Chulalongkorn university was founded by King Vajiravudh (Rama VI) in 1917 and its name comes from his father King Chulalongkorn (Rama V). It is the combination between the Royal Pages School and the College of Medicine. “Phra Kiao”, a royal insignia, is used as the symbol of the university.
Chulalongkorn University is composed of a total of 41 faculties, departments, colleges, academic, research, and service institutes, and academic offices. The undergraduate student body numbers 20,419. Currently, there are 9,740 students studying for their Master degree and 1,737 studying for their Doctorate. This means the university has a total of 32,511 students with a faculty and staff, including government officials and university personnel, numbering 7,851.
Chulalongkorn University is located in the middle of Bangkok. It is not far from “Siam Square” the famous shopping area where young people like to hang out, and it is also very close to a private sport club of upper-class people.