FACTS & FIGURES
Founded in 1888
3,665 Faculty Staff
Point of Contact:
Director of International Relations Division
Established in 1888, Mahidol University has its origins as the first medical school in Thailand. The university was later renamed the University of Medical Sciences in 1942, and Mahidol University in 1969 after Prince Mahidol of Songkla, the Father of Modern Medicine and Public Health in Thailand. Since then, the university has expanded into a prestigious multi-disciplinary university, covering numerous fields including medicine, basic and applied sciences, public health, nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, engineering, environment, veterinary sciences, sport sciences, disability studies, management, hospitality industry, religious studies, social sciences, music and the arts.
Mahidol University is committed to developing innovative solutions to many of today’s most important challenges. Crucial to this approach is a focus on research and academic activities with a wide-range of partners, including industry. Mahidol University has helped introduce novel technologies to Thailand in many areas, including precision medicine, systems biology, protein crystallography and glycobiology. Research on shrimp, starch and soy sauce biotechnology, enzyme technology, material science and rubber technology has also made major impacts on Thailand's industries. Our social science researchers have been recognized internationally in the field of human rights, peace building and national reconciliation of Thailand, such that Mahidol University was chosen by the ASEAN University Network (AUN) to be the secretariat of the AUN Human Rights Education Network and AUN Health Promotion Network.
Following H.R.H. Prince Mahidol of Songkla’s philosophy of higher education "True success is not in the learning, but in its application to the benefit of mankind", Mahidol University also supports a culture of social-responsibility in its staff and students. As such, each Faculty, College and Institute pursues projects and conducts research that benefits local communities and/or global societies. The University has created a Community Research Cluster in order to help researchers.
Mahidol University is also one of Thailand’s leading advocates of the internationalization of higher education. As a result, we provide multiple international curriculum, internship opportunities, training programs, and exchange activities with partners across the globe. We believe that mobility programs offer our staff and students valuable opportunities to spend time at foreign host institutions and develop new skills, ways of thinking, and a deeper cultural understanding - a process that is repeated at Mahidol University through the hosting of inbound staff and students. This helps establish a robust international environment and network. It also strengthens research activities and helps develop international curricular and links through which further activities such as internships, research collaboration, research funding and partnership can be developed.