Facts and Figures

Maha Sarakham

• Maha Sarakham is situated in the heart of North East Thailand.
• Maha Sarakham (the city) is situated in Maha Sarakham, the province (two words).
• The population of Maha Sarakham is just under 1 million people
• The area of Maha Sarakham is 5,229 square kilometres
• Mahasarakham is home to two universities and five tertiary colleges between them totalling over 63,000 students
• Mahasarakham University is the leading educational institution in the province with over 45,000 students.
• Mahasarakham is known as the City of Great Education and is also a centre of Buddhist wisdom and culture in the region
• 475 Kms from Bangkok, Thailand’s capital city

Mahasarakham University

• Abbreviation: MSU
• M:  Moral S:  Social Responsibility U:  Unity
• Motto:  “Public Devotion is a Virtue of the Learned.”
• Colours:  Yellow and Grey. Connotes intellectual wisdom and good thinking leading to prosperity
• Emblem:  The Rojanakorn. A stamp of brilliant prosperity
• Symbolic Tree: The Koon or Rajaphreuk. Denotes prosperity.
• Students: 43,928 in 2015.
• Graduated in 2014: 6,650 Bachelor, 739 Masters, 75 PhD’s.
• Personnel: 3,547 academic, administrative and support staff
• Campus: 2 Campuses
• Teaching unit: 17 faculties, 2 colleges, 1 school and 1 institution
• Degree offered: 86 Bachelor’s degree programs, 58 Master’s degree programs and 34 Doctural degree programs
• MSU student base is drawn from all twenty north east Thailand Provinces
• Semesters (2 x16 weeks)

Academic calendars

Student Body

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In fiscal year 2015, MSU has 3,547 academic staff and supporting staff