Our Infrastructures and Facilities
Students will be given the access to a dedicated research and study space to help fostering intellectual exchange and collaboration beyond the classroom.
Asia-Pacific Resource Center
Asia-Pacific Resource Center houses a relevant and accessible collection of Asia-Pacific related resource materials. It provides space for information and cultural exhibition as well as acquires information and dissemination manuals, information and research about countries in Asia-Pacific region in order to help users to gain access to information from other sources. The center also provides modern, adequate and efficient information center services and appropriate and comfortable learning environment on the use of resources for individual and group study for students of MAPS Program and Thammasat University.
The Resource Centre is open to Thammasat University students, MAPS Students, researchers, academicians, government stakeholders, private sector, media, and multi-national and international agencies as well as the general public.
Monday to Friday
- Morning Hours: 09.00–12.00
- Afternoon Hours: 13.30–17.00
- The centre will acquire and organize databases of APEC and Asia-Pacific documents, maintaining a central information resource for research on the Asia-Pacific region. The databases will contain information about political science, international relations, economics, international laws, public policies, trade and investment, telecommunication policies disciplines with particular focus on Asia-Pacific and research. The databases will seek to contribute to research, and the teaching, and independent study of the Asia-Pacific region.
- The centre will build up the collection of materials related to APEC and telecommunication policies. New items collected will be in a variety of formats including: written and printed documents, visual and audio records, film and video images, and others (both original and secondary sources). This collection will be made accessible through exhibitions both within the Asia-Pacific Resource Center and at other locations, and through databases and other resources made available on the Internet.
- The Asia-Pacific Resource Center will establish its exhibits and facilities, making it a model for a new type of learning facility that integrates the functions of archive and library/information service provider.
Type of Information Materials in the Resource Center
- APEC documents
- Other international cooperation documents (particularly on Asia-Pacific regions)
- Books (Political science, International Relations, International Laws, Economics, Public Policies, Trade and Investment, Telecommunication Policies disciplines)
- Journals (political science, international relations, economics, international laws, public policies, trade and investment, telecommunication policies disciplines)
- Information resources from government departments and stakeholders
- Books & documents about APEC member countries
1. Internet Services Area (for browsing library database only)
- Library books & resources
- APEC database
- Australia and Australian studies database
- International cooperation database
- Trade & investment database
- International law (law of each APEC member) database
- Country profile database
- Training materials & conference database
- Graduate thesis and independent study database
Resource Center Section
- Reception area
- Display section (New arrivals/interesting documents or manual)
- Documents/browsing area
- Reference section
- Periodical section
- Reading area
- Exhibition area/small group training area
- Selective literature searches
- Training/conference information
- TISIC publications
MAPS Common Room / Lecture Room
MAPS Common Room, located at the 1st floor of the Social Science Complex next to the Asia Pacific Resource Center, is designed especially for graduate students of the program. It is a primary space for students to hang out – whether for work on project or to spend time with each other. The common room is created with comfortable and welcoming environment features wireless internet access and lockers for student use.
MAPS Common Room is divided into three zones with different functions; 1 Small Classroom seated theater style with the capacity of 20 people, 2 rooms with flexible furniture configuration with capacity for 25 people for group gathering or informal group meeting.
All members of the graduate student community can use this space during the operating hours.