Srinakharinwirot University

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Srinakharinwirot University
Former name
Higher Teacher Training School
College of Education
MottoSikkhā viruḷhi sampattā (Pali)
Motto in English
Education is Growth
EstablishedJune 29, 1974 (1974-06-29)
PresidentSomchai Santiwattanakul
CampusPrasarnmit (Urban) and Ongkharak (Rural)
ColoursGrey and red

Srinakharinwirot University (Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยศรีนครินทรวิโรฒ) (SWU) is a public university in Bangkok, Thailand. Founded in 1949 it was named by King Bhumibol Adulyadej after his mother Princess Srinagarindra. It is the first institution of higher education in Thailand to concentrate solely on teacher training.

Srinakharinwirot University

Srinakharinwirot University has two campuses:


The university had its beginnings when the Higher Teacher Training School at Prasarnmit was founded in 1949. Prasarnmit was the first of its kind in the country’s history. In 1953, it became the College of Education, having authority to grant a bachelor's degree in Education in the subject majors taught in Thai primary and secondary schools. Subsequently, programs at both the bachelors and masters levels were developed. In 1964, branch campuses were established for the regions of the country. The following were eventually created:

Prasarnmitr Building, 1980

Additional central campuses were also established:

  • Pathumwan campus, now merged with Prasarnmit campus
  • Physical Education campus, now merged with Faculty of Physical Education, Ongkharak campus
  • Bang Khen campus, now merged with Prasarnmit campus
The higher education in Thailand to concentrate solely on teacher training

In 1974, the College of Education became a comprehensive university by a royal decree of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who granted the university the name of Srinakharinwirot (See-na-ka-reen-wee-rot), which means 'the glory of the city'.

The university offered undergraduate degrees in education, humanities, social science, science, physical education, and graduate degrees in education. In the higher education development plan Phase Five (1982-1986), a faculty of medicine was added; in Phase Seven (1992-1996), engineering, fine arts, and dentistry; and in Phase Eight (1997-2001), pharmacy, health science, and nursing. SWU Prasanmit has developed to be a metropolitan university focusing on graduate studies. SWU Ongkaruk has focused on the development of health science, technology, environment and community services.

Over the years, the regional campuses grew in size and became separate universities. However, they preserve an unofficial tie with Srinakarinwirot University and regard the Bangkok university as their "mother campus".



Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Economics
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Fine Arts
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Physical Education
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Physical Therapy
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Agricultural Product Innovation and Technology
  • Faculty of Environmental Culture and Ecotourism


Faculty of Social Sciences


  • The Graduate School
  • School of Economics and Public Policy


  • Behavioral Science Research Institute
  • Institute of Culture and Arts
SWU student
  • Educational Research Development and Demonstration Institute
  • Strategic Wisdom and Research Institute
  • Research and Development Institute for Special Education
  • Educational and Psychological Test Bureau
  • Computer Center
  • Center for Educational Media and Technology
  • Central Library
  • Innovation Learning Center
  • Science Education Center

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