Mahidol University

World University Rankings 2022
Impact Rankings 2022
Asia University Rankings 2021
999 Phutthamonthon 4 Road, Salaya, Nakhon Pathom, 73170, Thailand

About Mahidol University

Mahidol University

Established in 1888 as a medical school at Thailand’s first hospital, Mahidol University is now one of the country’s top academic and research institutions. In 1943 it became the University of Medical Sciences, and in 1969 it was renamed as Mahidol University. For over 130 years, Mahidol University has been guided by the work and life of our namesake, H.R.H. Prince Mahidol of Songkla, shown through his educational philosophy “True success is not in the learning but in its application to benefit of mankind”. We aim to use our skills, expertise and facilities to enrich the local and global community:

  • We provide innovative education, developing both hard and soft skills, to help our students grow as members of their community.
  • We focus on translational and transformative research, making real world change through creating technologies, treatments, and programs for economic and social development.
  • We work towards global connectivity, bringing international institutions together to leverage teaching and learning for global citizens and solve global challenges through research collaboration.
  • We have built a campus for living and learning, creating an environment we are proud to share with local and international students.
  • We work to support the development of Thailand and beyond for the benefit of mankind.

Innovative Education: We aim for our students to develop the soft and hard skills they need to overcome global challenges, explore new opportunities, and grow as globally competent citizens. We focus on student centered and active learning so that all graduates have the professional skills they need for their work, as well as the creativity and adaptability necessary for the changing world.

Translational and Transformative Research: Our research supports innovation in technology, clinical practice, and social justice, and places our students in a cutting-edge research environment. Our research strategy focuses on 3 key areas; Medicine and Health Sciences, Innovative Technologies, and Resilient Societies. This high level structure supports interdisciplinary collaboration, and ensures that our findings contribute to social and economic development, locally and internationally.

Global Connectivity: We have over 450 partnership universities and research institutions around the world, allowing us to collaborate on a range of academic and research activities.

An Environment for Living and Learning: Mahidol University has 3 campuses in and around Bangkok, as well as 3 provincial campuses to spread high quality research and education across Thailand. Our main Salaya Campus, on the outskirts of Bangkok, has a wide range of educational, scientific, sports, and social facilities across 520 acres with gardens, lakes, and lawns.

For the Benefit of Mankind: Our work in education, research, and services is centered around what we have to contribute to society.

Healthcare Services

As Thailand’s top healthcare provider, operating 5 hospitals, treating over 6 million outpatients each year, and educating approximately 20% of newly qualified doctors, we understand our responsibility in supporting healthcare development in Thailand and across the region. As a part of this, our medical and dental faculties regularly undertake clinical outreach projects, providing check-ups and treatments in rural areas. Ratchasuda College, Mahidol University, has a focus on Special Educational Needs (SEN), both in supporting persons with disabilities in furthering their education, and in training educators to work with SEN children in Thailand’s primary and secondary education system.

Global Problems, Local Solutions

Our institutes take leading roles in addressing some of the key social issues in the Asia-Pacific Region, some of their projects include:

  • Supporting rural communities in understanding the needs of children with developmental disabilities
  • Providing workshops to share knowledge on best practices for primary health care
  • Educating migrant communities and children, helping to protect them and their families from exploitation and human trafficking
  • Researching new techniques and methods to support teachers and improve educational outcomes, particularly in Mathematics and Sciences
  • Helping rural schools and daycare centers to plan meals to provide a balanced and nutritional diet whilst meeting their budgets
  • Establishing bilingual educational programs to help children from ethnic minority communities perform better in school

Knowledge Sharing

Mahidol Channel, our terrestrial and online TV channel, allows us to share knowledge with the community through edutainment and children’s programming. The channel covers topics ranging from health and exercise to environmental issues, using the expertise of our staff and a professional production team.

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Key statistics

  • 9.5
    No. of students per staff
  • 5%
    Percentage of International Students
  • 64 : 36
    Student Ratio of Females to Males
  • 29,160
    Number of FTE Students
Based on data collected for the (1) 2022 World University Rankings