Newsweek magazine 27 December 2010 - 3 January 2011.
Top 50 Universities in Asia.
Prince of Songkla University was ranked 19th.
Followed by Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University with Mahidol University not far behind.THE BEST OF THAILAND’S COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES
Thailand stands as one of the strongest economies in Southeast Asia. The capital city, Bangkok, serves not only as the administrative head of the country, but also the nation’s cultural, commercial, and educational center. There are more than 30 colleges, universities, community colleges, and technical institutions from which to choose in Bangkok alone, and more than 100 in the country altogether.
These range from state-sponsored schools, like the prestigious Chulalongkorn University and Thammasat University, to private universities such as the International Assumption University, which conducts all its classes in English. Profoundly Thai universities have something for everyone, they have excellent courses of study from science and engineering to travel and tourism. The university program in Thailand are accredited and globally recognized. The country is blessed with a wealth of unique cultural beauty allowing all who have come to experience it to appreciate the treasure of art, music and literature which have shaped the refined ways of Thai people’s life, and harmonized their hearts in a time of happiness and haziness.
The country is known for its famous slogan “land of smiles”, which represents the friendly hospitality of the locals. Thus making it easy for students from different parts of the world to study there. Emphasis has been put on internationalization and regionalization of higher education by the Ministry of University Affairs (MUA). Incredibly Thailand’s higher education has a rich diversity to offer. It has more than 3,000 programs of study in various areas of specialization, from undergraduate up to the doctoral degrees. It also meets the demands of local and international students who wish to enroll in programs using English as medium for instruction, by providing over 350 such programs.
Education in Thailand is taken very seriously, a total of three institutions from Thailand made it to the Top 50 Universities in Asia. Prince of Songkla University was ranked first in Thailand and 19th globally, followed by Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University with Mahidol University not far behind.
Currently laboratory equipment of undergraduate and graduate studies nationwide have been upgraded to guarantee faculty and students alike will have the hands-on experience to become highly capable in the science and technology field – so much needed in the national and regional development of the fast-changing hi-tech world.
There has been a rise in exchange and study programs in Thailand thus the MUA and Thai higher education institutions have adjusted themselves to accommodate the needs for electronic and other physical facilities for foreign students and guests alike, through the duration of their academic undertakings in the country. These exchange programs have attracted increasing numbers of students, faculty, researchers and experts from neighboring countries and those across the region to study and undertake various joint projects, acquiring and sharing intellectual and cultural richness for mutual academic excellence, benefit and understanding.
The cost of living and the cost of study in Thailand are very affordable based on an international scale. During school breaks student can enjoy historical temples, shrines, museums, dance performances and festivals in the friendliest country in Asia.
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