Suranaree University of Technology

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Suranaree University of Technology (SUT)
Motto Upright, Civilized, Clean and Economical
Type Public (national) research university
Established July 27, 1990
Rector Prasat Suebkha
Administrative staff
1,097 (2013)[1]
Students 13,734 (2015)[2]
Undergraduates 12,086
Postgraduates 1,033
Location Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
14°52′23″N 102°01′25″E / 14.872917°N 102.0237°E / 14.872917; 102.0237Coordinates: 14°52′23″N 102°01′25″E / 14.872917°N 102.0237°E / 14.872917; 102.0237
Campus Single Campus
Tree Radermachera ignea (Kurz) Steenis (Peep Thong)
Colours Orange and gold         
Affiliations Civil Aviation Training Center

The Suranaree University of Technology (Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีสุรนารี, SUT (Royal Thai General System: Suranaree University of Technology) is in Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. The university was established on July 27, 1990, becoming fully operational in 1993.

It is named after Thao Suranaree, the local heroine of Nakhon Ratchasima. It is one of nine National Research Universities of Thailand since 2009.

The university has a trimester system, consisting of 13 weeks for each trimester.

The university houses the Synchrotron Light Research Institute, SLRI (previously the National Synchrotron Research Center, NSRC) that enables advanced research on physics, materials science and related areas.


During the period of the Fifth National Economic and Social Development Plan, the Royal Thai Government wished that more opportunities in higher education be available in the regional and rural areas. Thus, in 1984, the Ministry of University Affairs (now the Office of the Higher Education Commission, a part of the Ministry of Education) proposed the establishment of five new regional universities: one in each of the North, South, and East; and two in the Northeast. In particular, the Ministry proposed colleges affiliated with Khon Kaen University at Ubon Ratchathani and Nakhon Ratchasima Provinces in the Northeast.

The college at Nakhon Ratchasima would be called Suranaree College, and built on 1,120 hectares of degraded forest area in the Huay Ban Yang Reservoir, Muang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province. On 27 July 1990, His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej signed the Suranaree University of Technology Founding Bill into effect. Suranaree University of Technology thus recognizes 27 July 1990 as its Founding Day, the day that HM the King signed the Bill into effect. As announced in the Royal Gazette, the law became effective on July 30, 1990.


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Innovation and success[edit]

National Ranking
Webometrics 10 (2012)[3] 6 (2016)[4]
Times 2 (2015)[5]
Nature Publishing Index 2 (2015)[6]
Nature Index 3 (2015)[7]
URAP 10 (2014-2015)[8]
Webometrics 845 (2012)[3] 822 (2016) [4]

(World University Ranking)

601-800 (2015)[5] 601-800



(Asia, 2016)[9]

Top Universities 251-300 (2016)[10]

BRICS & Emerging Economics

159 (2016)[11]
Greenmetric 52 (2015)[12]
  • "The top quality public university" — from the second round of the external quality assessment, higher education level, by the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA), 2008.
  • "An outstanding research university" — Thai University Ranking by the Office Higher Education Commission (OHEC), 2006.
  • "Graduates with the highest employment rate" — Office of Higher Education Commission (OHEC), 2010.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Suranaree University of Technology Annual Report 2013". Suranaree University of Technology. 2013. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Student planning" (pdf). Suranaree University of Technology. 2015. Retrieved October 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Webometrics: Thailand, Retrieved 12 April 2012
  4. ^ a b "University | Ranking Web of Universities". Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  5. ^ a b World University Rankings 2015-16, Retrieved 18 October 2015
  6. ^ Nature Publishing Index Thailand, Retrieved 18 October 2015
  7. ^ Nature Index Thailand, Retrieved 18 October 2015
  8. ^, All: URAP Lab. []; e-mail:. "URAP - University Ranking by Academic Performance". Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  9. ^ "Suranaree University of Technology". Times Higher Education (THE). Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  10. ^ "Suranaree University of Technology". Top Universities. 2015-07-16. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  11. ^ "Suranaree University of Technology". Times Higher Education (THE). 2015-09-08. Retrieved 2016-06-14. 
  12. ^ "UI Greenmetric Overall Ranking 2015". Retrieved 2016-06-14.