Since 1980, STOU has long been a leader in online learning in Southeast Asia. In 1995 the University was recognized for its achievements in distance education management and has received the Award of Excellence from the international Council for Distance Education and the commonwealth of Learning. STOU School of education providing lifelong learning for all.
STOU School of Communication Arts mission is to:
- Offer access to training and credentials that advance individual careers.
- Strengthen communities, organizations and social institutions to participate in knowledge-based society.
- Research, develop and promote ASEAN know ledge and culture.