Mahasarakham University, Thailand’s 22nd government university, gained its independent status as university on December 9, 1994, when the University Act was graciously authorized by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and published in the Royal Gazette.
Mahasarakham University has since expanded rapidly in terms of both facilities and academic services and has become a comprehensive university, offering undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs in three academic clusters: Social Sciences; Pure and Applied Science; and Health Science. In response to this growth, in 1998, Khamriang Campus was set up in Kantarawichai District, approximately seven kilometers from the original campus.
With 18 faculties and 2 colleges currently operating, MSU has been widely recognized as one of Thailand’s fastest-growing universities. The total enrollment has also increased, from fewer than 10,000 in its earlier years to more than 40,000 students at present. Many faculty buildings have been constructed on Khamriang Campus, now the administrative and academic center.
To further extend its academic services to remote communities,the University now has 15 academic service centers in Northeastern provinces.
MSU at a glance:
- There are over 45,000 students at MSU, including 38,303 undergraduates and 7,574 postgraduates.
- MSU is a comprehensive university, comprising 17 faculties, 2 colleges, and 1 school.
- MSU has 1,188 academic staff and 2,063 supporting staff.
- In 2011, MSU has enrolled 321 international students from more than 16 countries across the globe.
- MSU houses more than 30 key units of community involvement and support education.
- In 2010, MSU undertook 422 community engagement projects, and many more to be launched in the following years.
- In 2010, MSU conducted 676 various research projects with a total budget of 51,757,423 THB.
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