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|Motto||Upright, Civilized, Clean and Economical|
|Type||Public (national), research university|
|Established||27 July 1990|
|Location||Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
|Tree||Radermachera ignea (Kurz) Steenis (Peep Thong)|
|Colours||Orange and gold|
|Affiliations||Civil Aviation Training Center|
The Suranaree University of Technology (Thai: มหาวิทยาลัยเทคโนโลยีสุรนารี, (SUT) is in Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Thailand. The university was established on 27 July 1990, becoming fully operational in 1993.
It is named after Thao Suranari, the local heroine of Nakhon Ratchasima. It is one of nine National Research Universities of Thailand.
The university has a trimester system, consisting of 13 weeks for each trimester.
The university houses the Synchrotron Light Research Institute (SLRI), formerly the National Synchrotron Research Center (NSRC) that enables advanced research on physics, materials science, and related areas.
During the period of the Fifth National Economic and Social Development Plan, the Royal Thai Government directed that more opportunities in higher education be available in the regional and rural areas. Thus, in 1984, the Ministry of University Affairs (now the Office of the Higher Education Commission, a part of the Ministry of Education) proposed the establishment of five new regional universities: one each in the north, south, and east, and two in the northeast. In particular, the ministry proposed colleges affiliated with Khon Kaen University at Ubon Ratchathani and Nakhon Ratchasima Provinces in the northeast.
The college at Nakhon Ratchasima would be called Suranaree College. It was built on 1,120 hectares of degraded forest area in the Huay Ban Yang Reservoir area, Muang Nakhon Ratchasima District, Nakhon Ratchasima Province. On 27 July 1990, King Bhumibol Adulyadej signed the Suranaree University of Technology Founding Bill. Upon publication in the Royal Gazette, the law became effective on 30 July 1990.
|Webometrics||10 (2012)||6 (2016)|
|Nature Publishing Index||2 (2015)|
|Nature Index||3 (2015)|
|Webometrics||845 (2012)||822 (2016)|
(World University Ranking)
|Top Universities||251-300 (2016)|
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