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 is the oldest and largest medical-oriented university of Thailand. Today, Mahidol University offers a wide range of knowledge fields from natural sciences, liberal arts towards engineering and technology.
Mahidol University consists of 17 faculties, 6 colleges, 7 research institutes and 3 centers: offering courses in a wide range of disciplines in medicine; public health; nursing, pharmacy; dentistry; engineering; natural sciences; computer science; health sciences; social sciences; applied sciences; applied arts; humanities and arts.
Mahidol University has its origins from the first hospital’s medical school, Siriraj Hospital, in 1888. Later, the hospital's medical school becomes the University of Medical Sciences in 1943, and was renamed to be "Mahidol University" in 1969 by King Bhumibol Adulyadej. The name "Mahidol" originates from his father, Prince Mahidol of Songkla, the ‘Father of Modern Medicine and Public Health in Thailand’.See more