About us

Message from the President

Pornchai Mongkhonvanit - President

Thank you for your interest in Siam University.  With the ever changing world around us, it is our duty and responsibility to develop a global perspective through perseverance, modernization, internationalization, and sustainability to keep up with the variances in the economy, environment, and society.  We have made it a goal to become a role model and an exemplary example of sustainability for the rest of the world.  As of 2019, Siam University ranks 7th in Thailand and 159th in the world for the UIGreenMetric World University Ranking.  Each year we work diligently to improve our standing by providing education that not only develops qualified professionals in various fields, but also helps to achieve the United Nation’s Sustainability Goals.

Our mission is to provide students with the best experience and environment to make education attainable to its fullest.  Whether in the classroom or mixed with online teaching, key concepts, innovative research methods, and theoretical methodologies are passed from highly qualified professors to our students.  We also offer a wide variety of resources that can enable life-long learning, social learning, personal growth, academic advancement, cultural awareness, to name a few.  Siam University deploys many facilities to create a comfortable learning environment filled with modern technologies and vast resources.  Through these efforts, we are recognized by many well respected international organizations by being a member of IAU, AACSB, GUNI, ASAIHL, and ACD-UN.

As the president of this institution, it is a great pleasure for me to welcome you into our community and be a privilege to be a part of your academic life at Siam University.  Together we can move forward towards a shared brighter future

Dr. Pornchai Mongkonvanit

President - Siam University

Siam University's Commitment to You and Your Future

Mission

To endow a clear understanding and acceptance of the broad working environment and provide a definitive grounding of responsibility in the idea of a variety of cultures, ethics, and life-long learning skills

Vision

Freedom for the Future

Focus on the pursuit of knowledge, research and training methods to create professionals and build long-lasting associations with local and international leaders across diverse global industries and future world markets

Objectives

  • Empower and prepare students for international environments
  • Emphasize diverse work integration for excellence
  • Preserve academic excellence through innovative research
  • Instill infinite wisdom as an effort to achieve virtue
  • Maintain Asian ethnics and preserve individual nationalities with recognition of their cultural differences

Mission

To endow a clear understanding and acceptance of the broad working environment and provide a definitive grounding of responsibility in the idea of a variety of cultures, ethics, and life-long learning skills

Vision

Freedom for the Future

Focus on the pursuit of knowledge, research and training methods to create professionals and build long-lasting associations with local and international leaders across diverse global industries and future world markets

Objectives

  • Empower and prepare students for international environments
  • Emphasize diverse work integration for excellence
  • Preserve academic excellence through innovative research
  • Instill infinite wisdom as an effort to achieve virtue
  • Maintain Asian ethnics and preserve individual nationalities with recognition of their cultural differences

History of Siam University

Siam University was founded in 1965 by the late Dr. Narong Mongkhonvanit as the first 3-year private engineering school in Thailand. It began by educating a student body of only two hundred, offering only one program, Mechanical Technical Power, which led to the equivalent of an associate’s degree (two-year) in the United States by virtue of the Thai Private School Act. In 1973 the Siam Technical College was formally established as a private, higher education institution with the authorization to grant degrees. Soon after, in 1975, the university launched programs leading to a bachelors’ degree in Accounting, Marketing or Secretarial Science. Within those programs, students majored in banking, finance, personnel management or marketing. Later, in 1986, Siam Technical College became Siam Technical University, and three years later became ‘Siam University’ to show diversity in fields of study.

Over nearly five decades of steady growth and development, driven by a devotion to academic excellence, Siam University has contributed more than 80,000 graduates in various fields to Thailand’s national workforce as well as other countries around the world. In fact, it has become the fifth largest private university with a student body containing over 15,000 students across 13 programs, including an International and Graduate Program. The undergraduate schools include Business Administration, Communication Arts, Engineering, Law, Liberal Arts, Pharmacy, Medical, Nursing, Superstar College and Science. The Graduate Program offers masters and doctoral degrees in the following: Business Administration, Communication Arts, Engineering, Educational Administration, Public Administration and Information Technology. For convenience, Siam University’s various programs and courses are often available in both day and evening classes.

In 1995 the international program was established, offering Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in International Business and International Hotel and Tourism Management. Currently, there are over 1,000 students enrolled in this program. With students from at least 15 nationalities, Siam University is ranked among Thailand’s top ten private Universities and 3rd for its population of International students by Thailand’s Commission of Higher Education, part of the Thai Ministry of Education.

Many of Siam’s faculty members have been carefully selected among qualified scholars who are native speakers of English from Europe and North America. This enhances the intercultural activities in which students can participate and enjoy. Siam is affiliated with more than 90 universities and institutions on four continents, including the Philippines and Japan. In addition, to gain insight into local Thai culture, student activities include various study visits to important heritage sites within the Kingdom of Thailand.