Ramkhamhaeng University Institute of International Studies

Introduction

Ramkhamhaeng University Institute of International Studies

Before the establishment of Ramkhamhaeng University in 1971, Thailand had long suffered what might be called "a crisis in the quest for higher education". At that time the number of high school graduates seeking seats to the universities outnumbered the admission capacity of all universities combined. The problem finally prompted the parliament to pass a law authorizing the establishment of Ramkhamhaeng University, named after King Ramkhamhaeng the Great (ca. 1239-1317), who invented the Thai alphabet, or ‘RU’ as it is commonly known ... the country’s first open-admission university.

The university was granted permission to use a 300 rai (125 acre) plot of land in the eastern suburb of Bangkok as its main campus; this land once housed the International Trade Fair. With the growing number of students, Ramkhamhaeng has expanded to Bang-Na campus, about 25 kilometers away from the main campus. In the national program, freshmen classes are held at the extension campus while classes for upper level students remain at Huamark. Additionally, there are 22 more campuses all over Thailand.

In 1999, Ramkhamhaeng University expanded its educational opportunities by forming the Institute of International Studies (IIS-RU) as a faculty for the university’s international program to satisfy the ever growing demand for international higher education.

Among other developments, the past two decades have witnessed a number of changes in the operation and structure of the University itself. For instance, the number of students has skyrocketed with each passing academic year, reaching over 600,000 in 2004.

On an academic note, having started out with only four faculties in all, primarily those pertaining to the social sciences, namely, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Business Administration, the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Education, later, in 1974, three more faculties were added, consisting of the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Political Science and the Faculty of Economics.

In addition, the University enjoys a wide range of excellent academic support facilities, including the Central Library, the Educational Technology Office, the Institute of Computer Science, the University Press, the Research and Development Institute, the Institute of International Studies, the Arts and Cultural Institute, the Sports Office, the Institute of Health Science, the Ramkhamhaeng Institute of Languages, and the Institute of Human Resources Development.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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MA in Communicative English

Campus Full time Part time June 2017 Thailand Bangkok

The Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University, offers the Master of Arts Program in Communicative English from June 2008. It provides individuals with advanced academic work in the functional aspects of communication and English language. [+]

MA in Communicative EnglishThis international program is offered in Bangkok.The Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University, offers the Master of Arts Program in Communicative English from June 2008. It provides individuals with advanced academic work in the functional aspects of communication and English language. Nowadays, every sector faces the impact of globalization. To understand and adapt to the global transaction environment will be the key to executive success in operations of non-profit and for-profit organizations. This new program provides the individual with general competencies for overall knowledge in communication as well as an ability to function effectively in a multicultural and rapidly changing global arena. Students will develop skills in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data, as well as conceptualizing, evaluating, and implementing solutions necessary in addressing complex problems.Individuals with a Bachelor degree in arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, education, business and others from accredited schools are encouraged to apply.... [-]


MA in Political Science

Campus Full time Part time June 2017 Thailand Bangkok Chiang Mai Hat Yai, Songkhla Nakhon Pathom + 3 more

The Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University, has offered the Master of Arts Program in Political Science since 2001. It provided individuals with advanced academic work in the functional ... [+]

MA in Political ScienceThis international program is offered in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiangrai,Hat Yai, Nakhon Ratchasima, Phuket, and Surat Thani.The Institute of International Studies, Ramkhamhaeng University, has offered the Master of Arts Program in Political Science since 2001. It provided individuals with advanced academic work in the functional aspects of public and private organizations. Nowadays, every sector faces the impact of globalization. To understand and adapt to the global transaction environment will be the key to executive success in educational operations. This revised program provides the individual with general competencies for overall knowledge in political science as well as an ability to function effectively in a multicultural and rapidly changing global arena. Students will develop skills in collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data, as well as conceptualizing, evaluating, and implementing solutions necessary in addressing complex problems.Individuals with a Bachelor degree in arts, humanities, sciences, engineering, education, business and others from accredited schools are encouraged to apply.... [-]