On 26 February 2020, Mae Fah Luang University had the great honour of receiving Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, who, on behalf of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, presided over MFU’s commencement ceremony for the Academic Year 2018 at the C4 Princess Mother Auditorium. This year’s commencement marked the graduation of MFU’s 17th class of students and also the School of Medicine’s first batch of graduates. In total, 2,816 Thai and 105 international graduates attended the degree presentation ceremony. This year, MFU presented an Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences to Somdet Phra Maha Rajjamangalamuni (Thongchai Dhammadhajo), a member of Sangha Supreme Council and the Assistant Abbot of Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan, and an Honarary Doctorate in International Relations to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Vanchai Sirichana, the Founding President of Mae Fah Luang University.
After conferring the degrees, HRH Princess Sirindhorn was given a special tour of the exhibition of ‘MFU for Community’ by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chayaporn Wattanasiri, the President of Mae Fah Luang University at Vanchai Sirichana building. Since 1998, MFU has followed the royal aspiration and its mission to transfer knowledge and experience from all schools and units to communities in order to improve people’s quality of life and promote the self-reliance in communities.
For almost twenty two years, the university has consistently offered academic services to society in four key areas: education development, public health, environmental protection, and career support. In total, there are 510 educational development projects (worth about 56 million baht); 377 public health projects (worth about 72 million baht); 73 environmental protection projects (worth about 6.3 million baht); and 327 career support projects (worth about 6 million baht).