Facts & Figures


• Maha Sarakham is situated in the heart of North East Thailand.
• Mahasarakham (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


• 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: 45,877 in 2011.
• Graduated in 2010: 6,819 Bachelor, 2,125 Masters, 105 PhD’s.
• Personnel: Over 3,000 academic, administrative and support staff
• MSU student base is drawn from all twenty north east Thailand Provinces
• Semesters (2 x16 weeks)
 First§    Semester: First week of June to second week of October
 Second Semester:§    First week of November to first week of March
 Summer Session: Late March§    to middle of May (6 weeks)



Total scholastic enrollment at Mahasarakham University in the 2010 academic year climbed to 44,578 students representing an increase of 4.83% from the previous year. The table that follows

displays statistical data comparing the academic years of 2009 and 2010 across five educational learning levels; Undergraduate (Certificate and Bachelor degree) and Graduate (Graduate Diploma, Master’s degree and Doctoral degree).


Total number of students during 2006 - 2010


Personnel in fiscal year 2010