About Mae Fah Luang University

Mae Fah Luang University (MFU) was established as an autonomous public university, under the Royal Charter, in 1998, with generous support from the Royal Thai Government. The University was established to meet the needs of people in the north of Thailand, and to commemorate the gracious contributions of the King's Mother, Her Royal Highness Princess Srinagarindra, lovingly known to her subjects as "Mae Fah Luang." From its inaugural class of 64 students in 1998, MFU has become Thailand's fastest growing post-secondary institution with an enrollment of just under 10,000 students. After little over a decade of operation, MFU is already well known for its high-quality teaching, research, and service to the people of the north, as well as Thailand.

Mae Fah Luang Unviersity's campus consists of a large complex of modern, state-of-the-art buildings, spanning more than 800 hectares. The campus is located in a spectacular setting of mountains and trees, an environment conducive to teaching and learning in a clean, inviting setting. As both a regional and national university, MFU provides high-quality education services and resources for the neighboring countries of the Greater Mekhong Sub-region (GMS), and reaches out to all of Southeast Asia.

Message from the President

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanchai Sirichana
Mae Fah Luang University

Dear Students, Parents, Faculty, Staff and Visitors
For more than a decade, Mae Fah Luang University has been providing students with the education needed to mold them into future leaders. Founded on the principle of “New. Better. Different,” MFU seeks to provide opportunities for students to study newly developing fields, and to become innovators in new industries. With 62 degree programs in 10 different Faculties, Mae Fah Luang is definitely prepared to do that.

I welcome the responsibility of working with students, faculty and staff to ensure that Mae Fah Luang University reaches its goals, and continues to develop future leaders by broadening the intellectual and cultural horizons of our students, as well as developing their interpersonal skills in an international setting.

I look forward to building the future leaders of the world, teaching them how to live among and with different cultures, how to learn and educate themselves to be properly equipped for the future, and providing them with the capacity to lead future generations to prominence.

I would like to assure you that I am committed to not only expanding the international environment at this University, but also expanding diversity, equity and inclusion. These will be made a priority during my tenure.

In that vein, I look forward to continuing to work with and building a relationship with University partners. Thank you for your continuing support.

I am happy to have the responsibility of continuing to cultivate Mae Fah Luang University’s legacy.

Sincerely Yours,
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanchai Sirichana