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Mae Fah Luang, Mahidol lead Thai universities in global rankings

Mae Fah Luang University was included in the World University Rankings issued by the Times Higher Education for the first time - and it came out on top in Thailand. (Photo from Mae Fah Luang University Facebook account)

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New addition Mae Fah Luang University and Mahidol University topped Thai tertiary institutions in a global survey this year.

Mae Fah Luang and Mahidol were grouped in the 601-800 band in the latest global rankings by the Times Higher Education released on Thursday.

Mae Fah Luang in Chiang Rai province received high scores for research citations and its international outlook, while Mahidol performed best in graduates' income.

International outlook is defined as a university with international students, staff and teachers on the campus.

Chulalongkorn was rated in the lower tier of the 801-1,000 group.

National University of Singapore remained the best in Asean, staying at 25th in the world rankings and its compatriot, Nangyang Technology University second at 48th.

The University of Oxford remained the best for four consecutive years, followed by California Institute for Technology and the Cambridge University.

The Times surveyed 1,300 universities in 92 countries.

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Vocabulary:

citation (noun): words or lines taken from a book, speech, research article, etc. - การกล่าวอ้าง

compatriot : a person who is from the same country as you are - คนชาติเดียวกัน

consecutive : following one after another in order and with nothing else in between - ที่ต่อเนื่องตามลำดับ

income : money that someone gets from working or from investing money - รายได้

outlook : an idea about what a situation will be like in the future - อนาคตที่คาดหวังไว้, ทัศนคติ

ranking : the position of somebody/something on a scale that shows how good or important they are in relation to other similar people or things, especially in sport - อันดับ

survey : to ask a large number of people questions to find out their opinions - สำรวจ

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