PSU Open Week 2012

Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai Campus, arranged the PSU Open Week from August 16-18, 2012. The objectives of the event were to display the academic performances of PSU staff and students, to publicize the university, and to emphasize the role of PSU in applying its potential to develop Southern Thailand. The program during the PSU Open Week comprises various activities including, Academic Conferences, Seminars, Research and Innovation Exhibitions, Performances on Stage, as well as the Higher Education exhibitions

During the PSU Open Week, more than 300,000 visitors, including from primary school students to parents and other interested people from all Southern provinces, have enjoyed the Southern Agricultural Fair, Science Week, Higher Education exhibitions, discovered many research works and participated in many activities arranged by various faculties of PSU.


The various exhibitions displayed include leading research projects and the excellence of the research work at PSU. Therefore, the potential of PSU as a National Research University was revealed once again during this event. Several outstanding projects were emphasized such as, the rubber innovation project, value-added food products and sustainable food industry in Southern Thailand, coastal natural resources and management, medical and public health innovation, etc. These projects respond to the need in the South of Thailand for research and development, materials technology application, and to the southern border’s multi-culture.


H.E. Chuan Leekpai, former Prime Minister and Advisor to Prince of Songkla University presided over the PSU Open Week ceremony this year.


As the year 2012 is the special occasion to celebrate the 120th anniversary for Prince Mahidol’s birthday, PSU has arranged the “Prince Mahidol 120th Anniversary” exhibition to honor him. In addition, the presentation about environmental crisis, disaster management in the South will be arranged through the exhibition about disasters in Southern Thailand and preparation for the disaster.