Chula Ranked Top in Thailand by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Chula Ranked Top in Thailand by Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Chulalongkorn University was ranked Thailand’s best university in 8 out of 11 subjects, according to Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings by Subject 2021.

Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings recently announced the World University Rankings by Subject 2021, ranking Chulalongkorn University as highest in Thailand with an increased overall score in the 601-800th range in the world rankings.

Of the 11 subjects considered, Chula ranked Thailand’s best in four subjects, namely Business and Economics, Computer Science, Education, and Social Science.

Prof. Dr. Bundhit Eua-arporn, Chula’s President said, “The rankings confirm that the path we have chosen to develop our graduates and research projects is the right one.  The role universities have changed tremendously.   People once thought that Chula was just a public source of knowledge.  However, today we have adapted with the times to include three additional aspects.  To begin with, the university needs to encourage the exchange of new knowledge and the application of such innovative ideas in the outside world.  This will help develop the way of thinking for students and teachers.   Second, the university should be the source of knowledge that links the outside world, alumni, Thai society, and international communities.  The ties we make with enable us to progress even further.   We can exchange learning and progress more quickly.   Most importantly, third, the university should produce future leaders who would create impactful research and innovation to serve the society, under the goal of sustainability.”

Moreover, three subjects were ranked second-best in Thailand: Clinical and Health, Engineering and Technology, and Physical Science.  As a plus, Life Science was ranked third best in Thailand.

The rankings demonstrate Chulalongkorn University’s progress and the various strengths encompassing the fields of economics, engineering, medical science, and social sciences– all leaders in innovation for society.

The THE World University Rankings assess world universities using five performance indicators to provide the most comprehensive and balanced comparison that is trustable by students, academia, industry leaders, and governments.  The performance indicators in this year’s methodology are grouped into five areas:  Teaching (learning environment), Research (volume, income, and reputation), Citations (research influence), International Outlook (staff, students, and researchers), and Industry Income. (Knowledge transfer).


Chula is the place to discover one’s true individuality and the years I spent here were most enjoyable.

Rossukhon Kongket Alumni, Faculty of Communication Arts, Chulalongkorn University