As far as we are aware, the current ongoing protests are clearly political and in no way linked or related to academic activities.
While noting this fact, we are gratified to say that Assumption University of Thailand’s two campuses at Hua Mak and Suvarnabhumi are both, distances away from the protest sites. The learning and living situations of all students, Thai and International, are well secured through extensive and intensive security on campuses and within their immediate living environments.
While respecting the rights of individuals to political expression, we however continue to advise and counsel our faculty and students, particularly those who are international, not to visit the protest sites. As long as faculty and students do not stray into the protest arenas which are restricted to locations in Bangkok downtown and beyond, there is no reason for them to feel insecure or threatened. Additionally, we would like to encourage references to the Official Website of the Royal Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs (www.mfa.go.th/web/2630php) to be updated on advice regarding the on-going political strife, and not to be swayed solely by sensational news reports and other media.
The current university year’s second academic semester 2/ 2013 is targeted for opening on January 6, 2014 and we are committed to sustaining our academic services without any interruptions.
For Information Assistance please contact:
- Dr. Samusa Nakasingh
Tel. 662 300 4543 ext. 3643, 3726
- Mr. Glen Chatelier
Tel. 662 719 1515 ext. 3728-9, + 668 1 848 1166
- Ms. Siriporn Kiatpapan
The Director The Office of International Affairs
Assumption University of Thailand
Dated December 2, 2013