Prince of Songkla University (PSU) was established under the Southern Development Plan policy with the intention to become the leading university in the southern region of Thailand, in terms of delivering graduate students, research, and academic services, whilst appreciating and maintaining arts and culture. The university’s educational management aims to develop graduate students empowering the country, and to adhere to a national educational approach that focuses on learner-centered education.
The educational philosophy of Prince of Songkla University is based on progressivism, the development of learners in all aspects, fostering social integration and adaptability. PSU believes that treating students through learner-centered education entails thoughtful consideration of various learner needs through the process of problem-solving and self-researching processes, and taking action inside and outside the classroom. Putting these ideas into action effectively results in sustainable learning approach, and forms the underlying basis of dynamic development. PSU also holds the notion that learning does not stop past university education, but continues throughout life. Accordingly, the educational management of the university aims to provide students with a thorough understanding and appreciation of lifelong learning.
The above-mentioned principles form the basis of outcome-based education, curriculum development, and various learning management processes, including active learning, which means learning from a variety of activities and actions; problem-based learning, which describes learning based on problem-solving through case studies; project-based learning, which refers to learning based on assignments and assessments; and service learning, which means education through serving the community. Prince of Songkla University aims to apply these principles successfully, as guided by the motto of the “Prince of Songkla”, HRH Prince Mahidol Adulyadej: “Our Soul is for the Benefit of Mankind”.