Ubon Ratchathani University

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'Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU)
มหาวิทยาลัยอุบลราชธานี (ม.อบ.)
UBU Gate.jpg
Type Public university
Established July 29, 1990 (1990-07-29)
President Associate Professor Nongnit Teerawatanasuk, PhD
Location Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
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
Campus Urban, 8 square kilometres (2,000 acres)s
Colours Blue and yellow
Website www.ubu.ac.th/en/
Ubon Ratchathani University logo.jpg
Lake on UBU campus

Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) (Thai, มหาวิทยาลัยอุบลราชธานี) 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 was founded on 14 September, 1987. It was established as a university by Royal Charter in 1990. It provides education 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.

The university is located on the Warin-Detudom Road, 15 kilometres south of Ubon. It is accessible by public transport from the airport and the bus terminals in Ubon, and the train station in Warin. The campus is situated in a rural setting, occupying approximately 2,100 acres (848 hectares). It has 15,000 students in 10 faculties and one college.

The university logo is in the form of a Lan Chang period chedi, a religious structure common in Esarn. 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. The three top petals represent the “Triple Gem” of Buddhism, a 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 Night View

Semester times[edit]

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.




International Programs[edit]

  • International Business

International collaboration[edit]

There are Memoranda of Understanding with:

  • Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand,
  • Asian Pacific Social Impact Leadership Centre, Melbourne Business School, Australia,
  • ASEA-UNINET - Umbrella Agreement,
  • 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[edit]

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


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