Chulalongkorn University


Bangkok, Thailand


254 Pathumwan, Bangkok Thailand. 10330



Chulalongkorn University, abbreviated either CU or Chula, is a public and autonomous research university in Bangkok, Thailand. It is ranked as Thailand's No. 1 university from various organizers such as QS world university ranking, Round university ranking, Center for world university ranking etc. The university was established in 1917, making it the oldest institute of higher education in Thailand.

The university began taking shape during King Chulalongkorn's reign when he founded the Royal Pages School in 1902 at The Grand Palace of Thailand. During the reign of his son, King Vajiravudh, the Royal Pages School became the Civil Service College of King Chulalongkorn. The Rockefeller Foundation was instrumental in helping the college from its academic foundation. On March 26, 1917, King Vajiravudh renamed the college to "Chulalongkorn University".

Chulalongkorn University is a comprehensive and research-intensive university. It is also ranked as the top university in Thailand in many aspects of qualities covering the quality of the university itself, quality of students, quality of research, quality in particular subjects, university reputation, environmental management systems. According to QS university ranking 2016. CU is placed 252nd in the world, 45th in Asia, 1st in Thailand, and 151-200 in the graduate employability ranking.

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