Ubonratchathani Rajabhat University (UBRU) is a state-run university under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Commission on Higher Education, Ministry of Education. It was initially founded as a basic teacher training school in Warin Chamrab district in 1915. The University where it is located nowadays was established in 1942 as a pre-university school of the Northeast affiliated with Chulalongkorn University and then converted to a Teacher Training School in 1947 offering a primary certificate and a provincial certificate in teaching. In 1955 a certificate of education was offered. It admitted students from various provinces, namely, Ubon Ratchathani, Sri Saket, Surin, Sakon Nakhon and Nakhon Phanom. In 1968 it was elevated to be Ubon Teachers College where a Higher Certificate of Education, an associate degree of education, was offered. It was not until 1973 a degree program in education majoring in biology was firstly offered. Other majors were then offered in pursuance of the readiness of relevant departments.