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This Thai university used 17 shipping containers to build its new campus

A stack of shipping containers stand in a holding facility at Port Botany in Sydney May 3, 2011. Australia's central bank on Tuesday kept its main cash rate steady at 4.75 percent in a widely expected decision, though risks are growing it will have to move later in the year to keep inflation restrained amid a massive trade and mining boom.          REUTERS/Tim Wimborne     (AUSTRALIA - Tags: BUSINESS) - GM1E753101B01

The brand new campus uses 17 containers, sourced from the ports in Bangkok. Image: REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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