Friday, October 12, 2007

Burapha University

Burapha University

Burapha University is a public university located in Bangsaen, Chonburi, about 100 km. from Bangkok, in the Eastern Seaboard Area of Thailand. The campus covers an area of 256 acres. It was first established as the Bangsaen College of Education in 1955-the first tertiary education institution ever established outside of Bangkok- toproduce graduates in teacher education. In 1984, when the Prasarnmitr College of Education in Bangkok was upgraded to university level and named Srinakharinwirot University, Bangsaen College of Education was included as a branch campus and started to offer several other degrees besides teacher education. In 1990, due to the need for more college-trained personnel to implementation the Government'sEastern Seaboard Development Project to industrialize the area, the Bangsaen Campus was upgraded to full university level and renamed Burapha University, which means "University of the East".

Burapha University has rapidly expanded since then. Enrollment in 2000 was approximately 12,000 students,with over 500 teaching staff and over 300 general staff. There are 15 faculties and colleges: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,Education, Nursing, Public Health, Science, Engineering, Fine and Applied Arts, Scienceand Liberal Arts, Marine Technology, Graduate School, gems College, Maritime College,Graduate School of Commerce, Graduate School of Public Administration, and Sport Science College. In addition, the University also has a number of advanced researchand service centers, such as the Library Center, the Institute of Marine Science, theAcademic Services Center, the Computer Center, the University Hospital, etc. Burapha University offers more than fifty programs of study, thirty programs at the Master's degree level, one Ed.D program, three Ph.D programs, and many short-course training programs per year. More Ph.D programs in many disciplines are beingset up and will be offered in the near future.

" To nurture the intellect, to encourage the search for knowledge and morality, and to guide society."

University Mission
1. To graduate scholars with self-directed learning skills and high standards of morality.
2. To build new bodies of knowledge in a spirit of academic excellence.
3. To be an academic resource with a leading role in the development of the eastern region of Thailand and the preservation of regional culture.

University Vision
1. To offer education which nurtures the intellect and high moral standards.
2. To seek new bodies of knowledge as a means towards academic excellence.
3. To provide academic services that promote development, and maintain cultural heritage.
4. To serve as a regional institute of higher learning and aid in the development of the eastern region of Thailand.

University Motto
"The acquisition of intellect results in contentment."

University Symbols and Emblem

Burapha University has 3 campuses: Bangsaen, Chantaburi, and Sakaew.

Burapha University, Bangsaen Campus
169 Long-Hard Bangsaen Road, Tambon Saensook,Muang District, Chonburi 20131, Thailand.
Tel : 66-38-745900 ext. 1017, 1027 (International Relations Office)
Fax : 66-38-390047 (International Relations Office)
Email :
Official site :

Burapha University, IT Campus at Chantaburi
Thong-yai Memorial Hall, Tha Luang Road, Tambon Wat-Mai,Amphur Muang, Chantaburi 22000, Thailand.
Tel : 66-39-324002
Fax : 66-39-324765
Email :
Official site :

Burapha University, IT Campus at Sakaew
The Old Building of Wattana Nakorn District Administration, Tabon Wattana Nakorn,Amphur Muang, Sakaew 27160, Thailand.
Tel : 66-37-261560
Fax : 66-37-261560
Email :
Official site :


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