Ubon Ratchathani University

The university occupies a 2,100-acre (8.5 km2) campus in the Warin Chamrap district of Ubon Ratchathani Province, approximately 15 kilometers south of Ubon Ratchathani city. It has around 13,000 students in 10 faculties and 1 College.

The university former English name, Ubon Ratchathani University, was mandated by its former president Prakob Wirojanagud who disliked the officially approved Royal Institute romanisation system that is used by the government to render the name of the province and city as Ubon Ratchathani. Staff and students protested against this alternative spelling as confusing for foreigners at whom romanization is aimed. The university returned to using the romanization in early 2010.

The university has students from all over Thailand, but most of its students are from the Isan region and from the southeast of Isan in particular.


Ubonratchathani Rajabhat University (UBRU) is a state-run university under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education. It was initially founded as a basic teacher training school in Warin Chamrab district in 1915.

The University where it is located nowadays was established in 1942 as a pre-university school of the Northeast affiliated with Chulalongkorn University and then converted to a Teacher Training School in 1947 offering a primary certificate and a provincial certificate in teaching. In 1955 a certificate of education was offered.

It admitted students from various provinces, namely, Ubon Ratchathani, Sri Saket, Surin, Sakon Nakhon and Nakhon Phanom. In 1968 it was elevated to be Ubon Teachers College where a Higher Certificate of Education, an associate degree of education, was offered. It was not until 1973 a degree program in education majoring in biology was firstly offered. Other majors were then offered in pursuance of the readiness of relevant departments

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