Burapha University

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Burapha University
มหาวิทยาลัยบูรพา
Motto Sukho Paññā Paṭilābho (Pali)
Motto in English Gaining Intellectual Knowledge Brings Happiness.[1]
Established 8 July 1955 as Bangsaen College of Education
29 July 1990 as Burapha University
Type Public
President Professor Sompong Pongthai, MD
Students 47,865[2]
Undergraduates 39,441
Postgraduates 7,095
Doctoral students 1,329
Location Bangsaen, Chonburi, Thailand
13°17′09″N 100°55′29″E / 13.285895°N 100.924753°E / 13.285895; 100.924753Coordinates: 13°17′09″N 100°55′29″E / 13.285895°N 100.924753°E / 13.285895; 100.924753
Symbolic tree Coconut Tree
Colours      Gray –      Gold[3]
Affiliations ASAIHL
AUN
Website buu.ac.th

Burapha University (BUU) (Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยบูรพา) is a Thailand's major public universities located in the coastal town of Bangsaen, Chonburi Province, established on 8 July 1955 originated from Bangsaen Educational College which was the first regional tertiary educational institute.[4] The university offers degrees in more than 50 programs of study, including 75 master's programs, three Ed.D. programs, and 22 PhD programs.

Burapha University currently has three campus.:[5]

The University colors are gray and gold. Gray means progress of intellectual knowledge, while gold means morality. The colors represent University's commitment to the intellectual knowledge and morality.[9]

History[edit]

Burapha University Chonburi Campus Entrance Sign

The university began as Bangsaen Educational College established on July 8, 1955, the first tertiary educational institution outside of Bangkok established to encourage teacher education. There were 41 first generation students.

In 1956 the college received Piboonbumpen School from the Division of General Education to be a demonstration school of the college and renamed it “Piboonbumpen” Demonstration School.

In 1984, when the Prasarnmitr College of Education in Bangkok was upgraded to university level and named Srinakharinwirot University, Bangsaen Educational College was included as a branch campus and started to offer degrees besides teacher education.In 1988, the cabinet was agreed to transform its status to become a new university and In 1990, as a result of the implementation the Thai government's Eastern Seaboard Development Project to industrialize the area, the Bangsaen Campus was upgraded to full university level and renamed Burapha University, which means "University of the East".

For more effective pedagogical management; for instance, Chanthaburi Campus was established in 1996 and one year later Sakaeo Campus was established.[10]

World Beneath the Sea, One of tourist attraction in Burapha University

Aside from its status as a government university, many students are drawn to the institution due to its location in Bangsaen, a resort destination popular with Thai tourists (particularly day visitors from Bangkok) that remains relatively unknown to foreign visitors.

In addition, the university contains service centers such as the Institute of Marine Science, whose aquarium is a major tourist attraction, the Library Center, the Academic Services Center, the Computer Center, and the University Hospital, which provides extensive medical services to the surrounding community.

Faculty, College and School[edit]

Burapha University has three campuses, which together cover about 1,353.35 acres (5.48 km2) of land. Burapha University consists of Twenty-Two faculties, One college and One School.

Burapha University Library
Gray-Gold 50th 2 Dorm

Burapha University, Chonburi Campus[edit]

Burapha University, Chanthaburi Campus[edit]

Burapha University, Sakaeo Campus[edit]

Research Institutes/Schools[edit]

Rankings[edit]

Burapha University overall ranks in the nation is 11th ranked by Webometrics.[11] The international ranks are between 191-200 in Asia (Quacquarelli Symonds, 2013) [12]

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