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Webster University Thailand

Webster University (Thailand)
Type Private, four-year
Established 1999
President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble[1]
Location Cha-am and Bangkok, Thailand
Campus Rural and urban
Colors Navy, gold, and white
Nickname Webster, WUT
Mascot Gorlok
Website [www.webster.ac.th]

Webster University in Thailand (WUT) is an international campus of Webster University from Webster Groves, Missouri, US.[2][3][4] The US-based non-profit [5] university established its international campus in Thailand in 1999 with an undergraduate campus near the resort town of Hua Hin in the district of Cha-am, and additional graduate and undergraduate programs in Bangkok, Thailand.[6] The facility in Thailand is one of several international campuses associated with Webster University.[7] The university's international campuses are overseen by Dr Peter Maher.[8][9][10] The director of the campus in Thailand is Dr Keith E. Welsh.[11]

Undergraduate programs

Webster University Thailand offers undergraduate degrees in:[12]

  • BA International Relations
  • BA Management
  • BA Management: Emphasis in Human Resources Management
  • BA Management: Emphasis in International Business
  • BA Management: Emphasis in Marketing
  • BA Media Communications
  • BA Psychology
  • BS Business Administration
  • BS Computer Science
  • BS Accounting

Graduate programs

The university offers following graduate programs:[13]

  • Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
  • MA International Relations
  • MA Teaching English as a Second Language

Bangkok Academic Center

In addition to the main campus in Cha-am, the university has offices and classroom facilities at the Bangkok Academic Center on the 4th Floor, EM Space of Empire Tower in Bangkok's business district, Sathorn. Masters (MBA, MA International Relations and MA Media Communications) and undergraduate programs available at the Bangkok location include computer science (BS), management (BA) with an emphasis in international business and English as a second language (ESL).[14]

Faculty

The university's teaching faculty, research professors, and adjunct professors come from across the globe, from over 20 nations.[15]

Webster worldwide

Webster University in Thailand is part of the Webster University worldwide network of international campuses,[16][7] students enrolled at the campus in Thailand have the option to study at any of the Webster campuses including the US, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria, China, and Ghana.[17]

The university has partnerships with universities worldwide including:

  • Haute École de Bruxelles, through the Institut Supérieur de Traducteurs & Interprètes, Brussels, Belgium,
  • Beijing Language and Culture University, China,
  • Trier University (Universitat Trier), Germany,
  • Webster-Florence at Kent State University-Florence, Italy,
  • Obirin University, Tokyo, Japan,
  • Kansai University, Osaka, Japan,
  • International Horizons College (IHC), Dubai, UAE,
  • The Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mexico,
  • Oviedo or Uviéu (in Asturian), Spain[18]

Accreditation and awards

Webster University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, which covers the university campus in Thailand.[19] In addition, the campus in Thailand is accredited locally by Office of the Higher Education Commission Thailand (CHE).[20] Webster University's School of Business and Technology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP).[21] In 2013, the Webster University Thailand campus was awarded the "Prime Minister's Business Excellence Award" and earned an "excellent" rating from Thailand's Office of National Education Standards and Quality Assessment.[22][23]

Controversy

In 2014–2015 Webster University's Cha-am campus was embroiled in disputes stemming from student and faculty dissatisfaction with university administration.[24][25][26]

References

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  2. ^ "Worldwide Webster". Webster University. Retrieved 2018-08-03. 
  3. ^ "The Nation". Archived from the original on 2015-02-21. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  4. ^ Agarwal, Sapna (2013-02-06). "American degree from Thailand". Business Standard. Pune, India. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  5. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2015-02-15. Retrieved 2015-12-01. 
  6. ^ Michael, Rachel (6 February 2018). "Education in Thailand". World Education News + Review (WENR). Retrieved 2018-08-03. 
  7. ^ a b "Welcome to a Truly Global University". Webster University. 
  8. ^ Maher, Peter. "Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs, International Campuses and Initiatives". Provost's Council. Archived from the original on 2016-08-12. 
  9. ^ "Thailand unable to reach its potential". Bangkok Post. 2014-08-25. Retrieved 2018-08-03. 
  10. ^ "Grant Chapman, M.A., J.D." Archived from the original on 2015-02-21. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  11. ^ "Keith E. Welsh Named Interim Director of Webster University Thailand". Webster University. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 2018-08-03. 
  12. ^ "Undergraduate Programs". Webster University Thailand. Retrieved 2018-08-03. 
  13. ^ "Graduate Academics". Webster University Thailand. Retrieved 2018-08-03. 
  14. ^ "Undergraduate Academics". Webster University Thailand. Retrieved 2018-08-03. 
  15. ^ "Faculty Listings". Webster University Thailand. Retrieved 2018-08-03. 
  16. ^ "Bachelor degrees at Webster University: part of a global network". I Am Expat. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  17. ^ "Higher Learning Commission". Archived from the original on 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  18. ^ "Office of Study Abroad". Webster University. Retrieved 2018-08-03. 
  19. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  20. ^ "Office of the Higher Education Commission Thailand (CHE)". Archived from the original on 2015-02-21. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  21. ^ "Webster University-Thailand". ACBSP. Retrieved 2018-08-03. 
  22. ^ [www.thaivisa.com]
  23. ^ "{title}". Archived from the original on 2015-02-11. Retrieved 2015-03-10. 
  24. ^ Wonsamuth, Nanchanok (24 May 2015). "Webster's degrees of disappointment". Bangkok Post. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  25. ^ Addo, Koran (Apr 13, 2015). "Webster U acknowledges failures of Thailand campus". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 
  26. ^ Redden, Elizabeth (2015-04-15). "Revealing Review of a Thai Campus". Inside Higher Ed. Retrieved 3 August 2018. 

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