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Ubon Ratchathani University
Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU)
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UBU Gate.jpg
TypePublic university
EstablishedJuly 29, 1990 (1990-07-29)
PresidentAssociate Professor Nongnit Teerawatanasuk, PhD
15°7?4.95?N 104°54?4.95?E / 15.1180417°N 104.9013750°E / 15.1180417; 104.9013750Coordinates: 15°7?4.95?N 104°54?4.95?E / 15.1180417°N 104.9013750°E / 15.1180417; 104.9013750
CampusUrban, 8 square kilometres (2,000 acres)s
ColoursBlue and yellow
Ubon Ratchathani University logo.jpg
Lake on UBU campus

Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) (Thai, ?) was established as a campus of Khon Kaen University, Thailand, in 1987. It gained independent university status in 1990.

UBU Main library


Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) was founded in 1987 as a regional campus of Khon Kaen University. It was established as a university by the Royal Charter in 1990. It aims to provide educational opportunities for the people of North-East Thailand, servicing specifically the provinces of Amnat Charoen, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani, and Yasothon. However, UBU also welcomes, encourages and has students from outside cities, such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Songkhla, and etc to learn more about the Isan culture, while also recruiting and hosting international students from countries such as Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Cameroon, South Sudan and more! The university supports and encourages research that benefits the local, national, and international communities, and promotes activities that preserve the cultural identity of the area.

The university is located on the Warin-Detudom Road, 15 kilometres south of Ubonratchathani city. It is easily accessible by public transportation from the airport, the numerous bus terminals in Ubonratchathani, and the train station in Warin. The campus is spacious and is situated in a rural setting, occupying approximately 5,300 rai (848 hectares). UBU is situated in an up and coming small city setting, occupying approximately 2,100 acres (848 hectares). Its student population totals around 15,000 students.

The University's logo is in the form of a Lan Chang period chedi, a religious structure common in Isan. The chedi contains a lotus blossom resting upon a three-tiered pedestal representing the main rivers of the province, the Mekhong, the Chii and the Moon. The two bottom petals of the blossom represent the qualities of morality and intellectuality that the University strives to develop in its students. The three top petals represent the "Triple Gem" of Buddhism, a recognised pathway to happiness. The pink of the lotus is the official colour of the province, and the blue outline of the logo represents the strength and stability of the University. The yellow background is the official colour of the University. The symbolic tree of the University is the Kan-Krao, a fragrant yellow flowering tree that grows prolifically on campus. Kan-Krao can grow even in infertile soil. Its timber is very hard and can withstand termites, so it is excellent in the construction of houses and furniture. The tree represents the strength and unity of the university working towards the future.

You can learn more about the university on its official website: http://www.ubu.ac.th/en/index.php [1]

UBU Night View

Semester times

UBU mainly operates on a two-semester program. From 2014, semester 1 is from the beginning of August to the end of October and Semester 2 is from December to April. A summer semester from May to July is offered in some selected courses presented in intensive mode.


There are scholarships available for international students, especially those students from neighbouring countries.



  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Applied Arts and Architecture
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • Faculty of Management Science (Ubon Ratchathani Business School)
  • Faculty of Political Science


International Programs

  • International Business

International collaboration

There are Memoranda of Understanding with:

  • Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand,
  • Asian Pacific Social Impact Leadership Centre, Melbourne Business School, Australia,
  • Champasack University, Laos,
  • College of Aquaculture and Fisheries, Can Tho University, Vietnam,
  • College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, University of Hawaii, USA,
  • Florida State University, USA,
  • Guangxi University China
  • Guangxi Normal University for Nationalities, China,
  • Hue University, Vietnam,
  • Far East University, South Korea,
  • Institute of Technology Cambodia, Cambodia,
  • Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology, South Korea,
  • Mahidol University, Thailand,
  • National University of Laos, Laos,
  • Royal University of Agriculture, Cambodia,
  • Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia,
  • Sathien Dhammasathan, Thailand,
  • TECHNO Project European Union
  • Thai Nguyen University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Vietnam,
  • The Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University, Japan,
  • The Florida State University, USA,
  • Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan,
  • University of Battambang, Cambodia,
  • University of Danang, Campus in Kontum, Vietnam,
  • University of Philippines Los Banos, Philippines,
  • University of Management and Economics, Cambodia,
  • University of Otago, New Zealand,
  • University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia,
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA,
  • University Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III, France,
  • Yamaguchi University, Japan.

Notable Alumni

  • Srimuang Charoensiri - Former Minister of Education
  • Pracha Prasobdee - Former Deputy Minister of Interior


External links

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