The historical development of Mahasarakham University, or MSU, may be traced back to March 27, 1968, when it was originally established as the College of Education, Mahasarakham, for the purpose of extending higher education to the nation’s Northeastern region. Situated in an outer area north of Maha Sarakham, a small town right at the center of the region, the college functioned to produce quality teachers to serve educational institutions of all levels. The college’s status was later elevated when it became a regional campus of Srinakharinwirot University in 1974. At that time there were four faculties: Education, Humanities, Social Sciences and Science. The university finally gained independent status and became Mahasarakham University, Thailand’s 22nd government university, on December 9, 1994, when the University Act was graciously authorized by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and published in the Royal Gazette.
Mahasarakham University has since expanded rapidly in terms of both facilities and academic services and has become a comprehensive university, offering undergraduate and post-graduate degree programs in three academic clusters: Social Sciences; Pure and Applied Science; and Health Science. In response to this growth, in 1998, Khamriang Campus was set up in Kantarawichai District, approximately seven kilometers from the original campus.
With 18 faculties, 2 colleges and 1 school currently operating, MSU has been widely recognized as one of Thailand’s fastest-growing universities. The total enrollment has also increased, from fewer than 10,000 in its earlier years to more than 40,000 students at present. Many faculty buildings have been constructed on Khamriang Campus, now the administrative and academic center.
To further extend its academic services to remote communities,the University now has 15 academic service centers in Northeastern provinces.
The official emblem of Mahasarakham University is known as the Rojanakorn. It is composed of several components, together meaning a stamp of brilliant prosperity. The symbol comprises a Sema, the ancient border stone found around Buddhist temples, in the center of which is an outline of Phrathat Nadoon, the province's sacred Buddhist stupa. Underneath it is a traditional Isan Khid design, representing Isan cultural heritage and the local people's wisdom. Above the design are solar rays, denoting the spread of prosperity. Under the design appears the university's motto in Pali language, Public devotion is a virtue of the learned.
Colors Yellow and gray are the university's colors, the former representing fertility, morality and prosperity, while the latter signifies the brain and wisdom. When combined together, yellow and gray connote intellectual wisdom and good thinking that lead to prosperity.
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MSU’s world-class quality has been made clear. Since 2011 to the present, a number of international organizations,
including QS World, University Ranking, SCImago Institution Ranking (SIR) World Report, UI GreenMetric World Universities Ranking, Webometic, 4ICU Web Popularity Ranking, and Alexa Web Ranking have considered MSU as the “fastest-growingworld-class recognized university in Thailand.”
MSU is ready for the internationalization and ASEAN 2015 that is coming to the Northeast of Thailand. It is also preparedand much willing to meet the 21st century challenges presented by the ever increasing mobility of students and academics.
MSU is a place of education and community where yesterday is being respected and preserved today, where 21st century education, international culture and community meet, and where the leaders of tomorrow learn MSU: Morality, SocialResponsibility, and Unity. The past, the present, and the future are in good hands at Mahasarakham University.
Number of Student
Number of students (include both part time and full time students)
There are over 45,000 students at MSU, including 38,303 undergraduates and 7,574 postgraduates.
Total area 368.5 acre (589,600 sqm.)
water area 10% (58,960 sqm.)
original forest area 40% (235,840 sqm.)
Forest area 15% (88,440 sqm.)
concrete building area 35% (206,360 sqm.)
Kham Riang Campus
Total area 1,300 acre (2,980,000 sqm.)
water area 15% (312,000 sqm.)
original forest area 40% (832,000 sqm.)
Forest area 25% (520,000 sqm.)
concrete building area 20% (416,000 sqm.)
Suan Walairukkavej campus
Total area 273.5 acre (437,600 sqm.)
water area 40% (175,040 sqm.)
Original forest area 53% (231,928 sqm.)
Forest area, 2% (8,752 sqm.)
Concrete building area 5% (21,880 sqm.)
Suan Walairukkavej Research Institute, Na Dun District, Maha Sarakham
Total area of 650 acre (1,040,000 sqm.)
Water area 5% (52,000 sqm.)
original forest area 88% (915,200 sqm.)
Forest area, 5% (52,000 sqm.)
Concrete building area 2% (20,800 sqm.)
Mahasarakham University (Commemoration Agriculture Technology Training Center)
Total area 1,000 acre (1,600,000 sqm.)
water area 5%(80,000 sqm.)
original forest area 74%(1,184,000 sqm.)
Forest area 20% (320,000 sqm.)
Maha Sarakham 44150 Thailand
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