Mahidol University has a long history of growth and development since its establishment as a Medical School in 1888. It later became the University of Medical Science in 1943, and in 1969 was renamed Mahidol University.
The university does not only have the medical science focus. Mahidol University after the millennium became an autonomous institution offering a range of graduate (mostly international) and undergraduate programs from natural sciences to liberal arts with faculties, institutes and colleges in six campuses. Three of these campuses are located in provinces in different regions of the country. Mahidol University has the vision to be a world class university and to excel in health, sciences, arts, and innovation with integrity for the betterment of Thai society and the benefit of mankind.
With its qualified academic faculty and staff under the research focus setting, Mahidol University has been recognized as one of the top-class universities in Thailand, and a platform of knowledge creation and management. Its strong capability of research and development, not only is evident in its research publications, but has been demonstrated by the quality of graduates.
In terms of sustainability practice and engagement, a number of courses related to environment and sustainability have been offered at Mahidol University as main stream, compulsory and elective. ‘A healthy and happy workplace’ is the objective for many ongoing implementation schemes under its Eco-campus development plan. In addition, numerous activities and events for environment and sustainability have been organized and hosted by Mahidol University among the students and staff, and in collaboration with other universities and institutions. For example: in December 2015, Mahidol University hosted an MOU signing ceremony among 16 universities to launch the Sustainable University Network of Thailand: SUN-Thailand and in May 2016, Mahidol University and the Thailand Sustainable Development Foundation signed a memorandum of establishing the ‘Mahidol Center for Sustainable Development’, as an academic center in sustainable development.
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