A Brief History of Walailak University
Walailak University is 26 years on 29th March 2018. However, a movement by the locals to have a university in Nakhon Si Thammarat Province started some 50 years ago, in 1967.But it took 12 years before Members of the Parliament from Nakhon Si Thammarat first proposed to the Parliament in 1979 a legislation to establish a university in the province. A stronger momentum gathered five years later in 1984 when a group of influential locals of Nakhok Si Thammarat set up “A Group to Campaign for a University in Nakhon Si Thammarat”. Finally, in April 1990, the Cabinet passed a resolution to formally establish a university in Nakhon Si Thammarat. In February 1992, the late King, King Bhumibol Adulyadei,King Rama IX, named the University “Walailak University”, after the second name of his youngest daugther, Princess Chulabhorn Walailak.On the 29th March 1992, the Late King Bhumibol Adulyadej formally approved the legislation establishing Walailak University. The 29th of March became the Foundation Day of the University.