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The Suranaree University of Technology in Thailand was opened in 1990 after King Bhumibol Adulyadej signed a decree recognising it as a new institute of higher learning. The university is named after Thoa Suranari, a 19th century woman credited with saving the area from an invasion by a Laotian army.
The university is located in central Thailand in the city of Nakhon Ratchasima, commonly known as Korat. A three hour drive from capital Bangkok and with established rail and road links to the other eighteen provinces in Thailand’s northeast region, studying at SUT can be ideal for students who wish to explore the country while studying.
There are six different institutes at SUT, each focusing on a different field of study. At the Institute of Social Technology a student can receive a certificate in English.
The Institute of Agricultural Technology is regarded as one of the best centres in the region in fields of Biotechnology and research into food production techniques. One of the most interesting features at the university is the Synchrotron Light Research Institute, which facilitates the study of physics and advanced research, which are taught at doctoral and masters level.
The colours of the SUT crest are orange and gold. Orange is a symbolic colour associated with the city of Korat and the colour for Thursday, the day of the teacher in Thailand. Gold is representative of prosperity, honour, and faith. The official tree of the SUT is the Radermachera ignea, which produces bright orange flowers.
Accommodation is calculated at around 2,000 rooms for 6,000 students. The term schedule is split into three trimesters, each making up 13 weeks.