Chiang Mai University tops regional state rankings

Photo courtesy of KhaoSod

Chiang Mai University has been named the most popular regional state university in Thailand this year, according to the latest uniRank rankings. The rankings, which evaluate universities based on website popularity, were released today.

UniRank evaluates university popularity based on three main criteria: website popularity, accuracy and completeness of information, and the frequency of updated news. These comprehensive criteria ensure that the universities listed are not only prominent in academia but also maintain a strong online presence.

The top 10 regional state universities in Thailand for 2024 include Chiang Mai University at the top, followed by Prince of Songkla University, Khon Kaen University, Burapha University, Naresuan University, Suranaree University of Technology, Walailak University, Ubon Ratchathani University, Maejo University, and Mahasarakham University.

“The rankings have always been a reliable source for assessing the popularity and influence of universities based on their online presence.”

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Chiang Mai University’s top ranking reflects its significant online engagement and the comprehensive and regularly updated information available on its website. The university’s commitment to providing accurate and up-to-date information has paid off, securing it the highest spot on the list.

Prince of Songkla University, known for its strong emphasis on science and technology, has also performed well, securing the second spot. Khon Kaen University, with its extensive range of programs and strong research output, has taken the third position.

Burapha University and Naresuan University, both known for their robust academic programs and significant contributions to regional development, have secured the fourth and fifth spots respectively. Suranaree University of Technology, recognised for its innovative approaches to education, is in sixth place.

Walailak University, Ubon Ratchathani University, Maejo University, and Mahasarakham University complete the top 10 list. Each of these institutions has demonstrated excellence in maintaining a dynamic online presence and providing accurate and current information, reported KhaoSod.

“We are delighted to see such a diverse range of universities making it to the top 10. This reflects the growing importance of digital engagement and the value of accurate, comprehensive information.”

UniRank’s yearly assessment provides valuable insights into the online influence and popularity of universities, helping students and academic professionals make informed decisions. The focus on website popularity indicates the increasing importance of digital presence in the higher education sector.

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Puntid Tantivangphaisal

Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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