Mahidol University - Wisdom of the Land

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  • Most Full Pro­fes­sors in Thailand

    Full Pro­fes­sors are appointed for excel­lence in research after exten­sive eval­u­a­tions, so the num­ber of full pro­fes­sors is a reflec­tion of research strength.

    First Inter­na­tional Col­lege at a Thai gov­ern­ment university

    Mahi­dol Uni­ver­sity Inter­na­tional Col­lege, founded in 1986, is the first inter­na­tional col­lege in a gov­ern­ment uni­ver­sity, entirely ded­i­cated to teach­ing inter­na­tional stu­dents at under­grad­u­ate level.

    One of the few uni­ver­si­ties in the world with 3 med­ical schools

    Mahi­dol Uni­ver­sity is one of the few uni­ver­si­ties in the world with three med­ical schools, train­ing more than 700 med­ical doc­tors per year and serv­ing as cen­ters for com­pre­hen­sive med­ical train­ing. The three hos­pi­tals and one med­ical cen­ter at Mahi­dol Uni­ver­sity together have some 4,000 beds, and pro­vide high qual­ity patient care for nearly 4 mil­lion out-​patients and 140,000 in-​patients per year. Other health sci­ence fac­ul­ties com­ple­ment this by train­ing other health pro­fes­sion­als, namely some 80 – 100 den­tists per year, about 80 – 100 phar­ma­cists per year, more than 200 nurses per year, and about 100 med­ical tech­nol­o­gists per year.

    Has Thailand’s most promi­nent sci­ence faculty

    The Fac­ulty of Sci­ence, Mahi­dol is one of Asia’s most promi­nent sci­ence fac­ul­ties, and has been an acknowl­edged leader among the sci­ence fac­ul­ties in Thai­land for some 40 years, pro­duc­ing the most pub­li­catins and cita­tions, as well as the most Out­stand­ing Sci­en­tists of Thailand.

    Col­lege of Music teaches stu­dents at school, under­grad­u­ate and post­grad­u­ate level

    The Col­lege of Music, Mahi­dol Uni­ver­sity, not only has Bach­e­lor, Master’s, and Ph.D. degree pro­grams in Music, but also runs a music school, which pro­motes young tal­ent by teach­ing school chil­dren. Stu­dents at all lev­els have won prizes at both national and inter­na­tional level. The Col­lege is also closely asso­ci­ated with the Thai­land Phil­har­monic Orches­tra, which per­forms reg­u­larly at the College’s auditorium.

    Only Thai Uni­ver­sity whose staff/​former staff received 4 Magsaysay Awards

    The Magsaysay Award (http://​www​.rmaf​.org​.ph) is named after Ramon Magsaysay (for­mer Philip­pine Pres­i­dent, 1953), who was an out­stand­ing leader who believed in the dig­nity of man and self­essly devoted him­self to the improv­ing the life of his fel­low Fil­ipinos. The Award is often regarded as Asia’s Nobel Prize, and is given to indi­vid­u­als and orga­ni­za­tions in Asia,“who have achieved dis­tinc­tion in their respec­tive fields and have helped oth­ers gen­er­ously with­out antic­i­pat­ing pub­lic recognition.

    The lat­ter echo the sen­ti­ments of Mahi­dol University’s motto ‘Attanam Uppa­mam Kare’, which may be trans­lated as “One should care about oth­ers as one cares about one­self”. That staff and for­mer staff of the uni­ver­sity have received 4 Magsaysay Awards sym­bol­izes the university’s vision of car­ing about people.

    Krasae Chana­wongse (1973), Prawase Wasi (1981), Aree Valya­sevi (1987), Jon Ung­phakorn (2005)

    Uni­ver­sity staff intro­duced genetic engi­neer­ing and pro­teomics to Thailand

    Advances in sci­ence nowa­days require the mod­ern tech­nol­ogy. Sci­en­tists at Mahi­dol Uni­ver­sity keep up with mod­ern trends in sci­ence, and were, for exam­ple, the first to intro­duce the tech­niques of genetic engi­neer­ing and pro­teomics to Thailand.

    Has aca­d­e­mic pro­grams in reli­gious stud­ies, pop­u­la­tion, cul­ture and language

    In addi­tion to its strengths in med­i­cine and sci­ence, Mahi­dol Uni­ver­sity has strong degree pro­grams in social sci­ences, arts and human­i­ties. The Col­lege of Reli­gion offers B.A. and Ph.D. degree pro­grams in Reli­gious Stud­ies for both monks and lay peo­ple. The Insti­tute of Pop­u­la­tion and Social Research has inter­na­tional degree pro­grams in Pop­u­la­tion and Repro­duc­tive Health Research at M.A. level and in Demog­ra­phy at Ph.D. level. The Insti­tute of Lan­guage and Cul­ture for Rural Devel­op­ment has var­i­ous post­grad­u­ate pro­grams, includ­ing a Ph.D. pro­gram in Lin­guis­tics. Ratcha­suda Col­lege has a Diploma pro­gram for Inter­pret­ing in Thai Sign Language.

    Has high­est bud­get of any uni­ver­sity in Thailand

    Mahi­dol Uni­ver­sity receives the high­est bud­get of any uni­ver­sity from the Thai gov­ern­ment, namely some 6.06 bil­lion baht in 2006, prob­a­bly because it has such exten­sive med­ical facil­i­ties. How­ever, this sum is far from being enough to pro­vide for qual­ity research and edu­ca­tional activ­i­ties, so the uni­ver­sity spent another 13.5 bil­lion baht from its own income.


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