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Prince of Songkla University

Prince of Songkla University (PSU), a public autonomous university established in 1967 as the first university in southern Thailand, consists of five campuses offering various programs of education consistent with the needs of their communities.

Bachelor's programmes

Business & Management (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)

About

History

On September 22, 1967, His Majesty the King graciously granted the University the name “Prince of Songkla University” in honor of his beloved father, His Royal Highness Somdej Chao Fa Mahidol Adulyadej Kromma Luang Songkla Nakarin. The university has since proclaimed September, 22 of every year as “Songkla Nakarin Day”, one of the important dates in the calendar of yearly events of the university.

Education

PSU also comprises 39 faculties, colleges and institutes, four hospitals, and more than 40 excellence and research centers, all committed to academic excellence, strong social responsibility, and active engagement in community services.

Research

PSU’s active research networks are composed of Centers of Excellence, Research Centers, and Research Units. Some of them are:

  • Agro-Industry Development Center for Export (ADCET) 
  • Calibration Center 
  • Southern Co-operation and Capacity Building Center for the Thai Food Industries 
  • Industrial Technology Assistance Program (ITAP) 
  • Center for Holistic Health and Eastern Wisdom 
  • Center for Research in Nursing and Public Health 
  • Energy Technology Research Center 
  • Materials Engineering Research Center 

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
801
2019
801
2018
801
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Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
801 -100
2018
701
2017
-
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
1001
2019
1001 -200
2018
801
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
1053 -72
2019
981 -20
2018
961
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

The International Students Association of PSU provides a wealth of opportunities for networking, socializing and making friends through social and cultural activities, sightseeing around Thailand, etc. At times, the international students may have chances to join cultural activities and sightseeing trips organized for groups of exchanged students visiting PSU.

Housing services

One of the purposes of having dormitories in the campus is to improve learning environment, to let students have better opportunities to exchange their attitudes and view points, to foster good relationship and friendship, to develop students’ characters on many aspects such as how to live together in orderly manner as well as to learn to be responsible to ourselves and to the public in general.

International students will be accommodated on the 15th Floor of the dormitories: number 10 (Female) and number 11 (Male), having a total of total 64 rooms.

Library services

As the source of information and knowledge for all, PSU is managing six main libraries: two on Hat Yai Campus, and one on each of the other four campuses. Each library provides a full range of services to staff, personnel and students of the University, as well as to the general public. Moreover, most faculties also have their own specialized libraries.

ICT services

PSU Computer Center offers services for all and is open daily from 08:30 to 22:30. Assistance can be sought from the Help Desk from 08:30 to 16:30 on weekdays. During vacation and examination periods, the opening hours are usually adjusted. A PSU Passport (Username and Password) is required to access the university Management Information System (MIS).

Medical services

PSU is the only university in southern Thailand that has four medical facilities on campus!

PSU Hat Yai Campus has the biggest and most specialized general hospital in the region, namely Songklanagarind Hospital, a Dental Hospital, a Traditional Thai Medicine Hospital, and a Veterinary Hospital. Moreover, there is also a Pharmacy on campus, which is run by the PSU Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Student Life

Campus life

PSU’s main campus is located in the busy, commercial city of Hat Yai in Songkhla province, the hub of trade and economy of the major provinces in the Lower South. Hat Yai campus, with its attractive landscape, provides a serene setting ideal for education and learning and is the center of various disciplines, including Health Science, Science and Technology, Engineering, Management Sciences, Liberal Arts, Economics, Law, Natural Resources, Environment Management, and Agro-Industry.

Sports facilities

At PSU, one can enjoy outstanding sports provisions: sport courts (tennis, basketball, badminton, volleyball, takraw, petanque), multi-purpose playing fields, swimming pool (Hat Yai and Pattani only), fully-equipped gymnasiums, fitness center, areas for aerobics and Tai Chi classes.Yoga classes and other types of sporting are available in several buildings around campus.

Student clubs

The International Students Association of PSU provides a wealth of opportunities for networking, socializing and making friends through social and cultural activities, sightseeing around Thailand, etc. At times, the international students may have chances to join cultural activities and sightseeing trips organized for groups of exchanged students visiting PSU.

Student Reviews

Prince of Songkhla is the Best in My heart
Pitchaya Parnchuay rated 5 out of 5 stars

Normally classroom in Thailand. Student don't need to ask or answer question with teacher. But not in my class because my professor they graduated international program. So that is reason why they realize about participate in class room. So if student ask or answer professor will give extra point for them. In university not focus about learn in class some day we go to...

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