Thammasat University is Thailand's second oldest university. Officially inaugurated on 27 June 1934 at Tha Phra Chan
on the Rattanakosin Island and the East-Bank of the Chao Phraya River (opposite the Siriraj Hospital). The University’s
founder, Professor Dr. Pridi Banomyong, originally named Thammasat the “University of Ethics and Politics”, reflecting
its primary mission to offer higher education in the disciplines of law and politics to the new citizenry and prepare Thai
people for their new democratic system. Hoping to make higher learning accessible to all, Thammasat began as an open
university with 7,094 students enrolled in its first academic year.
Thammasat University is not only a distinguished higher education for people but Princess Bajrakitiyabha, is a daughter
of King Maha Vajralongkorn (Rama X) and Princess Soamsavali, also graduated in the 2nd class honor of the Faculty of
Law in 2001.
King Rama IX planted 5 flam-boyant (The Flame Tree,
or Royal Poinciana) trees at Thammasat University,
Tha Prachan Campus on February 9, 1961. In 1963,
King Rama IX kindly composed Flame Tree marching
song for Thammasat. The flam-boyant flowers and song
are the symbolic of Thammasat University from that time.
Bird’s eye view a top government university in Thailand, outlook at Thammsat University:
TU International Affairs Office
Faculty of Political Science
Office of the Registrar
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