The establishment of the Nondhaburi Telecommunication Training Center on August 24, 1960 with academic cooperation from the Government of Japan marked the origination of KMITL. The training center became the Nodhaburi Institute of Telecommunications under the Columbo Plan, later in 1964.
As specified by the 1971 King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Act, KMITL was originated by an amalgamation of three technical colleges: Nondhaburi Institute of Telecommunications, North Bangkok Technical College and Thonburi Technical College. In the same year, the Nondhaburi Institute of Telecommunications, or known as King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology at Nondhaburi Campus, was relocated to the district of Ladkrabang in Bangkok. The new campus was called »Chao Khun Taharn Ladkrabang Campus». The Nondhaburi Institute of Telecommunications became the Faculty of Engineering in 1972. In the same year, the College of Design and Construction located at the Bangplad district was transformed into the Faculty of Architecture affiliated with KMITL.


The Asian Institute of Technology promotes technological change and sustainable development in the Asian-Pacific region through higher education, research and outreach. Established in Bangkok in 1959, AIT has become a leading regional postgraduate institution and is actively working with public and private sector partners throughout the region and with some of the top universities in the world.

Recognized for its multinational, multicultural ethos, the Institute operates as a self-contained international community at its campus located 40km (25 miles) north of downtown Bangkok, Thailand.

Besides the usual labs and academic buildings, the main campus includes housing, sports, and medical facilities, a conference center,and a library with over 230,000 volumes and 830 print and on-line periodicals.

All serve to fulfill AIT’s Mission which is:
To develop highly qualified and committed professionals who play leading roles in the region’s sustainable development and its integration into the global economy.


Continually Expanding in the New Millennium
Recognizing the challenges facing humanity in the new millennium and the fundamental responsibility of higher education institutions to assist in meeting those challenges, Mahidol University follows a policy of constant expansion in the breadth and depth of its facilities and academic endeavors. By remaining globally aware and staying abreast of new academic discoveries and technologies worldwide, Mahidol University continues not only to meet the needs of Thailand for education, training and research, but through internationalization, the needs of the global community as well.

Determination Statement: “Wisdom of the Land”
To appreciate the meaning of Mahidol University’s new determination statement, “Wisdom of the Land” it is first necessary to take into consideration two key words involved: mahidol, the university’s name, and paññā, or the Buddhist conception of wisdom.
The meaning of mahidol :
The word mahidol is derived from the Pali, and also Sanskrit, mahī “land” + tala “ground, level.” Mahītala can thus be translated as “the ground of the earth.” Other words in Thai with the same morphological structure and meaning are phasuthadol, phuwadol and methanidol (derived respectively from vasudhā + tala, bhuva + tala and medanī + tala. This whole set of words, which can be found in the 1999 edition of the Royal Institute’s Thai Dictionary, can all be translated as “the ground of the earth; the surface of the earth.” [more details..]
Vision: Mahidol University is determined to be a world class university.
Mission: To excel in health, sciences, arts, and innovation with integrity for the betterment of Thai society and the benefit of mankind.
Strategies Objectives:
1. Research Excellence
2. Teaching and Learning Excellence
3. Health Care and Services Excellence
4. Internationalization


Chiang Mai University was founded in January 1964, under a Royal Charter granted by His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

CMU was the first institution of higher education in the north, and the first provincial university in Thailand.


Chiang Mai University is a Leading University with Academic Excellence in International Standards, focusing to become a research-oriented institution of higher education and producing graduates with high moral and ethical standards, equipped to practice good governance under the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy and Sustainable Development.


Five-fold Mission addresses the challenges our nation faces amidst a globalizing world.

1. Provide higher education and high level professional education emphasizing academic excellence and quality of graduates with high moral and ethical standards under the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy.

2. Conduct research in various fields to support standards of teaching, learning and technology transfer for the social and economic development of the region and the country.

3. Provide academic services to the national community in line with the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy, particularly for Northern Thailand.

4. Preserve and nurture our religious and cultural heritage, and develop the resources of the unique natural environment of Northern Thailand.

5. Develop the University’s administration systems and management under the Sufficiency Economy Philosophy while aiming at Sustainable Development.