It gives me great pride to be able to introduce Chiang Mai University, one of Thailand’s foremost institutions of higher education.
Founded in January 1964, under a Royal Charter granted by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Chiang Mai University (CMU) was established as the first institution of higher education in Northern Thailand, and as the first provincial university in our kingdom. Ever since its founding, CMU has been aiming at becoming a comprehensive institution of higher learning providing a broad range of academic programs. In the field of research, CMU has been launching innovative initiatives and development projects, the results of which are utilized to ever advancing standards of teaching, learning and technology transfer, all for the sake of social and economic development of the region and, naturally, the country as a whole.
We are celebrating our 50th Anniversary, CMU has gained a reputation of high academic standards in Asia. It is also an established member of the ASEAN University Network, paving its way forward to be an important Education Hub in the region. Locally we are acknowledged as the pre-eminent center for study in the North of Thailand and are one of the top four universities in Thailand in terms of academic quality. At country level, CMU is recognized as one of Thailand’s nine “National Research Universities”. It is also worth noting that CMU is ranked 91 among Asian and 501 among World Universities respectively as published in “QS Asian Universities Ranking 2012”. These results provide evidence indeed of CMU’s present academic and research potential, both a prerequisite to achieve our development goal of becoming a research-oriented “World Class University.”
As internationalization continues to be an essential factor of higher education development and in order to respond to the continuously growing domestic demand for international-level programs, CMU currently offers 6 international undergraduate degree, and 27 international postgraduate degree programs. Through constructive interaction with more than 250 partners worldwide, we seek to enhance both the quantity and quality of research and development projects conducted at CMU. The increasing number of our international students reassures us that we are successfully working towards our goal of providing world-class education.
We strive to ensure that our range of disciplines, our teaching methodology and our research activities reflect world standards and to become a “University of Excellence” to the benefit of local communities, the country and international education as a whole.
Welcome to CMU. A University of Excellence.