As one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Thailand, Mahidol University is recognised internationally for its renowned faculty, outstanding research and academic achievements. Apart from academic excellence, Mahidol is committed to delivering knowledge, capability, innovation and integrity in order to improve the quality of life not only of Thai society but of all of humanity. Traditionally focused solely on medicine and health sciences, the university has expanded across a wide range of disciplines in the recent decades, including arts and humanities, social and applied sciences, information technology, engineering, dentistry, pharmacy and others. Today, Mahidol University combines a rich educational, historical, cultural and social environment that provides diverse, top quality programs and comprehensive academic resources across its 17 faculties.
Center for Human Rights Studies & Social Development
The Center for Human Rights Studies & Social Development (CHRSD) at Mahidol University pioneered human rights education programs at a graduate level in South East Asia. The center advocates for human rights and catalyses academic experience and knowledge in the field. Their mission encompasses building human rights and peace culture through education and academic outreach programs as well as strengthening research that contributes to greater understanding and realisation of human rights, peace and fair development. CHRSD is dedicated to increasing human rights knowledge and resources available to students and researchers through graduate degrees and research programs in human rights, as well as training and educating across the issue areas surrounding human rights. The center aspires to lead the learning and research in human rights, peace and development in Asia through progressive educating and strengthened initiatives and programs in the future. It also aims to foster greater interest in human rights issues by providing assistance and scholarships to motivated students and assuring access to quality human rights resources in order to boost the cultural significance and respect for human rights.