About NU

NU History

Named after the Great King Naresuan, Naresuan University was developed from a College of Education in 1967 and later established as the Phitsanulok Campus of Srinakharinwirot University in 1974. The university was officially granted university status on July 29, 1990, and the name “Naresuan University” was graciously given by  King Bhumibhol Adulyadej. 

Naresuan University (NU) emphasizes the improvement of educational opportunity and equity 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 in Phitsanulok province. Formerly a campus of Srinakharinwirot University, NU was established as a public university in 1990, which was the 400th anniversary of the start of the reign of Phitsanulok-born King Naresuan the Great, after whom the university is named. 

The university has about 20,000 full-time students. This comprehensive university lives up to the public expectations in providing diverse, cutting-edge programs through 21 faculties, college, institute, schools and demonstration schools. Although not many years have passed since its inception, NU has already earned the reputation of being one of the most progressive universities in Thailand. It aims to be a comprehensive university dedicated to the development of world-class graduates and new knowledge for the purpose of creating excellent resources for regional and national development.

President’s Policy for Naresuan University


Mentor System

International Linkage

University Enterprise Collaboration

2.Frontier Research

Strategic Focus

Global and Frontier Research

Performance Indicators

- Citation/Publication

- Academic Reputation

- Staff & Student Mobility

- Prize Winner

University Enterprise Collaboration

Potential Indicators

- Staff/Student Ratio

- Active International Research Collaboration

- H-index Faculty

- Research Funding/Faculty

3. Regional Economics

Strategic Focus

Regional Economic Driving

Performance Indicators

- Number of UEC Research Project 

- Number of Spin Off Project 

- Patenting and Licensing of Invention

Potential Indicators

- Science Park 


- Training Center/Technology Transfer Office 

- UEC Research Funding/Faculty

Key Research Directions

1. High Value Agriculture
2. High Value Health and Health Service Delivery
3. Energy and Low Carbon Footprint Environment
4. Sustainable Tourism
5. Trade, Investment and Logistics

Core Values (NU SIMPLE)

Naresuan University Map

     Center for Information Technology and Communication Services (CITCOMS) has developed the Web Application based from Google Maps to navigate each particular user for reaching the destination in Naresuan University precisely. Every Smart Device could access this application via every web browser with the link: https://numap.nu.ac.th/en/.