Prince of Songkla University (PSU), a public university established in 1967, was the first university in southern Thailand. It consists of five campuses offering various programs of education consistent with the needs of their communities. Moreover, PSU also comprises 39 faculties, colleges and institutes, four hospitals, and more than 40 excellence and research centers, all committed to academic excellence, strong social responsibility, and active engagement in community services.
The central aims of the university are to raise general education standards and support regional industry and development. The university aims to establish excellence in research and teaching, to provide academic services to communities, and to take an active role in the preservation of national heritage in arts and culture, especially for those from southern Thailand.