12-13 May 2016.
Mahidol University, Salaya Campus, Phutthamonthon, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
Mahidol University has its origins in the establishment of Siriraj Hospital in 1888 by His Majesty King Chulalongkorn (Rama V), and the hospital’s medical school is the oldest institution of higher learning in Thailand, granting its first medical degree in 1893. Later becoming the University of Medical Sciences in 1943, Mahidol University was renamed with great honor in 1969 by H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej , after his Royal Father, H.R.H Prince Mahidol of Songkla , who is widely known as the ‘Father of Modern Medicine and Public Health in Thailand’. Mahidol University has since developed into one of the most prestigious universities in Thailand, internationally known and recognized for the high caliber of research and teaching by its faculty, and its outstanding achievements in teaching, research, international academic collaboration and professional services. This diversified institution now offers top quality programs in numerous social and cultural disciplines, including the most doctoral programs of any institution in Thailand, yet has maintained its traditional excellence in medicine and the sciences.
Mahidol University has been ranked 1st in Thailand and 44th in Asia and also placed among the world’s 100 best universities in medicine by the QS World University Rankings 2015, demonstrating Thai universities’ competitiveness on the global stage. According to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016 and the latest Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, Mahidol University has also been ranked 1st in Thailand and 3rd in South East Asia.
Mahidol University has three campuses in the Bangkok metropolitan area: the large suburban campus at Salaya in nearby Nakhon Pathom province, and two inner city campuses in Bangkok Noi and Phayathai in the Bangkok area, in addition to a downtown high-rise office site for the College of Management. There are also provincial campuses in Kanchanaburi, Nakhon Sawan and Amnaj Charoen provinces. Mahidol’s campuses are electronically linked by a state-of-the-art computer network which provides academic, research and administrative computing services to the various departments of the university and to all staff and students.
Salaya Campus, opened in 1982, is just a short distance from Bangkok’s city limits in Phuttamonthon District, Nakhon Pathom Province, on 520 acres (210 hectares) of natural beauty, landscaped gardens and lush tropical scenery. Salaya Campus houses 10 Faculties, 8 Institutes, 5 Colleges, and 3 Centers as follows:
With the largest number of academic institutions, Salaya Campus also contains the widest variety of research centers and facilities of Mahidol University. Also located on the campus are the Student Union; Office of the President; and numerous student and staff dormitories and condominiums.
Spacious, modern and well-equipped facilities for both indoor and outdoor sports are also available at Salaya Campus including swimming pools, tennis courts, badminton courts, petanque courts, soccer fields and indoor stadiums for basketball, volleyball and other indoor sports. Students are encouraged to take part in both competitive sports and physical exercise. The spacious layout of the campus, with wide walkways and ample green space, also allows much opportunity for jogging, walking or exercising on one’s own in a pleasant open environment.
Salaya campus map: http://www.mahidol.ac.th/en/pic/map-salaya.jpg