Asia-Pacific International University

Asia- Pacific International University ( formerly Mission College ) ( Thai: มหาวิทยาลัย นานาชาติ เอเชีย - แปซิฟิก ) is a private Christian university of the Free Church of Seventh- day Adventist Church in Thailand.

  • 2.1 Faculty of Business Administration
  • 2.2 Faculty of Social Sciences
  • 2.3 Faculty of Nursing
  • 2.4 Faculty of Science
  • 2.5 Faculty of Religious Studies


The Asia - Pacific International University was created from the merger of three institutions: Southeast Asia Union College, Singapore, Bangkok Adventist Mission Hospital School of Nursing in Bangkok and Mission College in Muak Lek.

South East Asian Union Collge ( SAUC )

Southeast Asia Union College ( SAUC ) is the oldest of the three institutions and was founded in 1906 under the name of Singapore Training School by GF Jones, the first Adventist missionary in Southeast Asia. In the 1920s, the institution moved to a larger property in order to Upper Serangoon Road and remained there until the merger in the späten1990er years. In 1956 SAUC would receive the status of " Junior College ". In the late 1960s, the SAUC expanded again and could thus offer the first undergraduate program in education and theology. Due to the enhancements in previous years the number of students increased rapidly, although an accreditation by the Singapore still not forthcoming. In 1984 SAUC offered a partnership program with concurrent accreditation in the United States of America with the Walla Walla University ( Walla Walla University ), Washington State, USA, at. In other years, additional undergraduate programs inBetriebswirtschaft ( Business Administration), Management Information System, Management, Religion and English were offered as a second language.

The Singapore government was known in 1996 that the land is required by SAUC for a major infrastructure project. Thus, the campus in Singapore has been completely abandoned and began searching for a new location.

Mission College Nursing School ( MCSN )

The first attempt to establish a nursing school in Bangkok, was undertaken in conjunction with the opening of the Bangkok Adventist Medical Clinic ( clinic ) in 1941. After the outbreak of the Second World War, the medical staff was evacuated from overseas and as a result, set the project after a few months.

In 1945, the nursing school was, this time in conjunction with the Bangkok Adventist Hospital ( hospital), scheduled to run again. The hospital had in 1946 bought a plot of land in downtown Bangkok along Pitsanulok road. A year later, here the nursing school was opened under the direction of Mrs. Ellen Waddell as head nurse and wife Ruth Monroe as head of the nursing school. Their appeal was to train competent and caring nurses and young people to tell of God's love. Doctors and Ms Waddell led the interviews of the first female students by personally. As a result, 33 students were accepted into the program. Three years later compliment their first 25 graduates of the school.

In the first phase of development, the school experienced a rapid growth, so that more buildings were needed. The hospital, the school and its graduates were highly regarded for their skills, care and the quality of education across the nation.

In 1955 the program was extended with the introduction of the degree programs in obstetrics, medical, radiology and anesthesia. These were later discontinued due to the change in the curriculum.

The Queen Sirikit of Thailand, opened officially in 1958 a new three- story building that was used as a teaching and residential buildings. To date, the institution will support the Royal Family.

Under the leadership of Mrs. Salinee Navaratana the school restructured its nursing program. A four-year degree program for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing ( Nursing ) was recorded in 1986 in the program of study. This in turn led to the name change to " Mission College " and the opening of new classroom building in 1988. Salinee woman remained at the institution 23 years as director and later. President for more than 11 years More than 1,000 nurses and nurse completed her degree by the year 2000.

The "old" Mission College

Mission College in Muak Lek was established as a branch of the Bangkok Adventist Mission Hospital School of Nursing ( School of Nursing ) in 1988 to life. The idea was to offer in a rural area far away from any noise and pollution, a college for Thais of the Free Church of Seventh- day Adventists. Until now there was only the nursing school in Bangkok. The campus in Muak Lek was completed by Dr. Wayne Hamra with the assistance of Dr. Helen Sprengel. Dr. Siroj Sorajjikool and Dr. Jon Dybahl established degree programs in Accounting ( Accounting ), Management and English (English Language ), which were recognized in 1993 by the Ministry of Education. All courses were taught in Thai.

The "new" Mission College

With the closure of the Southeast Asia Union College in Singapore, the search began for a new location. A nine -week investigation into possible options ended to lead together with the determination of the three existing institutions in Muak Lek. The new Mission College combines the existing programs of SAUC in English, as well as by former Mission College in Thai. The restructured Mission College was since the charge of the nursing program in Bangkok and also for the Thai program in Muak Lek. The campus was expanded to international standard with national and international accreditation for bachelor and master programs.

In January 1997, the expansion of the Campuses in Muak Lek began with high pressure. They wanted as soon as possible all SAUC accommodate students in Muak Lek and to begin teaching there. The Ministry of University Affairs in Thailand awarded permission to Mission College 's International Programme of SAUC, as well as the Thai program of Mission College and Bangkok Adventist Mission Hospital to offer.

The infrastructure of Muak Lek campuses between 1997 and 2001 was the largest contiguous single project in the more than 150 - year history of the Free Church of Seventh- day Adventists. The total investment of over $ 20 million U.S..

Mission College is an accredited university in Germany ( according to the Central Office for Foreign Education ). Mission College is part of the 6996 educational institutions of the Free Church of Seventh-day Adventists who are established in more than 100 countries around the world.

University Status and Name Change

On 30 June 2009, the Mission College, officially awarded by the Ministry of Education in Thailand, by Churin Laksanawisi, the university status. Accompanied the name change from Mission College (MC ) to Asia- Pacific International University ( APIU ).


Faculty of Business Administration

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting (BBA in Accounting )
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information System (BBA in Computer Information Systems )
  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship and Management ( BBA in Management & Entrepreneurship)

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Bachelor of Arts in English (BA in English Language )
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education (BA in Psychology & Education)
  • Master of Education in Teacher Training ( MEd in Teaching)
  • Master of Education in English as a Second Language ( MEd in TESOL )

Master Program of Avondale College, Australia

  • Master of Education in English as a Second Language ( MEd in TESOL )

Faculty of Nursing

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing ( BSc in Nursing )

Faculty of Natural Sciences

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology ( BS in Biology)

Faculty of Religious Studies

  • Bachelor of Arts in Applied Theology ( BA in Applied Theology )
  • Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education ( BA in Religious Education )

Accreditation and partner universities

Asia- Pacific International University is accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities in Maryland, USA, and at the Commission of Education of the Southern Asia- Pacific Division of the General Konference the Free Church of Seventh- day Adventists in the Philippines.

In addition to the accreditation APIU also has partner universities in different countries. In particular, as follows: Avondale College, James Cook University (Australia), Sahmyook University ( Korea), Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages ​​(Taiwan ), La Sierra University, Loma Linda University, Griggs University, Southern Adventist University, Walla Walla University, Washington State University (USA), University of information Technology, Vietnam National University (Vietnam)