President’s Welcome

Mahidol University has been living a long history for over 129 years since the establishment of “Siriraj Hospital” in 1888, then developed to a medical school in the next year. The name was bestowed upon by His Late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej after His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol of Songkla.

Mahidol University had continued to progress in all aspects to stay relevant and conform to the rapidly changing world and society. The significant role of the university is to produce quality graduates, who are knowledgeable in their chosen fields and mindful of morality, to serve as human capital for the country’s current development. Moreover, the university has vouched for academic development, research support for innovations, improvements of university’s physical systems and environment as an eco-university as well as internationalization. All strategies are aligned with Mahidol University’s aspiration towards a world class university. The university’s current milestone is being ranked as the top university in the region and No.1 in Thailand.

Mahidol University is recognized as a large higher education institution comprising of academicians and professionals in every field, both in arts and sciences. Therefore, the current university administration has set our target to maintain our status as the leading university in the country and the region. We are aspired to be the source of knowledge for the benefits of society and country as Mahidol University’s slogan “Wisdom of the Land”.

Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, M.D.
Acting President of Mahidol University