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Mahidol ranked top Thai university and 122nd in Asia

Jun 05. 2020
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By THE NATION

Mahidol University has been ranked the best university in the country in The Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2020 released recently.

In Asia region, Mahidol ranks 122nd among the top 500 universities from 30 Asian countries.

“The ranking was based on several criteria ranging from efficiency in teaching, researching and readiness at regional and international levels,” Professor Dr Banjong Mahaisawiriya, acting president of Mahidol University, said on Thursday (June 4). “They used five key performance indicators [KPIs] as follows: Teaching 25 per cent, research 30 per cent, research citations 30 per cent, international outlook 7.5 per cent and industry income 7.5 per cent.”

Mahidol achieved the country’s top KPI score in teaching and overall category, followed by Mae Fah Luang Unviersity and Chulalongkorn University.

“The results from Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings 2020 indicated that the university has achieved its strategic goal of becoming the top university in Thailand in terms of teaching and researching capability. We will continue to progress on this path to secure a better ranking among Asian nations in the future,” added Banjong.

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