UCLan is the first UK university to establish a campus in Thailand.

Announced today, UCLan will open a university campus in Bangkok in 2014 – the first British university to open a full university there.  5,000 students are expected to study at the Thailand campus over 10 years and courses in areas such as business, built and natural environment, engineering, creative and performing arts and languages will be offered. The degrees will be taught in English and validated by UCLan.

UCLan Vice Chancellor, Malcolm McVicar, says there is strong demand for undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Thailand and that Thailand has been identified as a hub for South East Asia, which UCLan expects to be a key area for future global growth.

UCLan will invest £7.5m and will work alongside the entrepreneur Sitichai Charoenkajonkul.

Watch this space for more information about this exciting development.