Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
Chulalongkorn University, the oldest and one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand, was founded in its present form in 1917 by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI). It was named after his father, King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), who laid the foundations for modern education in Thailand. In keeping with the shared vision of both kings, Chulalongkorn University has maintained its reputation for academic excellence ever since, and has been instrumental in national development.
Chulalongkorn University, known familiarly as “Chula”, extends over a 456-acre tract of land. It has grown constantly in the near-century since its founding, and today is a comprehensive university offering over 500 programs in almost all areas of study, around 80 of them international. Both traditional academic disciplines and interdisciplinary studies are included. The enrolment is currently approximately 40,000 students.
Chulalongkorn University’s International Programs have enjoyed a long and deserved high reputation for all-round academic attainment, one which was reconfirmed by the announcement of the QS (Quacquarelli Symonds) World Rankings for 2014-2015, which sees the university achieving, for eight consecutive years since 2007, first place in Thailand and 243rd among the world’s top 2,000 universities. The University also ranks first among Thai universities for the most individual subjects listed in the World’s Top 200 Subject since 2011.