History of Krirk University
Krirk University is one of the most highly-reputed universities in Thailand and was founded in 1952 by Dr. Krirk Mangkhlaphrik. It has been promoting higher education since 1970 and was upgraded to university status in 1995. We have two important colleges i.e., the International College and the Political Communication College, which are known for having English and Chinese language teaching.
Krirk University has been actively involved in society to enhance students’ social skills, sense of social responsibility and their contributions to human society. Many faculty members of Krirk University have contributed to the public and private sectors. For example, some researchers have helped surrounding communities to solve social problems, and some lecturers have taken important roles in many organizations.
The Alumni of Krirk University have made distinguished contributions in the political, social and education spheres. We have our Alumni such as Dr. Chalermchai Sreeon, Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives; Dr. Kanokwan Vilawan, Deputy Minister of Education; Dr.Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana, Secretary to the Minister of Office of the Prime Minister; Mr. Sira Jenjaka, Member of Parliament of Bangkok and Mr. Mario Maurer, actor.
To promote education with social change, Krirk University has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with a number of education institutions in Thailand as well as China.
Krirk University was founded in 1952. As the first private university in Thailand, Kirk University was issued number 001private university by the Thai government. The well-known story of Krirk University is told by scholars below.
In terms of being an international university, Krirk University has academic collaborations with various educational institutions in China and ASEAN countries. These collaborations allow Krirk University to share resources, staff, students, academic and research materials with other educational institutions to build academic strength and to help make Krirk University a world leading university.
Thirdly, most Krirk University graduates get good jobs after graduation while some of them are self-employed. Lastly, Krirk University is regarded as a university that has been on the path of developing higher education for a long time and has been recognized in the education industry.
With all the reasons I mentioned above, Krirk University is strongly recommended to be one of the world’s top 500 universities.
In joining with other agencies to drive regional events / activities in the region, Krirk University has collaborated with the National Research Agency (NRCT) in conducting research projects for local communities.