Ramkhamhaeng University

The Ramkhamhaeng University (Thai: มหาวิทยาลัย รามคำแหง, English:. Ramkhamhaeng University, in short: RU) is one of two open universities in Thailand. It got its name in honor of King Ramkhamhaeng of Sukhothai, which is attributed to have developed the Thai alphabet.


Before the establishment of Ramkhamhaeng University in 1971, was the academic training in Thailand in a serious crisis, as the number of school leavers studierwilligen the number of places to the existing universities topped with a university far. This prompted the parliament to adopt a law on the establishment of Ramkhamhaeng University as the first university in the country with no access restrictions.

Location and faculties

The university has two campuses, both in Bangkok, in Khet (district) Bang Na and Hua Mak, Khet in Bang Kapi.

The university consists of faculties law, business, humanities, education, science, politics, economics, engineering, and educational sciences. Access restrictions consist only in specialist engineering.


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  • Anupong Paochinda ( b. 1949 ), political science; former Commander in Chief of the Army
  • Paveena Hongsakul ( b. 1949 ), political science; Politician, Minister for Social Development and Security
  • Khattiya Sawasdipol (1951-2010), Economics; Army officer and a " red-shirt " activists
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  • Jatuporn Prompan (born 1965 ), political science; Politicians and " red-shirt " activists
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