With its favourable location and high population base, Thailand normally would be considered the perfect country to set up a campus of a foreign university, but the reality has proved otherwise.
In Asia, Singapore boasts 16 campuses of foreign educational institutions, followed by China with 13 and Malaysia with 9. Thailand and South Korea have just two foreign university campuses each, according to “Higher Education in Asia: Expanding Out, Expanding Up”, published by the Unesco Institute for Statistics in 2012.
As one of the two international institutions that chose Thailand, Webster University based its decision on the longstanding, strong and close relationship between Thailand and the United States.
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