NRRU in Brief
Nakhon Ratchasima Rajabhat University(NRRU) is a large government funded university providing a broad range of Higher Education and training services in the lower Northeastern region of Thailand. NRRU was originally founded in 1913 as a teacher training school,commonly known as Krumoon Nonsung. It then gradually progressed to become Nakhon Ratchasima Teachers’ College before finally being conferred from an “Institute” to a “University” on 15 June 2004.
NRRUhas a long and rich history. It was formerly recognized as a high quality teachers’ college which then later extended into other fields and disciplines. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs and also provides various kinds of support for university staff. NRRU is now confident in moving further and offering not just Master’s Programs but also Doctoral Programs.
The university mission is to provide Higher Education,professional training centers,teaching and research plus academic services to the community,as well as seeking to improve,transfer and develop knowledge in the fields of technology,art and cultural resource conservation and to produce a high standard of qualified teachers and educational staff.
The NRRU Seal:
The NRRU Seal is based on The Royal Seal of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great King Rama IX. Symbols on the Seal include the Octagon Royal Seat with the Chakra,having the Sanskrit character , which refers to the number 9,in the middle. The Chakra emits rays all around including a seven-tiered white umbrella of state on the top. The seven-tiered white umbrella of state upon the octagon base represents His Majesty’s sovereign power,due to the historical fact that His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej the Great sat on the Royal Octagon Seat when congressmen presented him with holy water from all eight directions during the Coronation Ceremony. On top of the Outer area of the Seal are the Thai characters “มหาวิทยาลัยราชภัฏนครราชสีมา”with“NAKHON RATCHASIMA RAJABHAT UNIVERSITY”underneath in English.
The Colors of the University Seal consist of five different colors as follows:
Blue representing the Monarchy who has established the University and gave the name “Rajabhat”
Green representing the location of all Rajabhat Universities in greenery and beautiful campuses.
Gold representing prosperity and wisdom.
Red representing the prosperity of local wisdom in all Rajabhat Universities.
White representing the pure intellectuality of His Majesty the King’s philosophy.