Mahidol University, Thailand
Mahidol University is one of the oldest insti-tutions for higher learning in Thailand. The university is modern and forward thinking offering a dynamic, challenging and exciting experience for international students. The main campus in Salaya is filled with natural beauty, landscaped gardens and lush tropical scenery. The relaxing suburban setting, within easy reach of central
Bangkok, makes it an ideal setting for studying or working in tranquility, without losing out on the countless cultural, sightseeing and entertainment opportunities available in the city.
The origins of Mahidol University date back over 120 years to the creation of a medical school at Thailand’s first hospital (Siriraj Hospital). Following many years of expansion, the school became the University of Medical Sciences in 1943. It was then renamed with great honor by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1969 after his father H.R.H. Prince Mahidol of Songkla (who is widely regarded as the 'Father of Modern Medicine and Public Health in Thailand')
Today, Mahidol University is multi-disciplinary research institution, with 4 University Hospitals, 17 Faculties, 6 Colleges and 8 Institutes. The university has 6 cam-puses nationwide, three of which are located in and around Bangkok. These are joined by campuses in Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Sawan and Amnaj Charoen, in the west, central-north and north-east of Thailand respectively. From tackling today’s medical, social, and environ-mental concerns to addressing the priorities of tomor-row, research at Mahidol University aims to develop innovative solutions to Thailand’s and the world’s most important challenges. Crucial to this approach is the belief that research should not merely be geared to-wards publication, but engage directly with real-world problems.
Being internationally recognized for the quality of its research, healthcare services, innovation, and out-standing achievements, the University is consistently ranked as one of the top niversities in Thailand by international ranking systems (including the US News, QS and Times Higher Education Rankings). Its Salaya campus is also recognized as the No. 1 Green Cam-pus in Thailand by the GreenMetric Ranking of World Universities.