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Khon Kaen University

History

Khon Kaen University (KKU) was established as the major university in the Northeastern part of Thailand in 1964 and has developed itself to become one of the top universities in Thailand. Khon Kaen University has recently become one of the nine national research universities in Thailand and an educational center in the Mekong sub-region.

Education

KKU’s strategic goal is to be recognized both internationally and regionally as a leading university in research. KKU currently has more than 40,000 students studying in 17 faculties, 1 satellite campus, 1 school, and 3 colleges and in 43 International/English programs which cover a wide variety of disciplines.

Research

Outstanding research work of KKU:• Medicine, Public Health and Tropical Medicine// Tropical Disease Research Laboratory (TDR)• Agriculture and tropical farming systems (animal science, plant science).• Bio-diversity in the Mekong River basin• Arts, Culture and society in the Greater Mekong sub-region (GMS).• Business, economic and tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS)

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
951
2024
951 -150
2023
801
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2025
-
2024
1201
2023
1201
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2024
-
2023
901
2022
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2025
-
2024
-
2023
1222
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

The International Relations Division is a central organization that supports the international activities of Khon Kaen University aspects.

Campus life

Our campus serves as the leading educational and learning centre of the Northeastern region. It is conveniently located a few kilometers from the center of the city and is situated on a large, safe, and attractive site of green fields measuring 900 hectares. KKU has excellent facilities and thus provides its students with an environment conducive to learning and with the proper support to achieve academic success. Additionally, KKU takes an investment-minded approach to education by providing funds for students to pursue their goals of higher education through study and research.

  • In 2006, The Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC) ranked KKU as a University of Excellence in teaching, learning and research study.
  • In 2008, Times Higher Education ranked KKU to be the 528th in the world for the world leading university, and No 21st of ASIAN universities.
  • In 2010 Khon Kaen University was rated as one of the 9 National Research Universities of Thailand.
  • etc.

Khon Kaen, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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