Chiang Mai University is a place for knowledge acquisition and knowledge transfer in both the arts and the sciences. It is a placefor academic excellence, based on academic freedom and guided by moral precepts, in order to benefit its own region and the country as a whole.
Chiang Mai University is Thailand’s first provincial university. It was established in accordance with the government’s policy and objectives of providing the various regions of the country with centers for academic and occupational education and research. CMU’s particular responsibility is to the peoples of north Thailand, although it draws students from throughout the country, and its programs and projects are increasingly national in scope.
Graduates from Chiang Mai University place great emphasis on self-training and self-development in order to become industrious, knowledgeable, thoughtful, and practical persons, capable of caring for themselves and others, with ethical resolve and social awareness.
Internationalization of Chiang Mai University
CMU has always placed significant emphasis on internationalization as a key factor in developing world-class teaching and research standards. During the past 50 years, the University has participated in a wide range of international collaborative activities, joint academic programs, and research undertakings, including staff and student exchanges with several leading international universities.
At CMU, internationalization is a continuing effort. Each year the University expands the global perspective of its curricula within every subject, discipline, and professional field. CMU offers more than 80 international (English-taught) degree programs and training activities. Annually, more than 1,000 international students and staff, especially from Asian countries, take part in courses relevant to regional or global affairs.
Chiang Mai University Library
The University’s Library comprises of the Central Library and 19 affiliated, discipline-specific libraries, the latter located in Faculties, Institutes and centers. Opened in 1964 on the University’s foundation day, the air-conditioned Central Library is a dynamic resource, continually expanding in size and scope.
Smart Classroom ITSC
Smart Learning & Smart Classroom is utilizes 4 components; Right Environment, ICT-integrated Learning, Student-Centered Approach and Active Learning. The learning technology has been generated to facilitate both teachers and students to automatically record and store lessons learned with user a friendly system that utilizes newly integrated Media to promote teaching and learning activities into the 21st century.
Sala Dham Hall
Sala Dham Hall is a 2 story Thai styled architecture building and is located in front of the University’s Buddha Image. Sala Dham was initially used as a temporary reception area for the king and queen during the convocation ceremony and presently it is used for welcoming important guests visiting the University.
Ang Kaew is a reservoir that supplies the main water resources for Chiang Mai University while providing a relaxing space for students and staff.
A first-aid clinic for students and staff, located next to the CMU Official Club, opens weekdays, excluding public holidays from 08.30 – 16.30.
Athletic and Recreational Facilities
Many sporting fields, indoor and outdoor athletic courts, fitness parks and a 50 meter swimming pool are located on our main campus.
Transport Services – On Campus and to the City
The University operates electric shuttle cars running on set routes around Suan Sak campus, while red trucks (Songtaews) run on set routes between Suan Sak Campus and Suan Dok and Mae Hea Campus. Transportation is free for all staff and students.