Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University

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About the University

Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University was established as a state university in order to provide the people with increased educational opportunities at university level. It is an open university, which uses a distance teaching system.

His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX, bestowed the name "Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University" in honor of King Rama VII, one of whose titles before his accession to the throne was "Prince Sukhothai Thammaraja". It was the first open university in Southeast Asia to use a distance teaching/learning system.

Historical Development

During 1979-1984, STOU had no home of its own, so it had to share space with such agencies as the National Education Commission, Thai Airways, the Faculty of Economics of Chulalongkorn University, and the Ministry of University Affairs. In 1981 Mr. Mongkol Kanjanapas donated to the University a 130 rai section of land located in Tambon Bangpood, Amphur Pakkred, Nonthaburi. As this was not enough to fulfill the objectives of the University, it bought more land, which made the total area approximately 135 rai. Construction of Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University begon in 1982, and on 16 March 1983, Her Royal Highness, Princess Galyani Wattana graciously consented to preside over the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony.

Organizational Structure

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Instructional System

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Extension Activities

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International Reach

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