Ubon Ratchathani University

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Ubon Ratchathani University
มหาวิทยาลัยอุบลราชธานี (ม.อบ.)
UBU Gate.jpg
Established July 29, 1990 (1990-07-29)
Type Public
President Associate Professor Nongnit Teerawatanasuk, PhD
Location Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand
15°7′4.95″N 104°54′4.95″E / 15.1180417°N 104.9013750°E / 15.1180417; 104.9013750Coordinates: 15°7′4.95″N 104°54′4.95″E / 15.1180417°N 104.9013750°E / 15.1180417; 104.9013750
Campus Urban, 8 square kilometres (2,000 acres)s
Colours Blue-Yellow
Website www.ubuenglish.ubu.ac.th
Ubon Ratchathani University logo.jpg

Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) (Thai, มหาวิทยาลัยอุบลราชธานี) was established as a campus of Khon Kaen University, Thailand, in 1987. It gained independent university status in 1990.

The Main Library of UBU
Lake on UBU campus


The university occupies a 2,100-acre (8.5 km2) campus in the Warin Chamrap district of Ubon Ratchathani Province, approximately 15 kilometers south of Ubon Ratchathani city. It has around 13,000 students in 10 faculties and 1 College.

The university's former English name, Ubon Ratchathani University, was mandated by its former president Prakob Wirojanagud who disliked the officially approved Royal Institute romanisation system that is used by the government to render the name of the province and city as Ubon Ratchathani. Staff and students protested against this alternative spelling as confusing for foreigners at whom romanization is aimed. The university returned to using the romanization in early 2010.

The university has students from all over Thailand, but most of its students are from the Isan region and from the southeast of Isan in particular.



  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Applied Arts and Design
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Liberal Arts
  • Faculty of Management Science
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculty of Political Science
  • Faculty of Science


  • College of Medicine and Public Health

International Collaboration[edit]

MOU with

  • Florida State University United States
  • Yunnan University of Nationalities (YUN) China
  • Far East University South Korea
  • University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Australia
  • Institute of Technology Cambodia Cambodia


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