Thammasat University

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Thammasat University
Former names
University of Moral and Political Sciences
Motto"For excellence, for justice, and readiness in leadership" (official)
"I love Thammasat because Thammasat teaches me to love people" (unofficial)
EstablishedJune 27, 1934 (1934-06-27)
FounderPridi Banomyong
RectorAssoc. Prof. Gasinee Witoonchart
Administrative staff
1,505 (2007)[1]
Students33,422 (2007)[1]
Undergraduates25,369 (including joint bachelor's and master's)
13°45′21.07″N 100°29′27.16″E / 13.7558528°N 100.4908778°E / 13.7558528; 100.4908778Coordinates: 13°45′21.07″N 100°29′27.16″E / 13.7558528°N 100.4908778°E / 13.7558528; 100.4908778
CampusMultiple-Campus University Urban and Rural (varied by campus)
Anthem"Yung Thong"
("Golden Flamboyant")
ColorsYellow and Red
MascotFlamboyant Tree

Thammasat University (TU) is the second oldest university in Thailand. It was established on June 27, 1934. The university was initially named, by Dr. Pridi Banomyong, ‘Vichar Thammasat Lae Karn Muang’ – ‘The University of Moral Science and Politics’. At that time, there was only Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, so he thought that the university should have people who have knowledge of law, administration and social. It had started out as an open university, with 7,094 people for the first academic year. The main goal of the university’s foundation was "to teach students to love and cherish democracy". Only in the year 1952 was the name ‘Vichar Thammasat Lae Karn Muang’ changed to the present day ‘Thammasat University’.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Thammasat University Annual Report 2008". Thammasat University. 2008. Archived from the original (RAR) on 4 December 2010. Retrieved 14 July 2009.

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