Mahamakut Buddhist University

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Mahamakut Buddhist University
มหาวิทยาลัยมหามกุฏราชวิทยาลัย
Mahamakut Buddhist University logo.jpg
TypePublic, Buddhist University
Established1893
Location,
Thailand
Websitehttp://www.mbu.ac.th

Mahamakut Buddhist University or MBU (Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยมหามกุฏราชวิทยาลัย; RTGSMaha Makutta Ratcha Witthayalai) is one of the two public Buddhist universities in Thailand.

History[edit]

Founded in 1893 as an educational institute for monks, by King Chulalongkorn in remembrance of his late father King Mongkut. The Thai government granted the university a status of public university in 1997, integrating MBU into the Thai higher education system.[1]

Colleges and faculties[edit]

Mahamakut Buddhist University is composed of four academic faculties: Religion and Philosophy Faculty, Humanities Faculty, Social Sciences Faculty, and Education Faculty. In addition, the university also offer a teachers' training program as well as various academic services to the public.[2]

The university began offering master's degree programs in 1987. The Ph.D. program of Buddhist Studies was established in 2005.[3]

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Coordinates: 13°45′33″N 100°30′05″E / 13.75917°N 100.50139°E / 13.75917; 100.50139