Facts & Figures
MAHASARAKHAM FAST FACTS
• 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
MAHASARAKHAM UNIVERSITY FAST FACTS
• 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
In 2011, 321 students from more than 16 countries around the world have chosen to study at MSU either a full degree seeking students or exchange students.
Personnel in fiscal year 2010