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|Established||July 29, 1990|
|President||Associate Professor Nongnit Teerawatanasuk, PhD|
|Campus||Urban, 8 square kilometres (2,000 acres)s|
|Colours||Blue and yellow|
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.
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.
There are Memoranda of Understanding with:
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