President's Message



Welcome to Mahasarakham University or MSU.  I would like to extend my appreciation of your good vision considering pursuing your higher education with one of Thailand’s foremost centres of higher education.  Over the years I am often asked “What is special about the education at MSU?.”

In response, what I feel draws many students to us, beyond our offering  of a ‘world-class education’ is that we provide a small college experience in a large university setting creating a sense of community among our students through a wide variety of special programs and the work of our most talented professors and dedicated personnel.

Secondly, the university and its staff take pride in challenging young scholars to excel academically, think critically and to live their lives in an ethical manner.  The local people of the province of Maha Sarakham are justifiably proud of their University and I hold that legacy in hand with a profound sense of stewardship.  While the students and staff endeavour to honor and build upon MSU’s proud heritage and local cultural traditions we also strive to move together into a future of endless opportunity for all through the promise of new knowledge and application of new technologies.

I am thrilled to be part of a learning community that is so talented, dedicated, and caring.  I know you will be, too … So, please consider joining us as you reflect upon your educational needs, options and goals.


Assoc.Prof. Prayook Srivilai, Ph.D.
Acting President of Mahasarakham University