Naresuan University

Year of foundation: 1990
Approx. number of students: 30,200
MCI partner since: 2023

The City

Phitsanulok province is one of Thailand's seventy-six provinces and is located in lower northern Thailand bordering Laos in the northeast.
It is an important agricultural center, part of the "bread basket of Thailand", providing rice and other crops to consumers in Thailand and throughout the world. Extensive agricultural development over the last hundred years has brought a modern infrastructure in the urban areas of the province. The Nan River and its tributaries have played a substantial role in the history and development of the region by providing a route for transportation, fertile soil for agriculture and water.
The region is home to several National Parks known for their wildlife and natural beauty.

The University

Naresuan University (NU) is a government university in Phitsanulok Province in northern Thailand. Named after the Great King Naresuan it was developed from a College of Education in 1967 and later established as the Phitsanulok Campus of Srinakharinwirot University in 1974. The university was officially granted university status in 1990.
Naresuan University has a second campus in Phayao, which opened in 1999 and was upgraded to university level and named "University of Phayao" in 2010. It also offers extension courses across the country at nine education centers, including Bangkok.
Today Naresuan University offers approximately 230 Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral degrees as well as 2 Graduate Diplomas.