HISTORY



HRH Prince Mahidol of Songkla
          Prince of Songkla University (PSU) was first founded in Roosamilea, Muang District, Pattani Province in 1966. As the first university in the South of Thailand, it was formerly known as “The University of Southern Thailand.” The present name “ Prince of Songkla University” was granted by the Thai monarch in September 1967. It was named after Prince Mahidol of Songkla, father of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand . According to the royal command on March 12, 1968 , the University's Act was officially announced, and came into effect on March 13, 1968. The date was later marked as the University's birthday.
                          Prince of Songkla University pursues the aim of developing Southern Thailand on the basis of educational excellence to continuously improve the long-term economic and social conditions of the people. Furthermore, the University maintains its regional standing in creating a society of peace and happiness, harmonizing young generations and functioning as the central source of academic services for Thai southerners from both rural and urban areas. In order to serve the extending role in educational development, Prince of Songkhla University operates five campuses in Thailand 's southern region : Pattani, Songkla, Phuket, Suratthani, and Trang. Each provides a unique educational experience corresponding to its location as well as major fields of study. All campuses work cooperatively to generate academic forces and well-rounded human resource development to enhance Southern Thailand's strengths and potential.