Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) was founded in 1987 as a regional campus of Khon Kaen University. It was established as a university by Royal Charter in 1990. It aims to provide educational opportunities for the people of North-East Thailand, servicing specifically the provinces of Amnat Charoen, Mukdahan, Nakhon Phanom, Sakon Nakhon, Si Sa Ket, Ubon Ratchathani and Yasothon. It supports and encourages research that benefits the local, national, and international communities, and promotes activities that preserve the cultural identity of the area.
The University is located on the Warin-Detudom Road, approximately 15 kilometres south of Ubon. It is easily accessible by public transport from the airport and the numerous bus terminals in Ubon, and the train station in Warin. The campus is spacious and is situated in a rural setting, occupying approximately 5,300 rai (848 hectares).
UBU's vision is to be a leading learning institution in Greater Mekong Sub-region and ASEAN.
- To produce capable, ethical, and self-sufficient graduates of an international standard
- To conduct research and encourage innovations beneficial to the community
- To serve people in the local community, especially the southern part of the North-East Thailand and the Mekong Sub-region
- To conserve and promote local and regional arts and culture
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