Naresuan University emphasizes the improvement of educational opportunity and equality for all as one of the top government universities in Thailand. A strong focus is placed upon research, innovation, partnership, and internationalization. Naresuan University aspires to be the University of Innovation. It is strategically located at the heart of the Thai Kingdom, Phitsanolok province, the major city of the lower northern region and more importantly, the birthplace of King Naresuan the Great for whom our University is named after. Though relatively new as the University was officially granted university status on July 29, 1990; the institution’s history can, however, be traced back to its inception as the College of Education in 1967.

    The comprehensive university lives up to the public expectations in providing diverse, cutting-edge programs through 22 faculties, colleges, and a demonstration school. Our vision statement affirms a commitment to continue proactive roles in promoting high standards in higher education both in the national and international arenas. Through ongoing review and the development of new paradigms of the best practice, the university continues to improve the quality of teaching and learning, especially highlighting the project-based, inquiry model throughout the university. All the programs are continuously enriched and informed by the rapid transfer of new knowledge used in ongoing curriculum improvements. To produce graduates of international standing, where expertise is in high demand and whose contributions and practice are of the highest caliber and integrity, the university instills in students at all levels the six “smarts”:

I. Smart with ideas
II. Smart at problem solving
III. Smart at work
IV. Smart in interpersonal skills
V. Smart in life skills
VI. Smartly equipped with knowledge, skills, and attitudes as global citizens.


Naresuan University becomes one of the top 250 universities ranked by QS World University Ranking within 2021.


    Naresuan University (NU) endeavors to produce well-qualified graduates transforming high-quality research to be a new innovation. The university also provides academic services beneficial for community and society, as well as preserves Thai cultures and traditions. This includes the development on administration system.


    Naresuan University encourages researchers to publicize their concrete studies nationally and internationally, for the knowledge and the references will be beneficial for NU students and anyone who is going to apply the knowledge for teaching and learning, as well as developing learning method. Moreover, the study will help serve society, in term of academic service that becomes one of the university’s mission.


    Naresuan University determines to promote personnel’s cooperation among lecturers, staff, and students in producing new beneficial and functional innovation based on 5 NU missions. This includes the improvement of the quality of life in the sense of society, sufficiency economy, and security in the Lower Northern region which is under Naresuan University’s responsibility. The university is to be the organizational model based on NU Smart City leading the country to be recognized nationally.

Health Science Cluster

• Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
• Faculty of Dentistry
• Faculty of Medical Science
• Faculty of Medicine
• Faculty of Nursing
• Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
• Faculty of Public Health

Science and Technology Cluster

• Faculty of Agriculture, Nature Resources and Environment
• Faculty of Architecture
• Faculty of Engineering
• Faculty of Science
• School of Logistics and Supply Chain
• School of Renewable Energy and Smart Grid Technology
• The Institute for Fundamental Study

Social Science Cluster

• Faculty of Business, Economics and Communications
• Faculty of Education
• Faculty of Humanities
• Faculty of Law
• Faculty of Social Sciences
• Naresuan University International College


• Graduate School
• Naresuan University Secondary Demonstration School

Bachelor's Degree

Naresuan University International College
•  Bachelor of Business Administration Program in Human Resource Management
•  Bachelor of Business Administration Program in Tourism Business Management
•  Bachelor of Business Administration Program in International Tourism and Hospitality Management
•  Bachelor of Arts Program in English for Business Communication

Doctor's Degree

College of ASEAN Community Studies
• Doctor of Philosophy Program in ASEAN Studies

College of Health Systems Management
• Doctor of Philosophy in Health Systems Management

Master's Degree

Faculty of Engineering
• Master of Science Program in Disaster Management

College of Health Systems Management
• Master of Science in Health Systems Management
   • Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)
   • ASEAN-European Academic University Partnership Network (ASEA-UNINET)
   • Asia Engage
   • Asia Pacific Higher Education Research Partnership (APHERP)
   • Asia Pacific University- Community Engagement Network (APUCEN)
   • AUN-QA
   • Conférence régionale des Recteurs des Universités membres de l'Agence universitaire de la Francophonie en Asie-Pacifique (CONFRASIE)
   • East Asia Academic Cooperation Council (EACC)
   • Forum Mondial HERACLES
   • The Association of Southeast Asian Institutions of Higher Learning (ASAIHL)
   • The Association of Universities of Asia and the Pacific (AUAP)
   • The Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine (CGCM)
   • The International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
By Car
    From Bangkok, use Highway No.1 to Wang Noi, then from Bangkok, use Highway No.1 to Wang Noi, then proceed to Nakhon Sawan Province along Highway No.32 via Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, and Sing Buri Provinces. After that, take Highway No.117 to Phitsanulok. The total distance is 337 kilometers

By Bus
    From Bangkok, use Highway No.1 to Wang Noi, then from Bangkok, use Highway No.1 to Wang Noi, then proceed to Nakhon Sawan Province along Highway No.32 via Ayutthaya, Ang Thong, and Sing Buri Provinces. After that, take Highway No.117 to Phitsanulok. The total distance is 337 kilometers. There are a varieties of bus companies for you to choose from at ticket booths in Mo Chit Bus Terminal

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By Rail
    Trains depart daily from Bangkok’s Hua Lamphong Railway Station. For more information, please call 1690, or visit

By Air
    AirAsia, NOK Air, and Lion Air operate several direct flights daily from Bangkok to Phitsanulok. The trip takes 40-45 minutes. For more information, visit,,

By Taxi (Local)
    The NU campus is located about 20 kilometers from downtown. Fares for one way starts at about 150 Thai Baht. For more information, please call 055 338 888 or 055 222 222

Contact Us

Naresuan University
Muang, Phitsanulok 65000 Thailand
Tel: +66 55 961000 Fax: 055 961103

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