Chiangmai University(CMU), the first instituion of higher education in Northern Thailand was founded in 1964 under the Royal charter with the permission of His majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej. It is referred to as ” Mor Chor” by the locals. Since it’s formation it strives to enhance the social and economic infrastructure of the region and the kingdom as a whole by providing a wide range of academic programs in the field of research and also by utlizing innovative techiques which strengethen the level of teaching,learning and technology transfer.
The President of CMU, Pongsak Angkasith states that ” CMU has areputation for high academic standards in South East Asia. We are also acknowledged as the pre-eminent center for the study in the North of Thailand and are one of the top three universities in terms of academic quality. At present, our efforts in developing academic excellence during the past 45 years are coming to fruition. Nationally, CMU is recognized as one of Thailand’s nine “National Research Universitites. It is also worth noting that CMU is ranked 81 and 410 among Asian