Suranaree University of Technology

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Suranaree University of Technology (SUT)
Motto Upright, Civilized, Clean and Economical are SUT Ethics
Established July 27, 1990
Type Public (National) research university
Rector Prasat Suebkha, Ph.D.
Administrative staff
993 (2009)[1]
Students 11,952 (2009)[1]
Undergraduates 10,451
Postgraduates 910
Location Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
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: Suranari 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 has been entitled as 1 of 9 National Research Universities of Thailand since 2009.

Suranaree University of Technology is the first ever university in Thailand that initiated Trimester System for its educational management consisting of 13 weeks for each trimester providing enough time for students to concentrate on their study more effectively.

Suranaree University of Technology houses the National Synchrotron Research Center that enables advanced research on physics, materials science and related areas. It is the youngest institution among the nine National Research Universities of Thailand.


Suranaree University of Technology was established as a public autonomous university, outside the civil service system, under the supervision of the Royal Thai Government.

Strategies for development[edit]

Suranaree University of Technology’s five-fold developmental strategy and goals are as follows:

  1. Careful expansion through prioritization of strengths in those areas of high demand in the period of 2002-2011, in which SUT can perform best.
  2. Making full use of resources and strengths, including generation and development of resources for the full use in all missions, This also includes generating funds to support financially needy students.
  3. Creating competitive advantages through the creation of innovations and quality factors, employing suitable technology along with aggressive public relations activities to attract faculty, personnel and students. This includes striving for excellence in all missions to be competitive both nationally and internationally.
  4. Maintaining strengths and continue to develop with transparency and accountability for increased efficiency and effectiveness. Possible areas of focus include being a state autonomous university; SUT’s system of combined services-coordinated tasks; and privatization.
  5. Creating intellectual property arising from SUT’s research and development and followed by academic services to the public and consultation.


Suranaree University of Technology has five principal missions:

  1. To train high-level scientific and technological personnel to meet national development needs.
  2. To engage in research for the creation and enhancement of knowledge, and to use the results for the development of the country.
  3. To adapt, transfer, and develop suitable technology to increase Thailand’s technological self-reliance.
  4. To provide academic services to the public and to organizations in both governmental and private sectors.
  5. To provide national and regional cultural enrichment, especially in the arts and culture of the Northeast.

Coordinates: 14°52′22.50″N 102°01′25.32″E / 14.8729167°N 102.0237000°E / 14.8729167; 102.0237000

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Suranaree University of Technology Annual Report 2009" (pdf). Suranaree University of Technology. 2009. Retrieved January 27, 2010.