Thaksin University is an institution of higher education in South of Thailand established in response to the growing needs of the local workforce. It started with the expansion of educational services of the Bangkok-based College of Education to students in provincial areas with the establishment of the College of Education Songkhla on October 1, 1968. The College was renamed Srinakharinwit University in 1992, a branch of Bangkok campus. Later the institution was upgraded to an independent university, Thaksin University, on November 1, 1996.
Since 1980, Thaksin University has offered graduate study programs for over 30 years. Currently, graduate study learning has been conducted by the Graduate School in collaboration with other faculties and agencies involved.