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Thammasat University
Thammasat Dome, Pridi Day.jpg
Former names
University of Moral and Political Sciences
Motto "For excellence, for justice, and readiness in leadership" (official)
"I love Thammasat because Thammasat teaches me to love people" (unofficial)
Type National
Established June 27, 1934 (1934-06-27)
Founder Pridi Banomyong
Rector Assoc. Prof. Gasinee Witoonchart
Administrative staff
1,505 (2007)
Students 33,422 (2007)
Undergraduates 25,369 (including joint bachelor's and master's)
Postgraduates 7,736
Phra Nakhon, Bangkok
13°45′21.07″N 100°29′27.16″E / 13.7558528°N 100.4908778°E / 13.7558528; 100.4908778Coordinates: 13°45′21.07″N 100°29′27.16″E / 13.7558528°N 100.4908778°E / 13.7558528; 100.4908778
Campus Multiple-Campus University Urban and Rural (varied by campus)
Anthem "Yung Thong"
("Golden Flamboyant")
Colors Yellow and Red
Affiliations ASAIHL
Mascot Flamboyant Tree

Thammasat University (TU) is the second oldest university in Thailand. It was established on June 27, 1934. The university was initially named, by Dr. Pridi Banomyong, ‘Vichar Thammasat Lae Karn Muang’ – ‘The University of Moral Science and Politics’. At that time, there was only Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, so he thought that the university should have people who have knowledge of law, administration and social. It had started out as an open university, with 7,094 people for the first academic year. The main goal of the university’s foundation was "to teach students to love and cherish democracy". Only in the year 1952 was the name ‘Vichar Thammasat Lae Karn Muang’ changed to the present day ‘Thammasat University’.

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