Assumption University (Thailand)

Assumption University (Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยอัสสัมชัญ, RTGS: Mahawitthayalai Assumption, abbreviated ABAC) also referred to by its acronym AU is a private, Catholic, research higher education institution in Bangkok, Thailand administered by the Brothers of St. Gabriel.

Assumption University of Thailand
มหาวิทยาลัยอัสสัมชัญ (Thai)
Educating Intelligence and Minds to Change the World
Other name
Former names
Assumption School of Business (1969-1972)
Assumption Business Administration College (1972-1990)
MottoLabor Omnia Vincit (Latin)
Motto in English
Work conquers all things
TypePrivate Catholic Research Non-profit Coeducational Higher education institution
Established1969 (1969)
FounderMontfort Brothers of St. Gabriel
Religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
(Gabrielite Brothers)
Academic affiliations
ChairmanRev. Bro.Dechachai Sripicharn, f.s.g.
PresidentRev. Bro. Bancha Saenghiran, f.s.g.
  • Bro. Verayuth Boonpram, f.s.g. (VP for Student Affairs)
  • Rev. Bro. Achin Tengtrakul, f.s.g. (VP for Administrative Affairs)
  • Rev. Bro. Prawat Sutthinont, f.s.g. (VP for Academic Affairs)
  • Bro. Amnuay Yoonprayong, f.s.g.
    (VP for Moral Development Education)
592/3 Soi Ramkhamhaeng 24 Ramkhamhaeng Rd., Hua Mak, Bangkok
, ,
13.756018°N 100.627617°E / 13.756018; 100.627617
CampusSuvarnbhumi Campus
Huamark Campus
City Campus
Medium of InstructionEnglish


Rev. Fr. Emile August Colombet

Assumption University originated from Assumption Commercial College in 1969 as an autonomous higher education institution under the name of Assumption School of Business. It adopted the name from the precedent school "Assumption College" given by Rev. Fr. Emile August Colombet, a French missionary in Siam, in 1885.

Under the approval of the Ministry of Education in 1972, it was officially transformed into Assumption Business Administration College or ABAC and subsequently accredited by the Thai Ministry of University Affairs. Following the school's significant expansion to offer comprehensive programs in Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral Degrees, in 1990, it was granted accordingly a new status as "Assumption University" by the Ministry of University Affairs.[1]


  • Suvarnabhumi Campus
  • Huamak Campus[2]
  • City Campus

Sedes Sapientiae: The Seat of Wisdom

The university's Seat of Wisdom statue was blessed by Michael Cardinal Michai Kitbunchu on the 8th December 2000. A goldsmith was commissioned to craft a crown of pure gold for the statue of the Virgin Mary. On 15th August 2001 this gold crown was blessed by Bishop Lawrence Thienchai Samanchit.[3]


The University is accredited by OHEC (Office of Higher Education Commission), Thailand and ONESQA (Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment).

The University is also recognized by:[4]

  • The ASEAN Universities Network (AUN)
  • The Association of Southeast Asian Institution of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • The Association of Christian Universities and Colleges in Asia (ACUCA)
  • The Association of Southeast Asian Institution of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
  • The International Federation of Catholic Universities (IFCU)
  • The U.S. Veterans Administration, Washington D.C.
  • The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)

Institutions and research centers

  • ABAC Consumer Index
  • ABAC Innovation, Creativity and Enterprise (ICE Center)
  • ABAC Business Legal and Advisory Center
  • ABAC SIMBA (ABAC Social Innovation in Management and Business Analysis)
  • Confucius Institute
  • ODI (Organization Development Institute)
  • PAN AM International Flight Academy
  • Tsinghua – ABAC AEC Research Institute
  • Institute for Research and Academic Services (IRAS)

Notable alumni


  1. "History and Background - Admissions Center Assumption University". 2019-07-18. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  2. "Campus Direction". Assumption University.
  3. "AU - Assumption University of Thailand". Retrieved 2022-06-26.
  4. "Getting to Know AU - Assumption University of Thailand". Retrieved 2022-06-22.
  5. Ruechaipanitch, Tonsom. "An interview with the US Consul General, Jennifer Harhigh". Chiang Mai Citylife. Retrieved 2022-06-22.
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