Prince of Songkla University/PSU, was established in 1967 to provide tertiary education in Southern Thailand. The original aims of the university were to raise general education standards and to support regional industry and development. Today, PSU serves as a center for research and technology and provides academic services to local communities. It also provides valuable support for the preservation and study of southern Thai culture. PSU was the first university in southern Thailand. It is a multi-campus institution with the main campus in Hat Yai. Satellite campuses are located in Pattani, Phuket, Surat Thani, and Trang. In 2008, the total student enrollment at the university was over 30,000.
PSU Phuket Campus: Forming the First
- Community College in Thailand, initiated by Prof. Dr. Sawad Sakulthai, the President of PSU
- Hospitality and Tourism Faculty in Thailand
- International Business Programs- China/ Korea in Thailand
PSU was founded in 1967 as the first university in southern Thailand. The name: “Prince of Songkla” was bestowed by H. M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej in honor of his late father: HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkla.
P.S.U., Phuket Campus was founded on 14th November 1977.
The Phuket Campus was established in 1993, having grown from the original Phuket Community College (PCC).
PSU’s acronym: MOR-OR (in Thai ม.อ.) is taken from the original name of Prince Mahidol Adulyadej, HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkla.