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Srinakharinwirot University

Srinakharinwirot University
Motto Sikkhā viruḷhi sampattā (Education is Growth)
Established 1949
Type Public
President Chalermchai Boonyaleepun
Students 25,000
Location Bangkok, Thailand
Campus Prasarnmit (Urban) and Ongkharak (Rural)
Colours Grey and red
Nickname SWU
Affiliations ASAIHL

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

Srinakharinwirot University

Srinakharinwirot University has two campuses:


  • History 1
  • Faculties/colleges/schools/institutes 2
    • Faculty 2.1
    • Colleges 2.2
    • Schools 2.3
    • Institutes/centers 2.4
    • Demonstration school 2.5
  • References 3
  • External links 4


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 Bachelor and Master levels were developed. In 1964, branch campuses were established for the regions of the country. The following were eventually created:

Prasarnmitr Building in 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 His Majesty 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 5th (1982-1986), a Faculty of Medicine was added; in phase 7th (1992-1996), Engineering, Fine Arts, and Dentistry; and in phase 8th (1997-2001), Pharmacy, Health Science, and Nursing. SWU Prasanmit has developed to be a metropolitan, center city 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 Education
Faculty of Social Sciences
  • 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 Health Science
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Agricultural Product Innovation and Technology
  • Faculty of Environmental Culture and Ecotourism



  • The Graduate School
  • School of Economics and Public Policy


  • Behavioral Science Research Institute
  • Institute of Culture and Arts
  • 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

Demonstration school


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External links

  • Official website

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