development and academic excellence of their students. Producing future-ready persons who have an expansive worldview and can benefit the community and society at large is what universities today are inculcating in their curricula. Today, Universities and other institutions of higher learning are greatly focused on student employability. Maintaining the much-needed agility to cope with the changing times, these institutes are also changing teaching pedagogies, for the benefit of the students. Southeast Asia University, established in 1973 in Nong Khaem District, Thailand, is an advanced educational university focusing on multiple areas of study. As a university, SAU offers courses in multiple disciplines, thereby catering to a larger number of students.
Southeast Asia University is the first private university that offers engineering courses to its students. "Our university is based on the mandate to provide equal opportunities for students with ready-to-work skills by providing valuable knowledge and best practice skill sets", says Dr. Chattavut Peechapol, President, Southeast Asia University. In addition, the university encourages students to be global citizens with practices on par with global standards taught via an outstanding course structure including the ICDL exam, virtual Lab from Labster, and real access to cloud lab from Amazon Web Service.
Courses and Infrastructure
Southeast Asia University offers quality education with world-class courses and course materials in a city that was recognized for providing equal opportunities for everyone to learn and practice for their future career. The university aims to become the main link between industries and students enabling them to acquire practical experience with real industry workers. "Through training and internships, our university equips students with the knowledge, technical know-how, and work ethics", adds Dr. Chattavut. Further, to become the main linkage between international industries in China, India, Vietnam, and others to encourage students to become highly-regarded global citizens, the university has adopted various exclusive teaching methods.
The Southeast Asian University provides several courses including bachelor's courses, master's courses, and doctoral degrees (Ph.D.). At Southeast Asia University, there are five divisions: the faculties of engineering, business administration, arts and sciences, law, and graduate school. There are several majors available from each faculty.
The main objective of Southeast Asia University is to educate and prepare students to function as effective citizens and emerging domain experts around the globe. It imparts practical experience to pupils and encourages them to stay current with technology. To ensure that each student will complete their intended program and professional path, Southeast Asia University provides students with support throughout their academic careers.
Since students can now study anyplace, anytime, and on their schedule, the academic sectors are currently disrupted by how quickly the world is transforming. The developments in technology must be adapted by universities of higher learning. Therefore, SAU provides first-hand experience to students, making them stand apart from their competitors with exclusive benefits.
The Southeast Asia University's University Council is made up of highly educated people with experience in overseas education. These individuals are MIT graduates and former students of the top 20 colleges worldwide. "We provide our students with as many opportunities as we can in addition to cheap tuition fees. Our course materials, teaching pedagogy, and instructional techniques are substantially matched with the implementation of the current educational pattern due to the diverse experiences and high-quality international education of our University Council members. To give our students the greatest opportunities to network, we collaborate with prestigious academic institutions and business organizations", avers (add the Key person's name). As the first university in Thailand to collaborate with Labster, AWS Clouds, and other top worldwide businesses to create course content for students to gain knowledge from and practice, Southeast Asian University has created a variety of learning resources.
“The main objective of Southeast Asia University is to educate and prepare students to function as effective citizens and emerging domain experts around the globe”
Awards & Recognitions
Over the years, through the excellence of teaching and innovative and well-structured course curriculum, Southeast Adian University has won several awards and recognitions including many titles won by the students for the brilliance of knowledge. SAU has won the ICDL Thailand Digital Challenge three straight years. In the Business & Finance Professional category of the 2019 ICDL Thailand Digital Challenge and the third annual digital tournament, SAU students were awarded gold awards. The 2019 ICDL Thailand Digital Challenge was created to identify Thailand's top internet technologies talent. SAU has taken part in the competition for three years and has won the gold medal each time. The Royal Best Study Award was given out by the Education and Engineering Research Fund to one of SAUs engineering students.
Additionally, an SAU During the 33rd National Safety and Occupational Health held by Safety and Health at Work Promotion Association, a student studying safety engineering took second place in the category of Safety Youth Brand Ambassador 2019. Through the use of VR technology, SAU Computer Technology students are promoting tourism in Thailand. In the era of Digital Thailand, or Thailand 4.0, SAU students use VR technology to promote Thailand's tourism industry. The idea was developed during a 2017 National Software Contest, where they advanced to the final round. As the Top Student Award, H.M. King Rama 10 presented a gold medal to one of SAUs Electrical Engineering students.
Making great strides in every aspect of teaching and training students, SAU is on the path to becoming the top private school in Bangkok. With the numerous opportunities and friendly environment designed for international students, this university aims to become a haven for diversity and equality in education.
Dr. Chattavut Peechapol, President, Southeast Asia University
Dr. Chattavut is the president of Southeast Asia University and a member of University Council. He has been lecturer in well-known universities and also has specialized in digital business transformation, online learning and education management. He has completed his Ph.D. in Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management from Chulalongkorn University, and Master Degree in IT for Business Transformation from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his Bachelor in Computer Engineering from Chulalongkorn University.