The National University of Laos (NUOL) is a public university in Lao PDR uniting all of the Higher Education Institution to be one university in 1996, it is the first and biggest university in the country. It comprises of 10 academic faculties and 8 centers. It provides undergraduate and postgraduate educational services to the students throughout the country and also overseas students. The academic activities include teaching, research and academic services to the public. Asia Research Center, National University of Laos(ARC-NUOL) was established in August 2002.