Bill Clinton to stream lecture Bangkok University students

Former President Bill Clinton will lecture Bangkok University students on strategic planning through an internet stream as the school becomes the first university in the world to collaborate with MasterClass, an American online subscription learning platform.

President Clinton will not be the only high achiever and prominent American to be sharing their experiences and expertise with the Thai students. He will be joined by other luminaries including film director Martin Scorcese, actress Natalie Portman, chef Gordon Ramsay and fashion designer Marc Jacobs.

While some of the content will be available to any MasterClass subscriber, other lectures will be exclusive to Bangkok University. For instance, in March, the school’s film students had the chance to ask world-renowned director Werner Herzog questions via an “Exclusive Conversation” in an online classroom.

Bangkok University Rector Petch Osathanugrah said that he hopes the unconventional learning style will inspire students to develop their own skills, foster their creativity, improve their performance and set them up for success.

The idea to include streaming lectures as part of the university’s curriculum developed out of the upsurge in online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. Public schools reopened for full in-class learning across the Kingdom last week.

Bangkok University is one of the oldest and largest private universities in Thailand, having been established in 1962. Today, it has three campuses in Bangkok and surrounding suburbs and attracts both international and local students.

The institution has a student body of over 28,000. It offers programs for undergraduates and postgraduate degrees. It is also home to the Southeast Asian Ceramics Museum, an important archaeological research facility.

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