Mahidol University

World University Rankings 2024
Impact Rankings 2023
Asia University Rankings 2023
999 Phutthamonthon 4 Road, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, 73170, Thailand

About Mahidol University

Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand, can be traced back to the foundation of the Siriraj Hospital, which was established by his Majesty King Chulalongkorn (Rama V) in 1888.

The hospital had a medical school - the oldest seat of higher education learning in the country - which first awarded a degree in 1893. In 1943, it became the University of Medical Sciences  before finally becoming Mahidol University, in honour of his royal highness Prince Mahidol of Songkla , also known as Thailand’s “Father of Modern Medicine and Public Health”, in 1969.

The university has three campuses across Bangkok, the biggest of which, Salaya, is located in Nakhon Pathom province. There are also two smaller inner-city bases. In addition, there are provincial campuses in Nakhon Sawan, Kanchanaburi and Amnaj Charoen provinces.

The Salaya Campus houses the most research centres, along with the institution’s student union and student accommodation.

The original medical school is based at the Bangkok Noi Campus, which is home to the faculties of Medical Technology, Nursing and Siriraj Hospital.

The university houses the Mahidol University International College which, in 1986, began teaching Thailand’s first international bachelor’s degree programme. UIC, as it is known, now offers 19 undergraduate and two master's degree programs, and has more than 3,000 students.

Mahidol University is a member of the country’s National Research University Initiative and Research Promotion programme, as decreed by the Office of Higher Education Commission at the Ministry for Education in 2009.

This programme aims to promote Thailand as a hub of internationally recognised research, education and development. It was allocated a $350 million budget.

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Key statistics

  • 8.9
    No. of students per staff
  • 5%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 64 : 36
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 12%
    Proportion of ISR Publication
  • 28,790
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2024 World University Rankings

Subjects taught at Mahidol University

  • Arts & humanities

    • Art, Performing Arts & Design
    • History, Philosophy & Theology
    • Languages, Literature & Linguistics
    • Archaeology
  • Engineering & technology

    • Civil Engineering
    • Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • General Engineering
  • Physical sciences

    • Chemistry
    • Geology, Environmental, Earth & Marine Sciences
    • Physics & Astronomy
    • Mathematics & Statistics
  • Business & economics

    • Business & Management
    • Accounting & Finance
    • Economics & Econometrics
  • Life sciences

    • Sport Science
    • Veterinary Science
    • Biological Sciences
  • Clinical, pre-clinical & health

    • Medicine & Dentistry
    • Other Health
  • Social sciences

    • Communication & Media Studies
    • Politics & International Studies (incl Development Studies)
    • Sociology
  • Education

    • Education
  • Psychology

    • Psychology
  • Computer science

    • Computer Science