Krirk University of Thailand awarded "Five Star University of Excellence" in the QS World University Rankings 2022

Krirk University of Thailand awarded "Five Star University of Excellence" in the QS World University Rankings 2022

In the 2022 QS World University Star Rating, Krirk University of Thailand received a 5-star rating with "Five-Star University of Excellence". Krirk University is the only private university in Thailand to receive this award. The President of Krirk University, Professor Dr. Krasae Chanawong, emphasised that the university values this honour and will continue to take it forward by improving the standard of education in the new era and keeping up with the times and international development.

Professor Dr. Krasae Chanawong, President of Krirk University, described how the QS World University Rankings are highly regarded globally, especially the QS World University Rankings and the QS Stars University Rating System. These important rankings are published by the World Education Information Rankings agency QS (Quacquarelli Symonds Limited), and they include universities in the United Kingdom. It is an evaluation system that focuses on higher education institutions' educational and operational performance per internationally recognised standards, based on eight evaluation criteria and a score between 0-5 stars. In 2022, Krirk University participated in the QS World University Rankings and received the "Five Star University of Excellence" recognition from the QS Stars University Rating System. Notably, only 83 of the 1,200 universities worldwide have received 5-star ratings, and only 23 of the 650 universities in Asia got a 5-star ranking.

Only two Thai universities achieved 5-star ratings in this most recent evaluation: public Mahidol University and private Krirk University. Krirk University received five stars in all eight categories: Teaching, Employability, Internationalisation, Academic Development, Online Learning, and Inclusiveness. The MBA program and University Social Responsibility both received three stars.

Professor Dr. Krasae Chanawong, President of Krirk University, is tremendously proud of these achievements and expresses gratitude to the university's QS organising team, teachers and staff, and all relevant individuals whose collaborative efforts have been recognised by the QS Stars institution. “The fact that Krirk University is one of two award-winning universities in Thailand demonstrates that our educational superiority is recognised,” he said. “We note that the QS Stars assessment affirms our strengths and reveals our weaknesses, and we should continue to evaluate ourselves, overcome our shortcomings, and increase our strengths.”

Professor Dr. Krasae Chanawong, President of Krirk University, highlighted that the next step of Krirk University is to continue to focus on improvement of teaching and research in the university. “This will include development of new academic fields to establish a new global culture, including courses in Thai-China-ASEAN development, security management, and leadership training,” he said. “These courses are essential for students' employment and life after graduation. Moreover, book learning is not enough: it is necessary to develop real-world skills that pave the way to the future. Therefore, Krirk University is constantly striving to produce highly qualified, knowledgeable, and ethically-minded graduates who can meet the leadership demands of tomorrow.”

Dr. Thawal Ruyaporn, Chairman of the Royal Thai Lawyers' Council and Dean of the Faculty of Law of Krirk University, stated that, “The Faculty of Law is actively involved in the QS Stars Awards rating. The QS Stars Awards ranking attests to the university's teaching and academic prowess. The Faculty of Law is recognised for producing a large number of law graduates who contribute positively to society. International recognition will help to increase the university's national and international competitiveness. This grade will support Krirk University's overall development, reward the professionalism of our teachers, and enhance our worldwide teaching curriculum projects, especially those promoting Chinese economic cooperation and investment between Thailand and China. This cooperation is significant as the legal elements of business, technology, investment, and other connected fields between China and Thailand demand Chinese ability, and Chinese learning will benefit both nations' development.”

Dr. Sangchai Sodteevorakol, Chairman of the Tio Chew Association of Thailand and Chairman of the Chinese School Association in Western Thailand, described Krirk University in Thailand as, “a comprehensive institution of higher education based in Thailand, radiating China-ASEAN, and specialising in the nurturing of application-oriented senior talents. In response to the quickly changing new circumstances at home and abroad, it has actively modified its education and teaching management mode. It has played a direct role in fostering diverse international talents and deepening Sino-Thai educational and cultural interactions.”

"On the occasion of the honourable title of QS Five-Star Excellence of Krirk University in Thailand, on behalf of the Tio Chew Association of Thailand and all the directors and teachers of the Chinese School Association in Western Thailand, I would like to express my heartfelt congratulations to Krirk University in Thailand,” concluded Dr. Sangchai Sodteevorakol. “I wish the University of Krirk success and the cultivation of many more talents."

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