King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, generally abbreviated as KMUTNB, is a renowned public higher education intuition in Thailand. With a focus on engineering and applied sciences, the university strives to encourage innovation in science and its application in industry.
The predecessor of KMUTNB, called Thai-German Technical School, was established as a partnership between the German and Thai governments in 1959. Since then, the institutions follow German standards and higher education structure. In 2007, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology North Bangkok was renamed King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok and became an autonomous state university.
After half century of transformation, the university consists of three main campuses, which cover over 200 hectares of land. They are located in Thailand’s capital Bangkok, famous for its vibrant cultural life; Prachinburi, a small city in northeast Thailand; and Rayong, town located in the heart of Thai agricultural and industrial realm.
The institute is organised in 12 faculties such as the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Technical Education, College of Industrial Technology and the Faculty of Applied Science.
Students have the chance to pursue a variety of degrees at all educational levels from bachelor, master's to doctorate. All programmes are taught in English, which makes the university easily accessible for foreign students.
The symbol of the university is the great crown, the royal seal of King Rama VI, which represents the royal patronage of the university. The symbolic tree of KMUTNB is the red pradoo, whose flowers are full of blossom in February, when the institutions celebrates its anniversary.