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.

Scholars Recommend Krirk University  

        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.

Krirk University is an international university which gives students from neighboring countries a chance to study by using foreign languages as the medium of teaching and doing research. Krirk University cooperates with government agencies and private sectors in developing academic and applied research projects that build upon the vision of the faculty and students. It also receives budgets from the public and private sectors to support its research work.
Associate Professor Sayam Aroonsrimorakot
Mahidol University, Thailand
Krirk University has the potential to be ranked in the top 500 universities of the world since it is a venerable educational institutions which provides teaching and learning at the graduate and undergraduate levels in Thailand. It is famous for its language teaching especially in English and Chinese language. In the field of research, Krirk University has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Thailand Research Fund (TRF) and National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) to receive funding for research projects in local areas. It has been working on research projects continually to enhance learning processes for people throughout Bangkok and its vicinity.
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.
Assistant Professor Supot Saikaew
Walaya Alongkorn Rajabhat University, Thailand
Krirk University should be ranked in the world’s top 500 universities due to the following reasons: First of all, Krirk University has been certified for educational quality assurance at a very high level by the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA), which indicates the quality of educational process, as well as its productivity and exceptional social outcomes. Secondly, most Krirk University faculty members have received doctoral degrees. They have also received awards for their research papers that have been published in leading national and international journals.
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.
Asst. Prof. Chacattrai Rayasawath
Council Member of Nakhon Ratchasima. Rajabhat University, Thailand
Krirk University deserves to be ranked in the world’s top 500 universities due to its marvelous educational quality. The instructors regularly have research papers published in various journals. It is certified at a very good educational standard by the Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA) as well.
Mr. Vatchara Yakhun
Air Traffic Control Manager Aeronautical radio of Thailand Ltd, Thailand
Krirk University is a university worthy of being ranked among the top 500 universities in the world. This is because the university has educated graduates at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels and has a good reputation in many sectors, both public and private. In the field of research, the Krirk University lecturers have produced high quality research and published in renowned journals both nationally and internationally. In addition, in the field of academic service, Krirk University’s lecturers are recognized by both public and private universities which have invited them to be members of their educational quality assurance committees. They have also been invited as experts in reading academic work and to give lectures and training sessions to both government and private sector audiences. Moreover, Krirk University is acknowledged as being an excellent educational institution by nationally and internationally renowned professors, such as Prof. Dr. Sombat Thamrongthanyawong, President of Walailak University and former President of National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA), Prof. Dr. Tin Prachayapruet, Pillar of Public Administration in Thailand, etc. in response to lecture to Krirk University.
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.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Kittachet Krivart
Walailak University, Thailand
Krirk University is the first private institution in Thailand, established in 1952, with a relatively long history. It has cooperated with many famous universities in China, and has trained excellent students at undergraduate, master and doctoral levels for the benefit of society. It has international programs taught in Chinese approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation of Thailand. The multi-lingual training model of the university in Thailand is recognized by many students in China, which is one of the reasons why our college has chosen the University due to its friendly cooperation, and we are confident that Krirk University will get better and better. We are confident it will enter the ranks of the top 500 universities in the world.
Professor Li Yanfeng
Associate Dean, School of Music, Shanxi University, China
Founded in 1952, Krirk University has a long history and a strong faculty of scholars and professors from home and abroad. In the field of research, Krirk’s lecturers have produced high-quality research that has been published many times in national and international journals. In addition, Krirk has organised many online and offline seminars that have been well received by scholars and teachers in China. Since our cooperation began, we have established a good, long-term and in-depth relationship with Krirk University in terms of student exchange and faculty exchange, and we have deeply felt the responsibility to their mission of Krirk’s students and faculty during exchange visits.
Professor Liu Xin
Dean of the School of Law, West Anhui University, China
Krirk University focuses on cultivating independent talents and improving students' knowledge with an innovative teaching approach. The University is committed to promoting the development of a wisdom-infused society. As a multilingual international program approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation of Thailand, the University has one of the best higher education programs taught in Chinese we have found. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Krirk University and have been working closely with Krirk.
Professor Dr. Zhao Yajun
Director, Communication University of Shanxi ,China
Based in Thailand and radiating to the Asia Pacific region, Krirk University is a comprehensive research-oriented institution of higher education with a focus on scientific research, the cultivation of research-oriented master's degree students, and the cultivation of undergraduate and master's degree students. It has the potential to be ranked among the top 500 in the world. As one of the leading research universities in Thailand, it has a national core journal, and is also approved by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation as a base for international programs taught in Chinese. It is specially recommended to participate in the QS ranking where it will surely become one of the top 500 universities in the world.
Professor Dr. Wang Dongqiang
Director of Academic Affairs, Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences, China.
Krirk University, based on ASEAN practice, has the aim of improving the quality of education and enhancing global vision. In the context of the "One Belt, One Road" initiative, China and Thailand work together more closely and the University has been able to attract high quality faculty from both countries. With high quality education, Krirk University deserves to be ranked in the QS rankings. I highly recommend Krirk University to be ranked as one of the top 500 universities in the world.
Prof. Dr. Qi Xingui
Chongqing University of Arts and Science, China
Krirk University, based on ASEAN practice, has the aim of improving the quality of education and enhancing global vision. In the context of the "One Belt, One Road" initiative, China and Thailand work together more closely and the University has been able to attract high quality faculty from both countries. With high quality education, Krirk University deserves to be ranked in the QS rankings. I highly recommend Krirk University as one of the top 500 universities in the world.
Prof. Dr. Ma Yan
Institute of Intelligent Education, Chongqing Normal University, China
Krirk University is a comprehensive research institution based in Thailand and the Asia-Pacific region, focusing on the training of academic master and doctoral students, and featuring the integrated undergraduate and master programs. As an international university, Thailand's academic strength has been significantly enhanced by its deep academic cooperation with universities in China and other countries around the world. This has enabled the university to share its educational and teaching resources and academic research results with universities in other countries. I therefore support the entry of the University into the QS rankings and its entry into the world's leading universities.
Professor Dr. Yingxue Mou
Vice President, School of Education, Chongqing Normal University, China
Education is a responsibility and also a sentiment. The fundamental value of education is its contribution to society. Krirk University has been actively involved in a variety of social and practical activities to enhance students' social responsibility. The ultimate point of education is always people and their development. In the construction of campus culture, Krirk University has always focused on high quality education with responsibility, respect, integrity and gratitude as the contents of education.
Associate Professor, Zhang Guoqing
Shanxi University, China
Krirk University has taken full advantage of its unique Chinese language environment to develop Chinese learning models. Krirk University has ideas, thoughts, new ideas and strengths in the path of Chinese language education and the internationalisation of Chinese language study. The University has made remarkable achievements in areas such as promoting exchanges between China and Thailand in the fields of trade, commerce and culture.
Associate Professor Li Qing
Communication University of Shanxi, China