Pibulsongkram Rajabhat University
The university was first established in 1926 as a teacher training school under the Royal Thai government's Primary School Act of 1921. His Majesty King Rama VII bestowed the name Phitsanuwittayayon School and attended the opening on January 7, 1926 accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Ramphaiphanni. The school offered two years of training to Thai students who desired to become teachers in government schools.
A separate women's teacher training institution opened in 1933, and in 1956 the schools were combined to create Pibulsongkram Teachers College, named for Field Marshal Plaek Pibulsongkram. The teachers college began offering a bachelor of education degree in 1976. In 1981 the teachers college moved to a new campus in Thung Thalaykaew.
The Education Act of 1984 allowed Pibulsongkram to offer degrees in other fields than education. On February 14, 1992 His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX) bestowed the new name of Rajabhat Institute Pibulsongkram. The institute was upgraded to a university on June 14, 2004 when the King gave his approval to the 2004 Rajabhat University Act.
The university offers degrees in six faculties: Education, Humanities and Social Science, Management, Industrial Technology,Science and Technology and Agricultural Technology.
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