Silpakorn University

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Silpakorn University
Type Public
Established October 12, 1943
President Uthai Dulyakasem
Location Bangkok
Nakhon Pathom Province
Phetchaburi Province
, Thailand
Campus Both urban and rural
Anthem Santa Lucia
Colours Viridian

Silpakorn University (Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยศิลปากร) is a well known government sponsored university in Thailand. The university was founded in Bangkok in 1943 by Italian-born art professor Corrado Feroci, who took the Thai name Silpa Bhirasri when he became a Thai citizen. It is the leading Thai university in the fine arts and archaeology, and now includes many other faculties as well. It has about 7,000 students.

The university has three campuses:

Silpakorn University consists of 13 faculties, a graduate school and a college:

Faculty of Painting, Sculpture and Graphic arts Thapra Palace Campus


In 1939 the Pranete Silpakam School was founded on the grounds of Thapra Palace, just north of the Grand Palace, by Mom Luang Pin Malakul. Four years later, during World War II, it became Thailand's third government university.

In 1968 the Royal Thai Ministry of Education granted permission for Silpakorn University to include additional majors, which led to the establishment of the Sanam Chan Palace campus in Nakhon Pathom, west of Bangkok. Later, when more faculties were added, the Phetchaburi campus was built. Located on the coast southwest of Bangkok, it is known as the "Phetchaburi IT campus"

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Coordinates: 13°45′10.93″N 100°29′27.98″E / 13.7530361°N 100.4911056°E / 13.7530361; 100.4911056