International Graduate Students: Pride of Chiang Mai University


Chiang Mai University’s 51st Graduation Ceremony Day, held on January 23, 2017, saw 7,270 students graduate, including 146 international students from 14 countries, who also attended this auspicious ceremony and received their degree certification from Her Royal Higher Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn.

CMU has become a leading higher educational institution in the Asian region, and one of its core strategies is to develop ‘the university’s Internationalization’, which is clearly stated in the ‘CMU Education Development Plan Phase 12 (2012-2016)’. The strategic goals for internationalization development comprise of several impactful indicators including the increased number of international students, the number of exchange programs, joint/double degree programs and the enhancement of international collaboration and networking.

CMU’s internationalization saw a total of 2,669 inbound students in the 2016 Academic Year, comprising of 578 degree program students, 166 exchange program students and 1,925 short course program students.

Of the 146 international students who graduated this year, 48 were Bachelor’s degree, 93 Master’s degree and 5 of Doctoral degree, with the Faculty of Social Science having had the highest number of international students at 39. The study programs which had the highest number of international students were Economics at 39 and Social Science at 36, while the highest number of students from any nation is Myanmar at 54, with China second at 32 (see Table 1).

During the graduation ceremony CMU was pleased to be able to grant Master’s Degree in Economics (International) to 20 Myanmar students, who are recognized as the first graduate students of this program. The Master Degree Program in Economics is CMU’s international program located at Yangon University of Economics, Myanmar, and opened in 2014. The Myanmar graduate students agree that to graduate from this program offers them a great opportunity to work in important positions in both public and private organizations in Myanmar and they are confident that with their knowledge they could play key roles to support Myanmar’s development and prosperity.

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