|The Campus Features and Facilities|
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Campus Features, Facilities, and Services
For over 40 years, Siam University has been rising towards international recognition as one of the leading universities in Asia and within the ASEAN community, and will continue to expand its vision to make Siam one of the world’s foremost educational institutions. With its mission in mind, Siam University holds to this vision of continuing to offer the quality education that it has been providing since 1965, for Bangkok, for Thailand, and for the planet we share.
The campus of Siam University is located within the southwest boundaries of Bangkok on Petkasem Road, and is approximately 6 kilometers from the main financial district of the city. Currently, the campus is comprised of 20 main buildings with a total floor area of roughly 140,000 square meters. In 1999, a new 19-story multipurpose building was built to commemorate the 50th anniversary of His Majesty, King Bhumibol’s ascension to the throne, who graciously gave it the name, “The Golden Jubilee Building.” This structure contains over 50,000 square meters of classrooms, various laboratories, research centers, and an international conference center with high-tech facilities that are completely wired with a fiber-optic information network. There is also a mini-hotel in this building complex for use in the International Hotel and Tourism Management Program and international guests of the university, as well as a theater, an auditorium and 700 parking spaces. Beside Building 19 is the Garden of Peace, a relaxing, tree-covered park with food and beverage stands, a large fountain and many places to unwind between classes.
The Siam University Central Library contains over 200,000 textbooks, magazines, periodicals, academic journals and technological books, of which many are in English. The library is conveniently located on the second and third floors of Building 12, and can accommodate approximately 1,000 users at any time in its air-conditioned reading rooms, individual learning rooms and group discussion rooms. It also features a large computer lab with high-speed internet access, an online-database, movies, as well as other audio/visual materials, and computer software. A separate Graduate School Library is located on the 3rd floor, a Finance and Banking Lab, and a M.B.A. and Business Library donated by the Stock Exchange of Thailand, is located on the 6th floor of Building 19, The Golden Jubilee Building.
The Siam University Computer Center is operated by Campus Network, and is linked by fiber-optic cables with six other computer centers located in various University buildings. Located in Building 15, an Internet center containing over 350 desktop computers with high-speed access to the World Wide Web is available for all students. In addition, most of the campus buildings and courtyards are covered by wireless Internet access.
The Cultural Center
Located on the top floor of Building 4 decorated with a traditional Thai-style rooftop (thuk song thai), Siam University’s Cultural-Center houses valuable documents and culture-related artifacts. The center preserves several traditional artifacts, musical instruments, masks and paintings, restores and then displays them for all to see. It extends this preservation in sponsoring various exhibitions, printing related documents, and offers Thai-style music and traditional Thai dancing classes that are performed across the city. The Cultural-Center is open to students, faculty, staff, and all campus visitors.
Guidance and Placement Division
Siam offers job-placement services to graduating students to find jobs appropriate to their fields of study. The Guidance and Placement Division office is located in Building 4, and also has offices on the ground floor of Building 19.
Conveniently located on campus, The Siam University Post Office offers: general post services, international fax, money orders, parcel-post delivery services, general postal supply sales and mailbox rental.
Commercial Banking Services
TMB PCL, Krungthai, and Bangkok Banks, Siam University Branch, offer convenient on-campus express electronic banking, full service ATMs, financial and banking office services, and 8 ATMs located across campus for student and staff usage.
Bookshop and Stationary Store
A University SE-ED Bookstore is located in the center of campus, selling a wide range of books, magazines, textbooks, stationary, gifts and office supplies.
Financial Aid and Student Loans
Services such as military study, railway fee reductions, student loans, and scholarships for qualified students and those with exceptional high school grades are provided by Siam University.
English Learning Center
In 2003, the English Learning Center (E.L.C.) was established to enhance the level of English proficiency among native Thai students before they graduate from Siam University and enter into the working world. Siam’s president, Ponchai Mongkhonanit, created this directive to promote the university’s standard of excellence and further prepare the student body for international communication in the new millennium. The E.L.C. staffs qualified native-speakers of English from North America and Europe to instruct conversational English, and teaches levels five and six of the six level English curriculums.
Siam University Buildings
The university campus is comprised of 20 buildings and the following are some details of each:
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 March 2013 10:37|