The main campus was formerly Suan Ban Kaew Palace, the personal residence of Her
Majesty Queen Rambhai Barni, the Queen of King Prajadhipok or King Rama VII. After
H.M. King Prajadhipok passed away, H.M. Queen Rambhai Barni lived here from June
1950 to June 1972 with the strong intention of developing this region of the country.
With her sharp vision for the nation’s development, particularly educating the people
of the nation. The Queen graciously donated her own residence to Thailand’s Ministry
of Education in 1972 to establish an institution of higher education in the East.
The aging Queen then took up her permanent residence at Sukhothai Palace in Bangkok.
Chanthaburi Teachers College was therefore established at Suan Ban Kaew Palace in
1972. The Queen kindly permitted the college to use H.M. King Prajadhipok’s royal
insignia, ‘Sakdidej’ as the first college emblem for which all lecturers, staff,
and students are deeply grateful. Later in 1985, Rambhai Barni College, with permission
of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej - the present King, replaced the former name
in commemoration of H.M. Queen Rambhai Barni. This is because Chanthaburi residents
wanted to show their deepest appreciation, gratefulness, and loyalty to the late
Queen who had acted for them in a myriad of benevolent ways. After that in 1995,
H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej kindly renamed all state Teachers Colleges across Thailand
to ‘Rajabhat Institutes’ and upgraded their status and rights to those of universities.
Rambhai Barni College was then changed to Rajabhat Institute Rambhaibharni. Finally
on June 15, 2004, the official name was changed to Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University.
Lecturers, staff and students are proud of our long and prestigious history as well
as our tradition of excellence in academic growth.
During the time H.M. Queen Rambhai Barni lived in Chanthaburi, the Queen worked for
the benefit and well-being of Chanthaburi residents. Some of Queen Rambhai Barni’s
projects included initiating demonstration plots for local orchards, improving poultry
and cattle raising, developing new technology for dyeing reed, diversifying the weaving
of reed-mats as the province’s major craft, developing a golf course, and founding
a local hospital. Chanthaburi was fortunate to have H.M. Queen Rambhai Barni whose
magnanimity and wisdom upheld the quality of life of all Chanthaburi residents.
Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University continues to appreciate the late Queen’s benevolence
in developing the nation. We follow in her footsteps and honour Her vision and we
have made Her vision a reality. We have achieved our goal of rapid academic development.
Rambhai Barni Golf Course
(9 holes), located in Rambhai Barni Rajabhat University.