Prince of Songkla University (PSU) was established under the Southern Development Plan policy with the intention to become the leading university in the southern region of Thailand, in terms of delivering graduate students, academic research and academic services whilst appreciating and maintaining arts and culture. The university’s management aims to develop and deliver graduate students that empower the country and also hold on to Thailand’s educational guidelines which focus is placed upon graduates equipped for the real world.
PSU’s educational philosophy is based on Progressivism, with the aim to develop students in all aspects and prepare them to thrive in their respective societies. This includes assisting them in adapting to unpredictable circumstances by using learning process methods and treating students as the center of attention. Various learner needs, such as problem solving, self-researching processes and taking action inside and outside of the classroom, are considered fundamental to PSU’s “sustainable learning” approach. This led to the formulation of the idea that “change brings improvement” – a type of learning where students are able to apply these methods both at the university and in real-life environments. PSU aims to provide their students with a lifelong learning approach.
The above-mentioned rationale forms the basis of outcome-based education, developing curricula and the various learning processes listed as follows. Active Learning means learning from a variety of activities and actions. Problem-based Learning describes learning based on problems-solving, e.g. through case studies. Project-based Learning refers to learning based on projects such as assignments and assessments. Service Learning means learning by serving the community. Prince of Songkla University aims to apply these principles successfully, as guided by the motto of the “Prince of Songkla”, His Royal Highness Prince Mahidol Adulyadej: “Our Soul is for the Benefit of Mankind”.
Our Bachelor’s programme provides up-to-date course contents that meet the country’s development in science and technology, suitable for the changing modern society. The programme aims to produce graduates in biotechnology who are well equipped with the knowledge and skills needed for their careers and further education. By applying the science of biotechnology, graduates can exploit biological processes of organisms, or part of their systems, or perform manipulation at the genetic or cellular level to develop or make products for the benefits of the society. Graduates also have good management skill and can work as a team. Importantly, graduates are equipped with professional ethics and moral standards and have responsibility for themselves and society.
Our Master’s programme aims to produce graduates who can perform effective research that meets international standards and, at the same time, satisfies the country’s needs. We prepare our students to become knowledgeable researchers with competency in conducting research in molecular biology and bioinformatics. Graduates keep themselves up to date with recent technologies and have high professional ethics and moral standards.
Our doctoral programme aims to produce graduates who can perform effective research that meets international standards and, at the same time, satisfies the country’s needs. We prepare our students to become knowledgeable researchers with competency in carrying out comprehensive research in molecular biology and bioinformatics. Graduates keep themselves up to date with recent technologies and can integrate their knowledge into other fields of science. Graduates can plan, analyse, produce their work, and solve complex problems effectively while showing high professional ethics and moral standards.
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Prospective students who wish to study with us can find out more information about programme structures, how to apply, and available scholarships, at each page listed below. If you have any enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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